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Beyond emergency relief: how innovative finance can deliver lasting solutions

Time (GMT +00) 07:00 08:30


Kelly T. Clements @KellyTClements - United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees


Per Heggenes - CEO, Ikea Foundation

François de Borchgrave @fdeborchgrave - Founder and Managing Director, KOIS

Sara Pantuliano @SaraPantuliano - Acting Executive Director, ODI

Further speakers to be confirmed.


Worldwide, a record 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes: a result of humanitarian crises fuelled by conflict, persecution and climate change. In such fragile settings, people need more
than just emergency relief: they need sustained, inclusive access to education, livelihoods and prospects for a better future that traditional humanitarian funding is ill-equipped to provide.

This breakfast roundtable explores how impact bonds and other blended finance instruments can help bridge the long-term funding gap and generate sustained change for people living in fragile settings.

Please note this event is by invitation only. For further information please contact [email protected].


Kelly T. Clements joined UNHCR as Deputy High Commissioner on 6 July 2015. Clements has been closely involved with refugee and displacement issues throughout her three decade career.

Per Heggenes became the CEO of IKEA Foundation in 2009. He serves on the advisory board of the Refugee Studies Centre, as a Councillor for the World Refugee Council and is a member of the World Commission for Forced Displacement.

François de Borchgrave is the co-founder of KOIS, a leading impact investment and innovative finance advisory firm. He leads KOIS's efforts on social impact bonds in Europe as well as the development of innovative financing for renewable energy.

Sara Pantuliano is Acting Executive Director at ODI where she has led the humanitarian team for six years. She is a member of the Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System of the World Economic Forum and serves on several boards.