Capacity Development Talk: Engineering the Green Transformation

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This CD Talk ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference will showcase the tools at the disposal of economic institutions to advance climate-friendly economic policies—such as green budgeting and climate change policy assessments—and to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement. This event will also give an update on some important global initiatives launched by the IMF and its partners in recent months, such as the Climate Change Indicators Dashboard and the Climate Innovation Challenge.

 

Moderator

 

Martin Caudron

Communications Officer, IMF Institute for Capacity Development

 

 

Martin Caudron serves as Communications Officer in the Global Partnerships Division of the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, where he works on capacity development and partnerships communications. He joined the IMF from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Speakers

Sashi Jayatileke

Senior Climate Finance Advisor, Center for Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, USAID

 

 

Sashi Jayatileke is a Senior Climate Finance Advisor with USAID’s Center for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure.  She leads the Agency’s Climate Finance Plan in coordination with the interagency. Previously, she was a Managing Director with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Hub and provided technical and strategic advice to USAID Missions on development finance, impact investing and entrepreneurship. Sashi brings 18 years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of projects focused on private sector development, impact investing, women's economic empowerment, and financial inclusion. She holds a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

Martin Kipping

Head of Climate Policy Division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

 

Martin Kipping is head of division for climate policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which is providing most of Germany’s international support for global climate action – both in mitigation and adaptation/resilience. Before joining BMZ’s climate team, Martin served in different positions at BMZ and abroad, including as an Advisor to Germany’s Executive Director at the World Bank, as German Director at the Caribbean Development Bank, and as head of development at the German Embassy in Kabul. Martin received a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Free University Berlin.

 

Chol Suphachalasai

Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department

 

 

Suphachol (Chol) Suphachalasai is Technical Assistance Advisor in Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. His work currently focuses on integrating climate change into public investment management and public financial management. Prior to joining the Fund, Chol worked at the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on climate change and infrastructure, and climate resilient and low carbon development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.