Only the sessions below were broadcast live!

Tuesday, 19 October
Inclusive finance in the Covid19 crisis in Africa: lessons learned and strategies for resilience

Host: Charles Haba

9.00 - 9.15: Welcome remarks by the SAM organisers (Auditorium)

9.15 - 10.45: Plenary session 1 (Auditorium) (overview): Effects of current and future crises on vulnerable populations and their progress towards the SDGs in Africa: State of play and challenges for the inclusive finance sector 

  • Moderator:  Charles Haba
  • Speaker 1: Health status report: Dr. Brian Chirombo, WHO Country Representative, Rwanda 
  • Speaker 2: State of play of the economic plan: Aissa Toure Sarr, Country manager, Rwanda country office, African Development Bank
  • Speaker 3: Climate change update: Dr. Richard Munang, Africa Climate change regional coordinator, UNEP (virtual

10.45 - 11.15: Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45: Keynote 1 (plenary) (Auditorium): Structural transformation and resilience building: conceptual debates, scopes of action and actors' roles - Introduction of the three dimensions of resilience for inclusive finance:

  • Structural change and building resilience of the poor and of financial institutions
  • Digital infrastructure and building resilience: challenges and opportunities for inclusive finance
  • Building an inclusive and climate-resilient financial sector

Keynote speaker:  Renée Chao-Beroff, CEO of Pamiga-CIDR

11.45 - 12.30: Opening ceremony in the presence of state representatives (Auditorium)

  • Patrick Losch, President of ADA
  • Franz Fayot, Luxembourgish Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwandan Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, MINECOFIN