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Lydia Mwithiga

Lydia Mwithiga

Sustainable Finance Consultant

Lydia is a climate finance and sustainability expert passionate about Climate Change and Sustainability issues. She was part of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Sustainable Finance Initiatives (SFI) working group that developed the Sustainable Finance Guidelines for Kenyan Banks. Lydia has vast experience in banking, Green, Climate, and Sustainable Finance, development of Sustainability and Climate risk strategies and Reporting, Fundraising, SMEs, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building for public and private sectors. As a Climate Finance Expert, she has been involved in various climate/green financing projects among them; Africa Green Finance Coalition (AGFC), Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)-Landscape of Climate Finance flows in Kenya, International Trade Centre(ITC)- Green to Compete Hub-Green Finance Study for SMEs in Kenya, FSD Kenya- Landscape Study of Financing green in Kenya, Trade Mark East Africa- Mobilizing the Green Transport and Logistics Corridor Strategy and review of IPCC Synthesis reports. She worked in the banking industry for six years, where she successfully raised over US30 million in equity and debt for an SME bank in Kenya in her role as Head of Corporate Finance. She also worked in the insurance industry for eight years in senior finance roles.