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Natural Capital in Development Finance

A panel of major development finance institutions in Africa share their interests and ambitions for integrating natural capital into investments. Join the discussion on how these institutions can increasingly work together to integrate new considerations of nature into their operations. 



  • Professor Kevin Urama, Senior Director of the African Development Institute (ADI) of the African Development Bank

  • Thomas O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Africa to the World Bank

  • Alice Ruhweza, Africa Region Director of World Wildlife Fund

  • Vanessa Ushie (moderator), Manager of Policy Analysis Division at  African Development Bank. 



Webinar and Video Case Studies

Francophones: Accédez à la vidéo sous titrée en français en cliquant sur "paramètres /settings" en bas à droite de la vidéo puis "sous-titres". Cliquez de nouveau sur "sous-titre" pour choisir la langue de traduction.

Links & Documents

  • If you were interested in finding out more about the World Bank's African Climate Business Plan, you can find more links and info here

  • If you wanted to hear more about Thomas' work on West African coastal management investments as part of "WACA", you can find more information here

  • Watch a dedicated video about the East African Development Bank's Biodiversity Investment Fund, presented by one of the BIF team, here.

  • You can also find a new blog from UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative about how the financial rules of the game must be altered to inspire biodiversity spending.