African Forum on Green Economy – Session 4: Natural Capital & Development Finance


On the 10th of June 2020, the African Forum on Green Economy held a webinar on ‘Natural Capital & Development Finance’.

A panel of major development finance institutions in Africa share their interests and ambitions for integrating natural capital into investments. Watch the discussion on how these institutions can increasingly work together to integrate new considerations of nature into their operations.

What role does natural capital play in African economies, and how can we integrate it further?
How do we develop models and systems to calculate these costs transparently, to inform cost-benefits analysis as a basis for developmental planning?
Is there a need to stimulating the economy of wildlife and biodiversity for tourism, after the COVID crisis?
How can development finance in Africa help leverage private finance to invest back in African natural capital in an impactful way?

Professor Kevin Urama, Senior Director of the African Development Institute (ADI) of the African Development Bank
Thomas O’Brien, Senior Advisor for Africa to the World Bank
Alice Ruhweza, Africa Region Director of World Wildlife Fund
Vanessa Ushie (moderator), Manager of Policy Analysis Division at African Development Bank.