FMDQ Securities Exchange (“FMDQ”), in partnership with Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Financial Sector Deepening (“FSD”) Africa, under the implementation workstream of the Nigerian Green Bond Market Development Programme (the “Programme”), successfully executed an Issuers Capacity Building and Training Session on Green Bonds on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The training which was facilitated by Mr. Olumide Lala, Africa Programme Manager, CBI, was targeted at representatives from Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, Sustainability Risk and Renewable Energy, Strategy & Innovation units of commercial banks, mortgage banks, infrastructure banks, as well as development finance institutions (“DFIs”) to educate them on the introduction to green bonds, overview of the CBI Taxonomy, green bond labelling and certification scheme and how to develop a green bond framework.
Mr. Victor Nkiiri, Senior Financial Markets Specialist, FSD Africa, while presenting on the importance of inclusive capital markets in Africa emphasised the need for African countries to take strategic steps to adapt and mitigate climate effects and risks. He shared insights on the catastrophic damaged caused by the cyclone Idai, which was one of the worst tropical cyclones to affect Africa- causing a distress to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, which killed about 1,303 people and affected more than 3 million others.
A key highlight of the session was Access Bank PLC sharing their green bond issuance story with participants. Access Bank PLC issued the 1st CBI Certified Corporate Green Bond in Africa in March 2019. Mr. Gbenga Adeleke, Senior Manager, Access Bank PLC, gave a brief of the green bond issuance experience as well as the support the bank obtained under the Programme.
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