One of the main bottlenecks identified why local governments continue to be unable to access climate finance is the limited knowledge about the needs and requirements of funders. Furthermore, they rarely have the opportunity to engage with them directly. In a similar way, financial institutions and investors encounter difficulties in identifying bankable projects from sub-national governments and have limited exposure to the wide range of projects that cities have.
This pitch event with a focus on Africa and Asia, aims to (i) contribute to a better understanding of financing opportunities (ii) give tips and tricks of project pitching, as well as (iii) enable the space for selected projects to test their pitch and concept.
The event also intends to contribute to reach the ambitious goals of the LUCI initiative through participants receiving first-hand information about project preparation and financing opportunities of the various LUCI and TAP partners.
After the presentations, eight (8) TAP project developers, divided in two (2) groups (in each group four (4)) can make their pitch, and get recommendations from a jury consisting of financial partner/institution representatives.
The event will be held in English.