Posted by: tdbgroup February 29, 2024 No Comments


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Anne-Marie Iskandar
Senior Communications Officer
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
Trade and Development Bank
Global Green Growth Institute
Mona Laczo
Head of Communication and Knowledge

Nairobi, 29 February 2024 – On the heels of the COP28 global climate summit, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement aimed at fostering cooperation in climate adaptation funding and accelerating TDB’s climate finance strategy implementation in TDB member states.

The agreement, signed on 20th December 2023 establishes a framework between TDB Group and GGGI to pursue eligible transactions contributing to sustainable economic growth across Africa. Specifically, TDB Group and GGGI will explore opportunities in adaptation finance, co-financing, and project finance in the region served by TDB.

Furthermore, joint efforts will be invested in implementing TDB’s Climate Finance Strategy, pipeline development, and equity mobilization from potential institutions, including financial entities, pension funds, and investors.  TDB and GGGI will also facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices in related topics.

Admassu Tadesse, TDB Group President and Managing Director said that “This collaboration with GGGI aligns with our commitment to promoting a model of sustainable development across Africa which takes into consideration climate imperatives, including adaptation finance. We are keen to work together on expanding the capital available and broadening the pipeline of projects to this effect, and thus step-up our triple bottom-line impact in the economies we serve.”

According to the Global Centre on Adaptation, the flow of adaptation finance to Africa must increase to over USD 100 billion per year by 2035 to build resilience against climate change and unlock up to USD 6 trillion in economic benefits during the same period.

Mary Kamari, TDB Group Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Executive said:As part of this wide gap which exists in adaptation finance, adaption solutions in agriculture for African farmers, which represent about half of the continent’s workforce, are becoming increasingly critical. We look forward to working with GGGI to scale-up our interventions in this space.”

Malle Fofana, Africa Regional Director, Global Green Growth Institute added: “We need to work collaboratively to ensure that the potential of African farmers is realized. Having access to quality investment and finance is a key driving factor in building a sustainable, climate-resilient future. GGGI is pleased to partner with TDB to unlock investments and financial opportunities in the agricultural sector potentially benefiting millions of people across Africa.”     


About TDB
Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is an investment-grade African regional development finance group, with the mandate to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development. With an asset base of USD 10 bn, TDB Group has 25 African member states, which alongside non-regional member countries and institutional investors from Africa, Europe and Asia, form TDB’s community of shareholders.

TDB Group counts several subsidiaries and strategic business units including the Trade and Development Bank (TDB), TDB Group Asset Management, the Trade and Development Fund (TDF), TDB Captive Insurance Company (TCI), the ESATAL fund management company and TDB Academy.

About GGGI
With 48 Member States – nine in Africa – the Global Green Growth Institute is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization. GGGI supports its Member States in transitioning their economies toward a green growth model that simultaneously achieves poverty reduction, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. GGGI provides policy advice and technical support in the development of green growth plans, policies and regulations, mobilization of green investments, implementation of green growth projects, and development of local capacities and knowledge sharing.

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