Mafalda Duarte

Mafalda Duarte

Climate Investment Funds
Manager and Head

Biography

Mafalda Duarte has over 15 years of work experience and in-depth knowledge in development and climate change. She has been living and working in more than 30 developing countries where she has designed and implemented several funding mechanisms and new thematic programs in partnership with Governments and other stakeholders. Mafalda is currently leading the strategic and policy efforts to take the tried and tested CIF model to the next level, including through new mechanisms to mobilize finance from capital markets. Under her leadership the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds has doubled the work to accelerate global action on climate change, from first of its kind investments and innovative, pilot approaches to a strong emphasis on learning and sharing of knowledge and technical expertise. Prior to taking the helm at the CIF in 2014, Mafalda led policy and corporate work and managed climate-related portfolios at the African Development Bank and the World Bank. She holds degrees in international relations, economic policy management and climate change