As the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD)—worth up to €4 billion—comes into sharper focus, development professionals across the globe are strategizing the best ways to engage with it.
Join us on Friday, December 1st, at 9am EST (2p
m GMT) for an online discussion with a panel of experts from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and Devex's Data team. You will get an in-depth look at the fund's priorities— and how to best work with it.
By attending the event, you will have a chance to learn more about:
- The essentials of the fund— including its purpose,
and structure priorities
- How the EFSD fits into broader trends in the funding landscape
- Insider tips for tapping into the fund
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Head of Unit, European Commission
Kay Parplies is the Head of Unit Investment and Innovative Financing at DG DEVCO. Prior to joining DG DEVCO, he acted as a head of
Director, European Investment Bank
Maria Shaw-Barragan is the Director of the Department in the European Investment Bank (EIB) that handles the lending operations in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Asia and Latin America.
Maria joined the EIB in 1997 and has had a number of responsibilities, including as Head of the Strategy Division of the EIB until June 2016. In this role her aim was to maximize the impact of the EIB, in a sustainable manner, to deliver on the Bank’s mission to make a significant contribution to the future of Europe, its partners and its citizens by promoting economic and social cohesion in the EU and beyond. In this position, Maria was directly involved in the design of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Previously, Maria was heading the Division in charge of restructuring, new products and equity investments in the Legal Department of EIB.
Development Data Manager, Devex
Raquel Alcega leads Devex's development data team, which tracks and analyzes the funding,
Vince Chadwick - Moderator
Brussels Correspondent, Devex
Vince Chadwick is Devex's Brussels correspondent. After graduating from the University of Melbourne with degrees in arts and law, he joined The Age newspaper in 2011. Two years later he moved to Brussels, reporting on crime, the arts and public policy from around Europe. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a reporter and editor at POLITICO Europe.