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Experts for capacity building of bankers on sustainable financing


Published : 26 Jun 2022 08:42 PM

Speakers at a workshop highlighted the benefits of environment-friendly investment & policy-driven sustainable finance opportunities for investors.

The training workshop on ‘Sustainable Finance for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities’, was organised by Bangladesh Bank and Improved Coordination of International Climate Finance (ICICF) project was held in Khulna recently. 

Thirty officials from the commercial bank branches in Khulna and Bangladesh Bank Khulna office participated in the event.

The ICICF project is implemented by GIZ Bangladesh on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

The project has been working closely with the government of Bangladesh to help the country mobilise climate finance from the international and national level.

With an objective of supporting the financial sector in implementing the sustainable finance policy circulated by the central bank, the project has been working with the Sustainable Finance Department of Bangladesh Bank. Dr. Firdaus Ara Hussain, Principal Advisor, ICICF Project, emphasised the importance of strengthening capacities of relevant stakeholders for accessing international climate finance sources to ensure sustainable development initiatives of the country during her welcome remarks. Sessions on topics related to sustainable financing, refinancing schemes, monitoring and reporting procedures were conducted by Khondkar Morshed Millat, Director of Sustainable Finance Department and Dr. Shah Md. Ahsan Habib of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM).

Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank Khulna Office, S M Hasan Reza distributed certificates among the participants after the training. 

In his closing speech Reza emphasized the need of capacity strengthening support for the local bankers on sustainable financing.  He thanked the participants and the organisers of the programme and requested GIZ to continue supporting this kind of initiatives in the local level for ensuring sustainable development.