2017 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking Private Investment in African Markets

2017 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking Private Investment in African Markets

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Date: Wednesday, May 31 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Location: Accra, Ghana
See below for detailed schedule of panels and Facebook Live interviews


In the past year, several initiatives have been taken to mobilize private sector finance for development and contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. In December 2016, IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, completed a record $75 billion replenishment with renewed focus on private sector development in the most difficult environments.

A new $2.5 billion private sector window in IDA18—IDA’s next three-year round of financing, beginning in July 2017-- will help the World Bank, IFC and MIGA, together with their partners, mobilize private capital and scale-up private sector development in the poorest countries, particularly in fragile situations.

The 2017 Development Finance Forum in Accra, Ghana, will deliberate on the successes and challenges of mobilizing transformational private sector investment for development goals in African nations, as well as opportunities for the public and private sectors to develop market-building alliances in Africa. The forum is organized by the World Bank Group and the African Center for Economic Transformation.

Panel Discussions

Join us online for three live webcast panel discussions:

Wednesday, May 31: Private Investment in African Markets: Setting the Agenda -- 09:30 am GMT in Accra / 05:30 am EDT in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 31: The IDA Private Sector Window as a Catalyst for Growth & Stability in Africa -- 12:00 pm GMT Accra / 08:00 am EDT Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 1: Private Investment in Africa: A Call to Action – 14:50 pm GMT in Accra / 10:50 am EDT in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Live Interview Series

***Complete schedule below***

Wednesday, May 31

10:00 AM GMT: William Senyo, Co-Founder and CEO Impact Hub Ghana

12:00 PM GMT: Philippe Valahu, CEO, Private Infrastructure Development Group

12:20 PM GMT: Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

1:00 PM GMT: Aliko Dangote, Chairman & CEO, Dangote Group

2:00 PM GMT: Malcolm Kapuza, CTO, Allied Crowds

3:00 PM GMT: Karin Finkelston, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA

4:00 PM GMT: Kilian Kleinschmvidt, Founder, Chairman IPA | switxboard

5:00 PM GMT: Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre,

Thursday, June 1

9:00 AM GMT: Mohammed Samara, Chief Executive Officer at Meridian Port Services Limited

10:00 AM GMT: Philippe Dongier, Managing Director, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric Africa

11:00 AM GMT: Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank Group

12:00 PM GMT: Alix Peterson Zwane, Chief Executive Officer, Global Innovation Fund

1:00 PM GMT: Paul Ryan, Head, International Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Ireland

2:00 PM GMT: Helen Tarnoy, Managing Director, Aldwych Holdings

5:00 PM GMT: Snezana Stoiljkovic (Nena), Vice President, Blended Finance and Partnerships, International Finance Corporation

Related Links:

IDA18: Private Sector Window

Public, Private Sector Leaders Join Forces to Unlock Private Investment in Sierra Leone

IFC in Sub Saharan Africa

IDA18: A World of Possibility

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Featuring

Managing Director, Aldwych Intl
Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank Group
Vice President, Republic of Ghana
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Chairman and CEO, Dangote Group
Minister of Budget, Cote d’Ivoire
Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
Chairman of the Board, Investisseurs & Partenaires
Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and Head of Ghana’s Economic Management Team
Minister of Finance, Ghana
TV personality, Kenya