NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FINANCE (MULTI-COUNTRY, AFRICA)

Financial Services Development for Smallholder Farmers: In collaboration with a large consulting firm, working with several foundations, DFIs, and donor organizations, including USAID, built a multi-donor and investor platform for the development of financial services for the smallholder farmer market with the intention of making marked progress toward closing the gap between the over $200 billion in smallholder financing need and the current $50 billion supply in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.  Work included advising and helping develop the initial structure of the facility and negotiating terms of the facility with lenders, investors, and sponsoring entity.