ECOSOC Forum: Financing for Development

April 16, 2019, New-York

Matthieu Boussichas (FERDI) was a panelist at the parallel session "Innovative financing for sustainable development: Scale and impact"

From 15 to 18 April 2019, the ECOSOC organized the Financing for Development Forum.

Matthieu Boussichas, Programme Manager at Ferdi was a panelist at the parallel session "Innovative financing for sustainable development: Scale and impact" organized by the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development (Governments of Japan, France, Germany, India) in cooperation with UNDP.  

This side event provided an opportunity to present already implemented and emerging innovative financing mechanisms and to discuss their progress and potential as well as challenges they are facing to finance the SDGs. Among others, participants  especially shed light on solidarity taxes, blended finance initiatives, as well as new developments and opportunities in the Impact Investing market. 

Agenda and participants

Master of Ceremony: H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Opening Remarks

H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Keynote Speech 

Mr. Pedro Conceicao Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP 

Panel Discussion 

Moderator: 

Ms. Shari Spiegel, chief of the policy analysis & development branch in the Financing for sustainable development office, UN-DESA

Panelists:

Mr. Christophe Itier, High, Commissioner for social and solidarity economy and social innovation, France

Ms. Katharina Peter, Head of Division “Financing for Development; Donor Relations”, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Mr. Matthieu Boussichas, Program Manager at Ferdi (Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development) , France

H.E. Mr. Nagaraj Naidu, Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Mr. Haje Schütte, Head, Financing for Sustainable Development Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Ms. Maria Elena Querejazu Vidovic, President of Sembrar foundation, Bolivia

 

Q&A with the floor 

Summary by the panel moderator 

 

Closing Remarks 

H.E. Dr. Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations