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
TimeItemSpeakerObservations

7.00~8:00

Workshop Registration

 

 

8:00~8:45

Opening Session  
Welcome AddressMr. P. NoniChairman, AADFI
Welcome RemarksDr. E. Tumusiime-Mutabile (to be confirmed)Governor, Central Bank of Uganda
Keynote Address and Opening RemarksDr D. KaberukaPresident, 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 FailuresProf. S. Griffith-JonesColumbia 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. TurnerDirector, AfDB
Regulation and supervision of national DFIsTBDAfrican Central Bank (Supervision)
Good corporate governance: cross-country evidenceTBDWorld Bank
Managing risks and measuring resultsMr. Theodore HomaInternational Consultant
The importance of credit ratingsMr. E. Heriard-DubreuilSenior 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 PotentialMr. P. CaliceDFI Coordinator, AfDB

12.45~13.00

Wrap Up and Concluding remarks

Mr. T. Turner

Director, AfDB

13.00~14.00

Lunch