KIPPRA Hosts Visiting London Professor

KIPPRA Hosts Visiting London Professor

KIPPRA hosted Prof. Victor Murinde, AXA Chair in Global Finance Director, Centre for Global Finance SOAS University of London, who visited the Institute on 10th December 2018 to explore possible areas of collaboration. Prof Murinde’s visit began with a brief meeting with the Private Sector Development Department, where he held discussions on various issues, including possible research subjects in relation to source and structure of financing for various sectors such as the Jua kali industry. From the discussions, it was also agreed that KIPPRA could collaborate with the University of London is in developing sectoral models in the financial sector.

Prof Murinde then presented a paper on: “Climate Vulnerability and the Cost of Debt” whose objective was to investigate the impact of climate vulnerability on bond yield using indices from the Notre Dame Global Adaption Initiative. The discussions contributed additional information to KIPPRA’s ongoing work on disaster risk management, the outcome of which will support development of policies and frameworks related to financing climate change resilience and mitigation programmes in the country.

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