Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Local Stakeholder Engagement in Climate Finance @SB50


This interactive session will explore of why engaging local stakeholders – such as non-profit organizations, local community representatives, indigenous peoples – is important when making climate finance decisions and how this has been done in the Climate Investment Funds.



Neha Sharma is Evaluation and Learning Specialist at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). She has over a decade of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning across different sectors, projects and programs, working with the World Bank and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She believes strongly in building local capacity and amplifying the voice of local stakeholders in decision making. She is currently managing an evaluation of local stakeholder engagement in the CIF. 





Ines Angulo is a Forest Specialist at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). She coordinates the Forest Investment Program (FIP), a USD 734 million fund which provides direct investments to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Before joining the CIFs, Ines worked with the Interamerican Development Bank in Costa Rica managing its natural resources portfolio, and in Washington DC designing and monitoring the implementation of projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). She has also worked at the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF.




Learning Review of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM) 

DGM website

Report by Transparency International

Evaluation and Learning Initiative of the Climate Investment Funds

Save the Date!

Our Climate Classroom will take place on Thursday 20 June, 12.30am at the World Conference Center Bonn, Plenary Building, Rhln Level.