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Conference agenda

Morning session

Arrival of guests and registration

Welcome remarks
Mr Mark Napier, CEO, FSD Africa

Opening remarks
Ms Jane Marriott, OBE, British High Commissioner to Kenya

Screening: FSD Africa Capital Markets Impact

Presentation and launch: Capital Markets Impact Report
Dr Evans Osano, Director Capital Markets, FSD Africa

Keynote address
Dr Julius Muia, Principal Secretary, Kenya National Treasury

Mid-morning session

Panel discussion: The Elephant in the Room – the Imperative for Sustainable Capital Markets Development in Africa
Key themes: public and private capital markets, green finance, ESG, sustainable infrastructure finance, mainstreaming sustainability into African capital markets.

Moderator: Mr Mark Napier, CEO, FSD Africa
•  Mr Admassu Tadesse, Group President Emeritus and Managing Director, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
• Mr Elie Aloko, Vice President Business Development, Senior Director and CEO, AFC Capital Partners
•  Ms Astrid Ludin, Deputy Commissioner, Retirement funds and markets, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa
•  Mr Geoffrey Odundo, CEO, Nairobi Securities Exchange
•  Ms Dorothy Maseke, Group Head of Risk & Compliance, ICEA Lion Group

Panel Discussion: Getting the basics right – Developing Enabling Market Infrastructure for African Capital Markets
Key themes: bond exchanges and other market infrastructure, credit enhancements, money markets, the role of technology

Moderator: Ms Janice Kotut-Sang, Co-Founder, Sustainable Links
•  Mr Emmanuel Etaderhi, Senior Vice President, FMDQ Group, Nigeria
•  Mr Chinua Azibuke, CEO, Infracredit
•  Mr Philip Buyskes, CEO, Frontclear
•  Ms Mary S. Mniwasa, CEO, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

Afternoon session

Presentation: Regulatory capacity insights and Institutional Capacity Assessment (ICA) Toolkit
Ms Mary Njuguna, Principal Capital Markets Specialist, FSD Africa

Panel Discussion: Regulators’ Fireside Chat
Key themes: Regulatory proportionality, regulatory capacity.

Moderator: Mr Japheth Katto, Managing Partner, Japheth Katto Consult
•  Mr Wycliffe Shamiah, CEO, CMA Kenya
•  Mr Lamido Yuguda, Director General, SEC Nigeria
•  Rev Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director General, SEC Ghana
•  Mr Assefa Sumoro, Ethiopia Capital Markets Implementation Team
•  Ms Helena Wilson, Assistant Director, Global Business Development, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Panel Discussion: Looking beyond plain vanilla – Leveraging on sustainability-themed instruments and their role in deepening African capital markets
Key themes: green bonds, social bonds including gender bonds, other themed bonds, sovereign, municipal and corporate issuance, capacity building etc.

Moderator: Ms Sonia Essobmadje, Head of Innovative Finance and Capital Markets, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
• Mr Aziz Chacha, Treasurer, NMB Bank Tanzania
• Mr Billy Kantotoka, Relationship Manager Climate & Sustainability Finance, Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank
•  Mr Clemens Calice, CEO and Founding Partner, Lion’s Head Global Partners
•  Ms Kerry Blackbeard, Debt Capital Markets Origination Manager, London Stock Exchange Group
•  Ms Safae Badraoui, Director, Debt and Equity Advisory, CDG Capital

Closing remarks
Dr Evans Osano, Director Capital Markets, FSD Africa