Webinar: Reflecting on the IKI MI Programme Learnings and Key Takeaways

The IKI Mobilising Investment team hosted a webinar: Reflecting on the IKI MI Programme Learnings and Key Takeaways on the 8th of April 2020

Watch the webinar here:



  • Alexia Kelly, LEDS GP Finance Working Group / Electric Capital, US
    Alexia will share key learnings that have been synthesised from the IKI MI Programmeand the work under the LEDS Global Partnership Finance Working Group over the past several years supporting developing country partner governments on NDC finance.



  • John Thorne, SouthSouthNorth, South Africa:
    John  shared experiences gained from IKI MI activities in Kenya. The programme worked with stakeholders to unlock opportunities in the domestic bio-ethanol based clean cooking industry. An ethanol cooking fuel masterplan highlights the supply-side investment opportunity for ethanol production.  By developing sector investment cases, the plan acts as a framework for a range of stakeholders, including government.  John will share insights into the process followed, potentials and remaining challenges.


  • Areej Riaz, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Bangladesh
    Areej  shared the experiences from the IKI MI Bangladesh country activities. The country team conducted economic analysis of the off grid solar opportunity.  With improved understanding of the business models, and development of real time technical decision-making tools, investments decisions can better supported.  Areej will provide direct insights into successes and challenges, and will also speak about the approach to working with stakeholders and the governance and regulatory frameworks

The speakers explored what worked well and what did not when:

  • engaging private sector investors
  • applying business models to a pipeline of energy projects, and
  • recommending policy and regulatory changes to enable an investment environment

Presentations below:

John Thorne

Alexia Kelly

John Thorne and Edna Odhiambo

Areej Riaz

The webinar  included a facilitated question and answer session, ensuring that participants leave with a stronger understanding of the NDC finance mobilization strategic process. It  explored how this process can help countries and implementing partners to rapidly identify and address the key policy and regulatory challenges that are impeding private finance flows and lay the groundwork for successful NDC implementation.

This was the fifth webinar in a series covering the project funded by the German Government under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) entitled Mobilising Investment for NDC Implementation.

For more information about the programme, please click here