From L-R: Enrique Florencio (ADFIAP); Sandrine Bannwarth (AFD); Jean-Pierre Marcelli (AFD)
November 14, 2023, Bangkok, Thailand: In a move towards fostering greater collaboration in the realm of blue finance, Mr. Enrique Florencio, the Secretary General of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), paid a visit to its member the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.
The purpose of Mr Florencio’s visit was to strengthen the cooperation between ADFIAP and AFD, exploring avenues for joint projects and initiatives that align with the principles of sustainable financing. Both ADFIAP and AFD are pivotal players in the global landscape of development financing. By combining their strengths and expertise, they aim to contribute significantly to sustainable development goals.
The discussions during the visit touched upon various aspects of potential collaboration, including the identification of projects, resource mobilization, and knowledge sharing. Both organizations expressed their commitment to advancing sustainable financing practices and addressing the pressing challenges faced by communities in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
The visit concluded on a positive note, with both parties expressing optimism about the potential outcomes of their strengthened collaboration. The shared vision of advancing sustainable and inclusive development will undoubtedly lead to transformative projects that benefit communities and contribute to a more resilient and equitable future.