Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 May 2017 at 03:38

''Dutch PSD Instruments'' - grants supporting the business in developing countries!

On Wednesday 17th May 2017 was held a ‘’follow-up workshop on the Dutch Private sector Development (PSD) Intsruments’’ at the residence of the Dutch ambassador in Rwanda. Around 40 people participated.

This workshop was a follow-up of a first workshop which took place at Umubano Hotel (see: //agriprofocus.com/post/591333610b34d90703ab7c78).

After the first workshop, all interested participants were requested to send their concept notes. The Netherlands Embassy staff sat and selected who to invite in the follow-up workshop. AgriProFocus Rwanda facilitated the 2 workshops.

During this second workshop a delegation of RVO staff who came all the way from the Netherlands, gave more in depth presentation of the instruments and in groups per instrument more detailed Q&A and discussion took place. The objective of this workshop being, to seriously engage the participants with a concrete good quality idea, to get

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Private Sector Development instruments awareness Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  04 May 2017, 14:00-17:00
  Kigali (Participation by invitation only!)

(Participation by invitation only!)

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda, is organising a half day dutch financial instruments awareness workshop that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 04th May 2017. 

Dutch financial instruments which will be introduced are facilities that aim to stimulate cross-border cooperation and economic development between Dutch entrepreneurs and Rwandan entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this workshop is to share information on 8 specific Dutch instruments currently available and open for agriculture and other business sectors.

Which DUTCH financial Instrument will be shared in the workshops?

  • Facility for sustainable entrepreneurship and food security (FDOV)

  • Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

  • Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW)

  • Dutch Good Growth Fund

  • Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE)

  • Develop to Build (D2B)

  • PUM

  • CBI

For more information on these instruments, read the attached document

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 March 2017 at 12:28

Embassy of the Netherlands in Indonesia calls for climate adaptation and mitigation proposals!

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands partners with the Dutch private finance challenge (www.MoMo4climate.org) for the ‘MoMo challenge Indonesia 2017’: a country wide competition of ideas how to attract private investment for mitigation or adaptation projects in Indonesia. The two most promising proposals of 2017 stand to win 25,000-Euro to further their business case.

MoMo4Climate is an initiative of IUCN Netherlands, ECN and the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs and was started to bring climate ideas and private climate finance together. The bridge to private finance is a good business case. The initiative tests the business cases presented with financial experts, offers advice and awards grant support to the most promising ideas.

See www.momo4climate.org for criteria and past winners.

Today the first of three calls is launched for climate ideas in Indonesia. The panel of experts will meet

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 March 2017 at 12:24




€ 25.000 for the best climate business cases

The MoMo challenge 2017 has been launched! Also this year, organisations and companies that have an innovative business case focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country can compete to receive € 25.000 seed finance for further developing their business case. Project proposals can be submitted on-line through this link. This round closes on 1 April.

MoMo is looking for promising projects that fulfill the following criteria:

* The project is focused on the clean tech, food, agro, or water sector

* The project’s intervention is aimed at a developing country

* The project contains the involvement of at least one Dutch organization

* The project is realistic and actionable

* The project is concrete and has potential for up-scaling

The Dutch private climate finance challenge ‘MoMo4Climate’ calls

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Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano This is wonderful.

10 months 1 week ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Thanks

9 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 25 November 2016 at 11:41

Investing in Kenya with a DGGF loan

Short video (2-3 minutes) explaining the role of a Dutch company's involvement in the Kenyan dairy sector. The particular use of the DGGF loan instrument (of the Dutch government) is explained.

Posted By in Resources
Posted 2 August 2016 at 03:29



MAY 2016 - Commissioned on behalf of: Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) / Investment funds local SME           Authored by: Eelco Benink and Rob Winters (RebelGroup, The Netherlands)

The Missing Middle and the challenge of small cap SME financing

SMEs form a crucial part of the economies of emerging countries. Limited access to finance for these SMEs is commonly seen as their main barrier to growth. The lack of financing options is particularly problematic for SMEs in the so-called missing middle, which refers to entrepreneurs that are too big for microfinance and informal investors, but that are too small or too risky for regular banks and private equity firms. In the context of this study, we consider the missing middle segment to consist of SMEs in emerging markets requiring medium to long-term financing in ticket sizes in the r

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Getaneh Gobezie https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21488?show=full

1 year 5 months ago

Getaneh Gobezie You can download the doc directly from the following link ... If you face difficulty, I can send it as an e-mail attachment https://www.smefinanceforum.org/post/sme-finance-in-ethiopia-addressing-the-missing-middle-challenge

1 year 5 months ago

Lisette van Benthum Thank you for sharing !

1 year 5 months ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Mbeya was very superb

1 year 5 months ago

Getaneh Gobezie Dear Lisette and all ... The advocacy on access to finance to the SME sector (referred to as the ''missing middle'') has been going on for many years ... including on many blogs (IFC/WB SME forum), yahoo-groups (particularly the 2,500 strong microfinance practitioners yahoo-group), webinars, etc ... A strong advocate on this that I know is Milford Bateaman, who also published widely. You can read one of his blogs posted at the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/nov/19/microcredit-south-africa-loans-disaster I can forward other articles ... from him and others (IFC/WB, etc...) in the sector I look forward to hear from you. Getaneh (getanehg2002@yahoo.com)

1 year 5 months ago