The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners will host an online seminar on 17 January to discuss key findings on how best to improve investment in sustainable forest-related enterprises.
The webinar will bring together experts, policymakers, the private sector and NGO representatives to share lessons from a learning partnership on forest investment undertaken by IIED, LTS International Limited (LTS) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
The Evaluation and Learning Partnership on Financing Forest-Related Enterprises is designed to generate knowledge from CIF’s existing investment portfolio, as well as other programmes that aim to scale up investment in sustainable forest-related enterprises.
You will be able to interact with speakers on theories of change, barriers and risks, successful outcomes and lessons learnt. You will also have the opportunity to learn about emerging findings from the Evaluation and Learning Partnership and provide inputs on key learning themes.
Paul Jacovelli, Head of Forest Investments Division, UNIQUE forestry and land use
Paul Jacovelli has been working in forestry for 30 years and has a deep understanding of wood value chains. Prior to joining UNIQUE in 2016, Paul initiated and led the Uganda’s Sawlog Production Grant Scheme, a scheme that helped establish smallholder plantation industry at scale in Uganda.
Mark Ellis-Jones, CEO, F3 Life
Mark Ellis-Jones is the CEO and co-founder of F3 Life, a company providing climate-smart lending tools to financial institutions. He is a lawyer and environmental economist. He was previously a co-founder and led financial product design at an award-winning mobile money microcredit provider.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar, Director of Latin America, Althelia
Juan Carlos is the Director of Latin America for Althelia, a company that manages impact investment funds with a diverse portfolio including Althelia Climate Fund, capitalised at €100m. Juan Carlos manages Althelia’s project origination and structuring in sustainable land use in high priority conservation areas in Latin America.
The webinar will use Adobe Connect. For those who have not attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection. A quick start guide for desktop or mobile access is also available (PDF).
You will receive a link to the Adobe Connect meeting and details of how to access the webinar in your confirmation email when you register.
Please direct any further questions about the webinar to researcher Xiaoting Hou Jones: Xiaoting.Hou.Jones@iied.org