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4th East African Banking
& Microfinance Forum 2021

Gearing up for recovery and growth: Building a more resilient banking sector

11 – 12 November 2021






Countries represented



Gearing up for recovery and growth: Building a more resilient banking sector

The 4th East African Banking & Microfinance Forum hosted by Trade and Development Bank (TDB), in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) will take place virtually from 11 – 12 November 2021.

This two-day forum will seek to discuss how the region, the continent, and the global landscape adapted to mitigate risk and minimize economic shocks. Additionally, the Forum will discuss how development finance can be utilized as a mechanism to accelerate the emergence of an inclusive and innovative financial industry while improving finance activities in a post COVID-19 world.

Why attend?

Explore how development finance can be utilized as a mechanism to foster and deepen a more inclusive and innovative financial industry while stimulating the region’s economies as part of the build-back better initiatives.

Learn about how the region must invest and rely on local funding to purchase vaccines or to complement the COVAX facility.

Discuss long-term adverse effects of the pandemic on member states.

Find out how to leverage digital technologies to harness innovation and scale financial inclusion.

Who should attend?

  • Banking associations
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial banks
  • Development organizations
  • Economists
  • Fintechs
  • Insurance companies
  • International non-governmental organizations
  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Microfinance institutions
  • Policy makers 
  • Private sector
  • Stock exchange
  • Government entities


Presentations by industry leaders:

The East Africa Banking sector – structure, performance and recent developments

The role of capital markets in supporting the development of the banking industry and economic recovery post Covid-19 pandemic

De-risking portfolio assets in the post Covid situation-a time for re-invention

Leveraging technology to improve trade finance in emerging markets

The state of MSME in the region and the response to Covid-19 pandemic

How has the financial industry responded to the challenges of systemic risks in managing their exposures during the Covid-19 pandemic

About TDB


Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is a multilateral, treaty-based, investment-grade development finance institution, with 41 sovereign and institutional shareholders and assets of USD 7.2bn. TDB serves 22 economies in its region, with the mandate to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration, and sustainable development.

TDB is part of the TDB Group, which also comprises TDF (the Trade and Development Fund), ESATF (the Eastern and Southern African Trade Fund), TCI (TDB Captive Insurance), and the TDB Academy.

About EIB


The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance.

EIB-IMF e-Learning Course on Financial Development and Financial Inclusion 

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