GlobalDF Advises Africa Co-Guarantee Platform
GlobalDF Executive Director Dr. Barbara Samuels advised the Africa Co-Guarantee Platform (“Platform”) and its infrastructure window, the Africa Infrastructure Guarantee Mechanism (AIGM) promoted by the African Union Development Agency NEPAD. She developed the Platform’s Business Plan and member coordination strategies for providing effective risk mitigation support to its clients.
The Platform is aimed at scaling risk mitigation to increase access to finance for African infrastructure, trade, and other economic sectors. The Africa Co-Guarantee Platform is an innovative and collaborative mechanism to unlock access to finance for transformative projects in Africa. It was created in 2018 by the President of the African Development Bank to bring together major guarantee and insurance providers for trade and investment, creating synergies and scale. The Platform works by scaling up and standardizing risk-mitigation instruments across multiple risk mitigation providers, reducing client transaction costs and shortening lead times to financial close. The Platform also provides guarantees and insurance for trade and investment through its Partners. It further offers capacity-building in risk mitigation for African governments, agencies and other stakeholders.
Platform Participants include: The African Development Bank (AfDB) (as promoter and interim secretariat); African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank); African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI); GuarantCo, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG); Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investments and Export Credit (ICIEC), part of the Islamic Development Bank Group; and the African Union Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD (as representative of the African Union and promoter of the Platform’s infrastructure window AIGM). For more information, click here.