Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program Kicks Off Third Year
TORONTO – Friday, March 4, 2022 – The Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program announced today that it has begun recruiting for the third year of the Program.
Created in 2018 as a G7 initiative by the Investor Leadership Network (ILN), with support from the Government of Canada, and in collaboration with the Schulich School of Business at York University, the Fellowship offers applied skills and knowledge in an academic setting for senior public-sector infrastructure managers from emerging markets. By better aligning the expectations of infrastructure sponsors with private investors, the Fellowship seeks to build capacity, diminish the infrastructure gap, and address sustainability.
The Fellowship is open to public-sector officials in emerging market government ministries, municipalities, organizations, and agencies charged with the development, financing, and operation of infrastructure. The Fellowship moved from an in-residence program in Year 1 to an online program in Year 2 due to COVID-19 and will continue online. This year’s Fellowship Program is expected to attract upward of 30 participants from across the globe.
The Fellowship is in response to the growing need for sustainable infrastructure as set out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the growing interest of large institutional investors in investing in sustainable infrastructure in emerging economies. The Fellowship strives toward achieving long-term benefits by increasing the number of investment-ready projects and by increasing the flow of private funds into emerging and frontier infrastructure markets.
The Fellowship Program is offered by the Brookfield Centre at the Schulich School of Business with tuition costs covered by the Investor Leadership Network. The ILN is comprised of 13 global institutional investors representing six countries, with over US$9 trillion in assets under management. The Global Infrastructure Hub, an initiative of the G20, is a sponsor of the fellowship program alongside the ILN.
For additional Information: Contact Karen Shlesinger, Program Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please visit: schulich.yorku.ca/sustainable-infrastructure-fellowship-program
“[The Fellowship Program] broadened my view … linking the perspectives of public officials with private investors. The exchanges of ideas in our sessions highlighted the importance of the enabling environment for infrastructure and its impact on investment decisions.”
- Mia Mary Sebastian, Deputy Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Centre, 2021 Fellow from Philippines
“The ILN fellowship provides powerful insights and tools. It gives direct access to top worldwide investors and their view on current investment conditions in different parts of the world.”
- Juan Camilo Pantoja, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, 2021 Fellow from Colombia
“For me, the biggest takeaway was the exchange which happened not just with professors, but also between ourselves. We are similar in terms of the infrastructure gap, the issues we are facing, and the things we are trying to improve.”
- Nataŝa Vukŝić, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the President, 2019 Fellow from Serbia