Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

10-11 April 2019 | Cairo, Egypt


The UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable in Africa and Middle East will be held on the 10th and 11th of April 2019  in Cairo, Egypt.

The biennial Regional Roundtable will bring together UNEP FI members and sustainable finance practitioners for two days of insights into advances in sustainable finance. The event will provide insight into key developments such as the benefits of sustainable finance integration in national economies in Africa and Middle East, uptake and implementation of the Principles for Responsible Banking, positive impact measurement and growth, delivering resilient infrastructure with insurers and investors, climate related disclosures, natural capital stress testing as well as social impact and inclusion.

The Roundtable is free-to-attend, so register now before spaces fill up!

08:00- 09:00Registrations
09:00 – 09:10Opening remarks
09:00 – 09:10Keynote
09:20 – 09:30Keynote
09:30 – 10:45The Case for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East
Plenary Panel
10:45 – 11:15Morning Break
11:15 – 11:25Keynote
11:25 – 12:30Transforming Banking: Principles for Responsible Banking
12:30 – 12:50Development Banks' Outlook on Developing Financing Models for Meeting the SDGs
Leaders’ Dialogue
12:50 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age & its Impact
15:00 – 15:20Role of Financial Centers in Greening the Economy
Leaders’ Dialogue
15:20 – 15:50Afternoon Break
15:50 – 17:00Parallel Sessions 1 - 2
15:50 – 17:00Mainstreaming Holistic Impact Analysis to Drive Positive Impact in Finance
Parallel Session 1
15:50 – 17:00Delivering Resilient Infrastructure
Parallel Session 2
17:00 – 17:10Closing Remarks
08:15 – 09:00Registrations
09:00 - 09:30Lightning Innovation Round
09:30 – 10:45Parallel Sessions 3 – 4
09:30 – 10:45Regional Consultation on the Principles for Responsible Banking
09:30 – 10:45Climate Change – Managing Physical Risks and Financing Adaptation
10:45 – 11:15Morning Break
11:15 – 12:45Parallel Sessions 5 - 6
11:15 – 12:45Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure in Practice
11:15 – 12:45The Energy Transition & Finance: Opportunities, Risks, Commitment
12:45 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 17:00Principles for Sustainable Insurance Market Event
17:00End of UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Africa and Middle East

To make recommendations for speakers and agenda topics, please contact Mustafa Chaudhry.

Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your brand at the UNEP FI Regional Roundtables – key agenda-setting events on sustainable finance in your region – bringing together hundreds of leaders from all parts of the financial system as well as from civil society, academia, government and the United Nations.

Please contact Mustafa Chaudhry ( for more information on partnership opportunities, registrations and general inquiries.