British International Investment
14 May 2020

Watch the recording of our first event with Devex on building resilience in times of disruption

We are pleased to share the recording of our first event in partnership with Devex on Building Resilient Economies and Societies in the era of COVID-19, which took place yesterday. Over 1000 people tuned in to the live panel discussion, which offered engaging and informative discourse on promoting long term investment through the Development Finance Institution (DFI) model.

Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar chaired the discussion alongside an expert panel made up of CDC Group’s Deputy CIO for Catalyst Strategies Yasemin LamyDirector of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources for the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa Jean-Paul Adam; and Co-Founder and CMO of CDC investee Big Basket, Vipul Parekh. 

​​Yesterday’s webinar was the first in a series of virtual events we’re hosting with Devex exploring how we build and support resilient economies and societies that can recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The global crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of resilient economies and societies in a way no global institution has ever managed to do. The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of many jobs – and markets – across the globe and turned everyone’s attention to the importance of cooperation beyond borders and politics. Throughout the three-part leadership series, expert panellists will look at how the DFI model – which supports economic stability by providing long-term capital to the private sector – can help businesses adapt and become resilient in the face of global challenges. 

The next event, taking place in the week of 15 June, will look at how we can move the needle on climate change and develop environment resilience post-COVID-19. Find out more about this event and the rest of the series

Learn more about CDC’s response to COVID-19 on our dedicated webpage or find out more about Big Basket’s response to COVID-19 and how they’ve managed to hire 7,000 people in the midst of the crisis.

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