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Annual Meetings

DFIs Role In Sustainable Finance Ecosystem: Cultivating A Climate-Smart And Sustainable Future
May 15-17, 2024
Hotel Sofitel Phokeetra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Registration ends 5:00 pm, May 6, 2024
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Dear Esteemed ADFIAP Members and Like-Minded Organizations,

It is with great pleasure that I extend to you a warm welcome and heartfelt invitation to join us for the 47th ADFIAP Annual Meeting, to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from May 15-17, 2024. Under the theme “DFIs Role in Sustainable Finance Ecosystem: Cultivating a Climate-Smart and Sustainable Future,” this gathering promises to be an insightful and impactful event for all participants.

The 47th ADFIAP Annual Meeting offers a unique opportunity for all members and like-minded organizations to come together and engage in meaningful discussions, exchange best practices, and explore collaborative opportunities in the realm of sustainable finance. As we navigate through an era where the global community faces pressing environmental and developmental challenges, the role of development finance institutions (DFIs) in fostering a climate-smart and sustainable future has never been more crucial.

By joining us at this annual meeting, you will have the chance to:

Gain valuable insights: Engage in discussions and presentations from industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners in sustainable finance, providing you with valuable insights and perspectives to enhance your organization’s strategies and initiatives.
Network and collaborate: Connect with fellow ADFIAP members and like-minded organizations to cultivate partnerships, share experiences, and explore potential collaborations that can drive collective efforts toward sustainable development.
Contribute to the discourse: Share your organization’s experiences, successes, and challenges in the realm of sustainable finance, and contribute to the collective knowledge base that will shape the future of development finance.
Stay informed: Stay updated on the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in sustainable finance, ensuring that your organization remains at the forefront of positive change in the industry.

I strongly encourage you to mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 47th ADFIAP Annual Meeting. Your participation and contributions will be invaluable as we work together to build a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to Phnom Penh for what promises to be a transformative and enriching gathering.

Warm regards,

Mr. Saud A. Minam
Chairman, ADFIAP
Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Development Bank

About the Event


The ADFIAP Annual Meetings is the largest gathering of CEOs, Board Members, and Senior Officials from ADFIAP member-institutions from countries and territories in Asia Pacific as well as representatives from ADFIAP’s institutional partners and network.

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Mr. Saud A. Minam

ADFIAP Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Fiji Development Bank

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H.E. Dr. Kao Thach

ADFIAP 1st Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Agricultural & Rural Development Bank/Cambodia

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Mr. Enrique I. Florencio

Secretary General

Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)

Event Topics

This session focuses on the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, improving food security, and promoting rural development. This includes discussions on precision farming, smart irrigation, agricultural robotics, and data-driven decision-making.

Its objective is to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss and explore innovative approaches, technologies, and policies that can transform agriculture into a more climate-smart and sustainable sector.   It will address key issues such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable land and water management, biodiversity conservation, and the promotion of resilient and diversified farming systems.

Exploring strategies and technologies that enable farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts. This includes sustainable land management, agroforestry, climate-resilient crop varieties, and precision climate forecasting systems.

 The session seeks to provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and innovations related to climate-smart practices across different sectors, with a special emphasis on agriculture. It aims to create awareness about the potential of climate-smart practices to mitigate climate change impacts, enhance adaptive capacity, and promote sustainable development.  Furthermore, it intends to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the widespread adoption of these practices, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and policy support.

Showcasing cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, Internet of Things, blockchain, and remote sensing, that can revolutionize agriculture and enable sustainable development. Discussions will cover their potential applications, scalability, and accessibility in both developed and developing regions.

The session on “Technology-Enabled Solutions: Agri-Fintech” seeks to provide a platform for discussing and showcasing cutting-edge technological solutions that have the potential to drive climate-smart and sustainable agriculture. It aims to highlight the role of Agri-Fintech in addressing key challenges such as access to finance, market linkages, climate information, and sustainable agricultural practices.

The session also aims to facilitate discussions on policies, partnerships, and investment opportunities to support the widespread adoption of technology-enabled solutions in agriculture.

Linking agricultural innovation and technology to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly those related to zero hunger, poverty eradication, climate action, and sustainable communities. The focus will be on identifying synergies and best practices for creating a more sustainable and inclusive future.

The session seeks to provide a platform for discussing the interlinkages between the SDGs, climate action, and sustainable agriculture. It aims to highlight the potential of the SDGs to guide and inspire transformative actions that can drive inclusive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

Furthermore, the session also aims to facilitate discussions on the implementation, monitoring, and partnerships needed to achieve the SDGs in the context of cultivating a climate-smart and sustainable development.

Highlighting the importance of partnerships between development finance institutions (DFIs), governments, private sector entities, research institutions, and civil society organizations. The discussions will emphasize the need for collaborative efforts to leverage resources, share knowledge, and scale up successful initiatives in the agriculture and technology sectors.

 The session on “Partnership and Collaboration” seeks to provide a platform for discussing the importance of partnerships, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and collective action in addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

It aims to showcase successful partnership models, highlight the benefits of collaboration, and identify strategies for building effective and inclusive partnerships to drive climate-smart and sustainable initiatives.

Addressing the role of DFIs in promoting enabling policy environments and investment frameworks that foster innovation, attract private sector investments, and facilitate technology transfer in the agriculture sector. The discussions will explore ways to reduce barriers, create incentives, and mobilize financial resources to support climate-smart agriculture and sustainable development.

This session will serve as a catalyst for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and the formulation of actionable recommendations. By addressing the intersection of policy, investment, and sustainability, it aims to inspire concrete actions that contribute to the realization of a more resilient, low-carbon, and inclusive future for all.  By focusing on these key areas, the session will contribute to advancing the collective understanding of the critical levers needed to drive sustainable development in the face of climate change and pave the way for a more prosperous and resilient future.

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