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What: Webinar on Transparency, Accountability and Debt Reporting in Africa
Who: African Development Bank
When: Thursday 3 December 2020
The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Government of Japan, wants to launch a discussion on the challenges surrounding debt management in Africa during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to identifying appropriate policy responses.
The discussion will take the form of a series of webinars, with each issue devoted to a specific theme that affects debt management, such as transparency; debt management institutions; ratings of sovereign bonds and developing domestic debt markets; debt restructuring and the avoidance of litigation.
The first webinar is to discuss challenges and opportunities to ensure debt transparency in Africa, especially 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.
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, Department of Forecasting and Research, African Development Bank
Moderator: mr. Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Director of Management, African Development Bank
Mr. Jacob Mkandawire, Assistant Director (Head of Domestic Market Operations), Department of Financial Markets, 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)
Me. Shakira Mustapha, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Mr. Jason Braganza, Executive Director of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Closing: mr. Samuel Mugoya, Director of Syndication and Client Solutions, African Development Bank