On-going programs
Launch of the International Municipal Investment Fund  
FMDV has partnered with UCLG and UNCDF to launch this fund which aims to support the structuring of innovative investments in southern cities through a technical assistance component and an investment component. To mark your interest and receive information for your application, click here.
SMART  Cities: the City of Malaga hosts the new Uraia Secretariat 

We are pleased to announce that the City of Malaga, in Spain, has been selected to host the Uraia Platform Secretariat for the 2019-2020 period. Malaga counts with an extensive experience in urban innovation that will contribute to the consolidation of the platform and the incorporation of new technical know-how. [+ info]
Collaboration with Paris: supporting cities to raise private capital for local climate investment: the Cities Green Funds 

With the support of the Cities Finance Lab from Climate-KIC, FMDV and the City of Paris developed a guidebook to understand the functions, technical and legal modalities of the Paris Green Fund in order to explore possible replications in France and Europe to accelerate the mobilization of private investment in green local economies.  FMDV and the City of Paris took part to the Finance Commission of France Urbaine Network on January 30, 2018 to disseminate the information on Paris Green Fund to 70 participants from other French cities and network of cities. Download the guidebook here
Collaboration with Lisbon: accelerating climate investment in Lisbon through a collaborative approach for a green participatory budget

With the support of the Cities Finance Lab from Climate KIC, FMDV, under the leadership expertise of Yves Cabannes provided a 3 months technical expertise to the City of Lisbon to integrate climate actions and investments in the city’s participatory budget
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Recent events
Localizing Finance 
UCLG-FMDV: launch of the first meeting of the Community of Practice on localizing finance

As part of their new initiative on Localizing Finance, UCLG and FMDV organized the first meeting of the new community of practice on localizing finance on November 5 in Madrid during the UCLG World Bureau. This initiative brought together local and regional elected officials and CFO’s from cities and regions around the world to discuss positions and solutions on financing sustainable urban development and shared experiences amongst peers. [+ info]
Signature of a partnership agreement with the Local Governments Council of West-African Economic and Monetary Union Commission (WAEMU) on financial decentralization 

During the WAEMU's 25th years anniversary, the agreement defines FMDV's support to the Council of Local Authorities of WAEMU in its financial decentralization actions spread in 8 countries and benefitting to 3,000 local authorities in an ambitious program. [+ info]
Financing affordable housing: FMDV organizes 3 main activities in Rennes, Lille and London

Developed within the Interreg European Program "SHICC" those activities included the launch of the first network "Foncier Solidaire France" with the support of the French Ministry of Housing M Denormandie, a 2 days field trip in London and a workshop on affordable housing and land management as levers for Social and Solidarity Economy levers 
  • Click here for more information on the workshop.
  • Click here for more information on the 2 days field trip in London. 
  • Click here for more information on the first network "Foncier Solidaire France".
Climate Finance 
Towards a strengthened CCFLA 

The members of the CCFLA, the global coalition for the localization of climate finance, and its secretariat led by FMDV and UNEP, started to work on redesigning the animation capacities and the activities carried out by the coalition to aime at is reinforcement, with the support of France and Germany, which recently made the commitment to join the CCFLA. A strategic meeting was held at UNEP in January 2019. [+ info]
Presentation of the Subnational Climate Finance Expertise Program during the 8th Africities Summit, and commitment to disseminate the program throughout Africa

Supported by the State Secretary for Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Interior, through its Director General for Local Governments, AMPCC and ARM, through their presidents, the SCFEP was put forward as a major step for the Kingdom at the 8th Africities Summit in Marrakesh. On this occasion, the parties took up the commitment to promote and disseminate the SCFEP at the African level, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development, the Center for Climate Change Competencies (4C Maroc), and FMDV. [+ info]
Webinar on Pooled Green Bonds

FMDV and Climate Bond Initiative with the support of Climate Kic, developed and organized a webinar to introduce the principles and conditions to develop Pooled Green Bonds for Local Governments.[+ info]
Project Preparation
Organization of an urban infrastructure project coaching workshop: structuring a € 150 million green investment project pipeline for West Africa

Organized in Abidjan as part of a program jointly developed by FMDV, Climate KIC, the MAVA Foundation and Banker without Boundaries, this workshop aimed to coach seven urban infrastructure projects with impacts on climate change in West Africa.  [+ info]
Match-making: organization of a roadshow for the City of Johannesburg to meet with companies, private and institution investors and peers in France and Belgium

FMDV organized a roadshow for a delegation of the city of Johannesburg led by the Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba in Paris and then Brussels, and organized meetings with technical and financial stakeholders to present the major projects and investment opportunities of the city. Following these meetings, an Investment Forum will be held in Johannesburg in 2019. [+ info]
Training workshop on land management and development in Mashhad

The city of Mashhad, UN-Habitat and FMDV organized a 4-day training from 27 to 30 November at the International Metropolis Training Institute in Mashhad, entitled "Land Development: Land Financing for Rural Development for local governments ".  [+ info]
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