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Training 2024

From the Pacific to the Caribbean

The CFAN training program has always been an integral part of what makes the network unique and that ensures the delivery of lasting and ongoing expert support on climate finance. The in-depth, multimonth curriculum has been designed as a direct response to countries’ needs and priorities, aiming to provide comprehensive, practical support to guide the preparation of bankable climate finance projects. The first iteration of the advisor training program launched in February 2022 with our inaugural cohort in the Pacific.  

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“Access to climate finance is a national imperative for Saint Lucia. It should not be something that is done on the side, rather it should be centered in our national planning process. It’s important to have dedicated resources that focuses on mobilizing finance so that it can be done in a meaningful, effective and intentional way. 
We know what it is to live in an ever-changing climate and the impact it’s having on our livelihoods. Having someone committed to meeting that challenge, who understands our national context and can translate our needs to meet the requirements of the funding agencies is beneficial. And that’s where our CFAN advisor comes in.”

– Nadia Wells Hyacinth, Chief Economist, Saint Lucia

Continued Learning

The training program is constantly evolving. Alex Milano, who has led the design and implementation of the program since the beginning, says, “We treat our training as a living curriculum and constantly update it to reflect developments in the climate finance space, country programming and our advisors’ evolving needs. Since its launch in 2022, we have added considerable content. This includes the development of a sub-module on gender-responsive project design, the re-design of our project finance module to include further content on multilateral finance, and a plethora of updates to reflect key changes, decisions and developments in the climate finance space. A Caribbean tailored module on communication and facilitation is under development, and CFAN is preparing to add another sub-module on blended finance. 
Additionally, CFAN has emphasized the inclusion of more regional voices in its training. Live sessions led by key regional stakeholders ensure that the training is regionally relevant, inclusive of regional experiences and best practices and provides advisors an opportunity to engage with colleagues and organizations who may shape their work. The topics of live sessions are informed by CFAN’s experience implementing its first cohort and advisor priorities. Live sessions remain a key tool for responding the needs of CFAN’s advisors. 

Members of the first Pacific cohort gather for in-person training

Interested in having your organization partner with CFAN to deliver or participate in a training? Reach out to us – we are always exploring ways to bring the training to more communities and partners.