Infrastructure Training for Emerging Nations

York University provides training to G7 members.

YORK UNIVERSITY’S SCHULICH SCHOOL of Business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has developed a program to teach the latest advances in infrastructure financing to G7 fellows from emerging economies. The program was created to address the infrastructure gap that G7 leaders discussed last June in Quebec, such as climate change, the health of the world’s oceans, and the production of energy sources.

The program will bring senior public sector infrastructure managers in emerging markets to Schulich for a three-month intensive business program, followed by an internship in the infrastructure group of a participating global investor. Fellows also will receive training on infrastructure project development. The first cohort of 12 fellows will start their studies next year, and the number is expected to grow to more than 30 in future years.

The infrastructure education program is part of a major G7 Investor Global Initiatives project announced by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, an institutional investor; other international investors; and the Government of Canada. The initiatives will focus on three themes: closing the infrastructure gap, climate change, and gender equality.

For more information, read "Leading Canadian and G7 Investors Come Together in Support of Global Development Initiatives."