The ICR Facility has taken note of the strong demande for different DFIs to connect with each other and exchange with peers. This page serves to provide members of the DFI Exchange Group with an overview of DFIs, on which topics they are comfortable sharing their expertise, and on which topics they would like to learn more about.
Events that will be organised by the ICR Facility with the DFI Exchange Group include:
The Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility is excited to announce an Exchange Group for Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) located in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. The Exchange Group is a platform for all DFI-related knowledge sharing and group activities of the ICR Facility and strives to provide DFIs with the opportunity to share and showcase their best practices and experiences with peers in three main ways.
We facilitate peer sessions once per quarter where DFIs can come together to meet for one hour on a specific topic. DFIs jointly with the ICR Facility can organise and host a meeting on a topic of your choice. DFIs can propose a topic, tool or issue to interactively exchange on with peers, and the ICR Facility will support you with planning the content of the session, as well as logistical, communication and moderation assistance.
For events organised by the Exchange Group and with the support of a facilitator, we look at thematic events that can include:
If you are interested in hosting a peer session, the first step is to contact the ICR Facility team. Together, we can discuss your topic of interest, how to structure and moderate the session to maximise your session and what to prepare.
Why should you host a peer session?
What do we expect from DFIs? In preparation of hosting a peer sssions, DFIs should:
The structure of the sessions is flexible and dependent on your topic. For example, if you would like to present a best practice, how to’s or lessons learned, the session may start with an input from you followed by a Q&A session with peers. It can alternatively take the form of a discussion or a roundtable if a topic is rather exploratory, where a moderator would ask participating DFIs to share their experiences or views on certain themes or developments.
In case of interest to connect with peers, do reach out to the ICR Facility team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we would be happy to share the contact details with you and/or arrange a meeting.
Group activities, such as structured peer-to-peer events, networking sessions and group trainings, are regularly organised by the ICR Facility. By joining the Exchange Group, you will be the first to be informed and invited to these activities. Active members of the Exchange Group will also have the opportunity to be invited to the ICR Facility’s Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Kigali, Rwanda taking place in summer 2024.