Webinar Series on IFIs and COVID-19 Response Packages
DFI will hold a webinar series on International Development Opportunities on June 30 and July 1 to be hosted by the Austrade Manila. The event is exclusive to Australian companies who are interested to understand more about the opportunities presented by international aid-funded projects and under the total $22B COVID-19 response packages mobilized by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to Asia Pacific.
- Session 1 on June 30: This session will focus on some of the major IFIs in Asia Pacific - ADB, World Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It will provide an outline of IFIs geographic and sectoral priorities and associated programs and opportunities.
- Session 2 on July 1: This session will outline the various programs IFIs are deploying in the Asia Pacific region, the streamlined procurement processes and ways in which Australian organisations can offer their relevant expertise, products and solutions.
DFI's Head of Asia Operations, Dave dela Cuesta, and Manager, Dianne Tan, will speak in the two-day webinar series. The sessions will help Australian companies prepare for a more in-depth online forum with the ADB to be hosted by Austrade Manila in the following months.
Who should attend? Australian businesses and education and research institutions with expertise, products, technology and solutions in all sectors covered by international development (e.g. infrastructure, transport, energy, water, health, education, agriculture, etc.)
Session 1 - Leveraging on IFI opportunities: Leveraging the programs, funds and convening power of International Financing Institutions (IFIs) to maximise Australian companies' presence in emerging markets.
Tuesday 30 June: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Session 2 - IFIs COVID-19 response packages: Insights into the COVID-19 response packages of the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and other donors in Asia Pacific.
Wednesday 1 July: 11:00am - 12:00pm