GIZ visits ADFIAP on scoping study for MSME green finance

GIZ’s Dr. Wolfram Hiemann and Ms. Vickie Antonio, International Expert on Green Financing in the Philippines and Senior Adviser, respectively, visited the ADFIAP Secretariat on May 25, 2011 and met with ADFIAP Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, and ADFIAP Consulting Group Head, Ms. Cora Conde, to share programs and initiatives on green financing focused on the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as part of GIZ’s scoping study on the subject. They were joined in the meeting by the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines’ (ECCP) Mr. Gerry Constantino who also shared ECCP’s ongoing green projects, including the European Commission grant-supported SMART Cebu project in which ADFIAP is also a partner-organization.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is Germany’s technical assistance institution that was formed on January 1, 2011 following the merger of Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and Inwent – Capacity Building International, Germany. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide, more than 60 % of whom are local personnel. In addition, there are 1,135 development workers, 750 integrated and 324 returning experts, 700 local experts in partner-organizations and 850 volunteers.

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