Tag: International Finance Corporation

IFC on supporting financial institutions to expand access to green financing

The International Finance Corporation is providing FirstRand Bank with Africa’s first climate loan with a blue component to the value of $225 million. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Gokhan Kont, Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa at the International Finance Corporation.

COVID-19: IFC moves to support Nigerian businesses hit by the pandemic

As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rip through businesses across Africa and the globe, to what extent can international and development finance institutions provide support for Africa?

World Bank moving forward on first $1.7 bln in pandemic aid projects

The World Bank’s executive board is expected to consider later this week the first fast-track funds to help Afghanistan and Ethiopia respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank’s president said on Sunday.

How the IFC is empowering women to actively participate in Rwanda’s financial sector

Over the past five years, International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) have held a ceremonious event where players in the financial sector commit to bridge the gender financial gap. On the side-lines of this year's Ring the Bell event CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with IFC's representative, Linda Kalimba Mulenga for more on the benefits of this event.

Africa Investment Forum: IFC’s Pimenta on investment opportunities and challenges on the continent

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) regards the Africa Investment Forum as an interesting opportunity to meet and hear from some of Africa’s leaders and some of the key players in the private sector on what they see as the opportunities and challenges on the continent. Sergio Pimenta, Vice President of IFC in Middle East and Africa joins CNBC Africa’s Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more.

IFC’s Peter Lankes on how to maximise finance for development

To discuss the World Bank Group's strategy to maximise finance for development, International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Vice President for Economics and Private Sector, Hans Peter Lankes joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria’s power sector in need of recapitalisation amid disinvestment threat

Amidst talks of a further divestment in Nigeria's power sector, International Finance Corporation's Nigeria Country Manager, Eme Essien Lore says the country needs a plan of action on how Discos can over time become financially sustainable. To discuss divestment, stranded power, and a failed social contract within Nigeria's power sector, Eme Essien Lore joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.

Improving payment services in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed Deposit Money Banks to offer mobile money wallets without prior approval. Chidinma Lawanson, Financial Services Consultant at International Finance Corporation (IFC) joins CNBC Africa for more.
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