Tentative Agenda

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Day 0: Tuesday, 10th June

08.30 - 18.00

MFW4A Side Meetings (By Invitation Only)
Forum Pre-Registration

Day 1: Wednesday, 11th June

8.00 - 9.00

Registration and Networking Coffee

9.00 - 9.30

Opening Ceremony

9.30 - 11.00

First Plenary Session:  ‘Second Generation’ Development Finance – Innovative Approaches to Closing Gaps in Financial Intermediation (World Bank)

11.00 - 11.20

Coffee Break

11.20 - 11.30

Breakout Sessions Introduction: Closing Gaps in Financial Intermediation

11.30 - 12.30

Breakout Sessions Track A

Making Access to Funding a Reality for Family Farming (International Fund for Agriculture Development – IFAD  / United Nations Capital Development Fund – UNCDF)

Accelerating Women’s Financial Inclusion in Francophone Countries (New Faces New Voices – NFNV)

Enhancing Affordable Housing Finance Markets in Africa (French Development Agency – AFD)

12.30 - 13.45

Lunch

13.45 - 14.00

Breakout Sessions Introduction: Closing Gaps in Financial Intermediation

14.00 - 15.00

Breakout Sessions Track B

SME Finance: New Challenges - (European Investment Bank – EIB / French Development Agency – AFD)

Insurance in and for Africa: Managing Financial Risks (German Agency for International Cooperation – GIZ)

Trade Finance in Africa (African Development Bank – AfDB)

15.00 - 15.20

Networking Break

15.20 - 15.30

Success Stories Sessions Introduction

15.30 - 16.30

Success Stories

Success Story I: Mobile Banking (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor – CGAP)

Success Story II: Senegal/ SME “Assessment Tool” (Senegalese Agency for the Development and Support of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise – ADEPME)

Success Story IV: Agricultural Financing (Développement international Desjardins- DID)

16.30 - 17.00

Plenary Session: Report on Parallel Sessions and Summary of the Day

18.30 - 19.00

Keynote Speaker (TBC)

20.00

Dinner: Cultural Event

Day 2: Thursday, 12th June

08.00 - 09.00

Networking Break

9.00 - 10.30

Second Plenary Session: Making Cross-Border Banking Work for Africa (German Agency for International Cooperation – GIZ, World Bank)

10.30 - 11.00

Networking Break

11.00 - 12.30

Third Plenary Session: The Role of Regulation in Financial Sector Development (Prof. Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University)

12.30 - 12.50

Book Launch: Making Cross-Border Banking Work for Africa

12.50 - 13.45

Networking Lunch

13.45 - 14.00

Breakout Sessions Introduction: Long-term Finance

14.00 - 15.00

Breakout Sessions Track C

Unlocking Domestic Institutional Capital for Long-Term Finance (African Development Bank – AfDB / Making Finance Work for Africa - MFW4A)

Islamic Capital Markets (Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association - GBSA)

15.00 - 15.20

Networking Break

15.20 - 16.30

Fourth Plenary Session: Avoiding the resource curse and consequences for the financial sector

16.30 - 17.00

Plenary Session: Report on Success Stories and Summary of the Day

17.15 - 17.45

Closing Ceremony

19.30

Cocktail

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