AADFI Annex Workshop on “ Strengthening The Effectiveness of National Development Finance Institutions”

“STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS”

VENUE: TBD
28 MAY, 2013
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO


How can the role of African development finance institutions (DFIs) in promoting economic and social development be enhanced? This Workshop, jointly organized by the Association of African Development Finance Institutions and the African Development Bank, will address this fundamental question. Bringing together the relevant stakeholders from within and outside Africa, this Workshop will discuss best practices to strengthen the relevance of African DFIs in economic transformation with the objective to build an African consensus around reform priorities.

PROPOSED DRAFT PROGRAMME
Time Item Speaker Observations

7.00~8:00

Workshop Registration

 

 

8:00~8:45

Opening Session    
Welcome Address Mr. P. Noni Chairman, AADFI
Welcome Remarks Dr. E. Tumusiime-Mutabile (to be confirmed) Governor, Central Bank of Uganda
Keynote Address and Opening Remarks Dr D. Kaberuka President, AfDB

 

Session 1: African National Development Finance Institutions in the Post Crisis World
This session will “set the scene” by outlining the rationale and the evolving role of national DFIs in a cross-country perspective

08:45~09:30

Presentation    
National DFIs and Economic Transformation: Addressing Market Failures Prof. S. Griffith-Jones Columbia University

09.30~10.00

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

 

Session 2: Strengthening the Effectiveness of African National DFIs
This session will discuss the role of regulation, corporate governance, risk management, result measurement and credit ratings

10.00~11.15

Panel discussion (Davos style) Moderated by Mr. T. Turner Director, AfDB
Regulation and supervision of national DFIs TBD African Central Bank (Supervision)
Good corporate governance: cross-country evidence TBD World Bank
Managing risks and measuring results Mr. Theodore Homa International Consultant
The importance of credit ratings Mr. E. Heriard-Dubreuil Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s

Case study: The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa

Mr. P. Hadebe (to be confirmed)

CEO, Land Bank

11.15~12.15

Plenary discussion

Moderated by Mr. T. Turner

Director, AfDB

 

Session 3: Addressing Gaps
This session will present evidence of existing gaps in corporate governance and risk management systems at African National DFIs

12.15~12.45

Presentation    
African National DFIs: Unlocking the Potential Mr. P. Calice DFI Coordinator, AfDB

12.45~13.00

Wrap Up and Concluding remarks

Mr. T. Turner

Director, AfDB

13.00~14.00

Lunch