The Forum will discuss current trends in global DFIs and economic environment; develop closer working relationships among CEOs and senior executives of DFIs and their stakeholders across the globe.
The CEOs Forum of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI) kick-starts tomorrow at the Gaborone International Convention Center. CEDA was awarded the opportunity to host the 3rd edition of this Forum after submitting an Expression of Interest to host it, in September last year.
The Forum, which will be attended by CEOs and senior management executives from African, Asian, Latin America and European DFIs; Multilateral Development Finance Institutions; officials of African DFIs supervisory authorities and government agencies responsible for promoting sustainable financing for real economy development; officials of Central Banks, Ministers of Finance and Commercial Banks, will be categorized by presentations, panel discussions, networking and exhibitions.
CEDA Chief Operations Officer, Andrew Madeswi last week told the media that through the Forum, CEDA will be able to share its development experiences and expertise of Botswana and other developing countries that will be in attendance. “The Joint CEO Forum will be held under the theme ‘DFIs Sustaining Relevance in the Age of Disruption.’ The following objectives will be achieved; Discussion of current trends in global DFIs and economic environment; developing closer working relationships among CEOs and senior executives of DFIs and their stakeholders across the globe,” he said.
The other objectives are to share and learn best practices in development financing operations, develop and strengthen partnership for cross-border investment promotion and financing, as well as supporting the efforts of promoting inclusive socio-economic development in the continents through global cooperation among DFIs.
Madeswi said because they understand the plight local businesses encounter on a daily basis, they sourced services from them. “The Agency has engaged seamstresses from the African Mall Market for Mateisi, which is part of the uniform for volunteers and staff. Catering for the cultural night will be provided by a Motswana woman entrepreneur. Information Technology, Transport and security services were sourced competitively from Batswana owned companies,” he pointed out.