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What: Webinar on transparency, accountability and reporting of debt in Africa

Who: African Development Bank

When: Thursday, 3 December 2020

Where: Virtual

The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Government of Japan, is seeking to initiate a discussion on the challenges around debt management in Africa during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of identifying appropriate policy responses.

The discussion will take the form of a series of webinars, with each edition dedicated to a specific theme that affects debt management, such as transparency; debt management institutions; sovereign bond ratings and developing domestic debt markets; debt restructuring and avoiding litigations.

The first webinar is to discuss challenges and opportunities for ensuring debt transparency in Africa, in particular in the context of COVID-19. The webinar will share experiences and lessons towards greater transparency by listening to experts from governments, international organizations and civil society.

Program

Opening: Mr. Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank

Mr. Atsushi Mimura, Deputy Director-General of the International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Presenter: Ms. Hanan Morsy, Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department, African Development Bank

Moderator: Mr. Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Director of the Governance Department, African Development Bank

Panelists:

  • Mr. Jacob Mkandawire, Assistant Director (Head of Domestic Market Operations), Financial Markets Department, Bank of Zambia
  • Mr. Babacar Cisse, Director of Public Debt, Ministry of Finance and Budget, Senegal
  • Mr. Neil Cole, Executive Secretary, Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI)
  • Ms. Shakira Mustapha, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Mr. Jason Braganza, Executive Director, the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)

Closing: Mr. Mr. Samuel Mugoya, Director of Syndication and Client Solutions, African Development Bank

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