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Unlocking Capital Flows for Forest Sector Development in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released the 2017 African Forestry Investment Conference (AFIC) report 'Unlocking Capital Flows for Forest Sector Development in Africa'. The event brought together key players from the financial services and plantation forestry industries, government, smallholder associations and civil society to discuss how 'purpose-built' financing models can be developed to help support the development of a world-class plantation-based industry in Africa.

This knowledge product is part of the work undertaken by the African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG), in the context of their work with the Climate Investment Fund’s Forestry Investment Program (CIF FIP).

The report is from international working conference called “African Forestry Investment Conference (AFIC) ” on June 13th and 14th 2017, in Accra, Ghana. The event brought together 65 key players from the financial services and plantation forestry industries, senior government officials, independent experts, smallholder associations and civil society to discuss how ‘purpose-built’ financing models can be developed to help support the development of a world class plantation-based industry in Africa.