C3ER Organizes Regional Dialogue on Private Sector Engagement in Climate Action (June21)

C3ER organized a Regional Dialogue on “Private Sector Engagement in Climate Action” on 20 June 2023 from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm at Surma Hall, Hotel Sonargaon, to share the findings of a comprehensive assessment report highlighting various opportunities and challenges for the private sector in taking action on climate change, and, to gain a regional perspective on Private Sector Investment in Climate Action. Additionally, the dialogue facilitated the exchange of knowledge on how government institutions can support private-sector access to international funding and the financial advantages of private-sector investment in climate action. Under this context, this dialogue event was organized.

During this event, Ms. Roufa Khanum, Assistant Director, C3ER, BRAC University, Ms. Ferdaus Ara Begum, CEO of BUILD, and Mr. Crispus Njeru, International Climate Change Specialist, FAO, presented the three studies commissioned by FAO under GCF readiness preparatory support project.

Mr. Sachin Pant, MD & CEO, IQT IN Pvt Ltd (IQT Italy) from India and Professor John Rowan, Director, UNESCO Centre of Water Law, Policy & Science, University of Dundee from the UK presented global perspectives on the private sector engagement/investment in climate action.

Mr. Chowdhury Liakath Ali, Director, SFD, Bangladesh Bank; Dr. Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed, Additional Managing Director, PKSF; Mr. Salah Uddin Mahmud, Deputy Managing Director, SMEF Foundation, Mr. Md Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive, CPRD, and Ms. Dilruba Haider, Programme Specialist, UN Women were presented as panelists.

The chair of the event was Dr. Nandan Mukherjee, Lead, Adaptation, and Resilience UNESCO Water Centre, University of Dundee, UK was the Chair of this regional dialogue and Ms Sharmin Nahar Nipa, Coordinator, C3ER, BRAC University was the moderator.

This event was supported by the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO Bangladesh). The participants of the event were Micro, Small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs); Civil Society Organizations (CSO); Community-Based Organizations (CBOs); Commercial Banks; Non-banking Financial Institutes (NBFIs); Social Enterprises engaged in Delivering Renewable Energy Services; Insurance Sector; Regional Donor Agencies; Regional Government entities.

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