IFAD Innovation Day 2023


Rome, 28 June 2023 - The second edition of the Innovation Day was organized by IFAD's Change Delivery and Innovation Unit (CDI) in partnership with Cariplo Factory, Global Action and the Fund for Innovation in Development.

Ambassador Bleicker on IFAD Innovation Day 2023. 
Ambassador Bleicker on IFAD Innovation Day 2023.© IFAD
Also present at the event, which was also supported by the governments of Colombia, Finland, France, Germany and Norway, as well as the media partnership adnkronos, was Ambassador Joachim Bleicker.

Learn what the Ambassador had to say about the value of innovation partnerships in this video (3'35'') here.


Participants showcased progress, opportunities and areas where strategic partnerships and co-financing could scale up innovation and enhance impact in order to find out: how to make innovation and impact investments work for the rural poor.

Background Information

Innovation Day is a forum that brings together

  • high-level representatives and international experts from IFAD's Member States,
  • the private sector,
  • academia,
  • research organizations,
  • civil society,
  • United Nations agencies and
  • other multilateral organizations

to share knowledge on how to use innovation to scale up solutions and solve challenges in rural development.

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