Time: (Kigali time: GMT + 3)


Welcome & Opening Remarks by Master of Ceremony & Recap of day 1

James Wambugu, Co-Lead, Asset Management, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

9:10am - 10:00am

Panel Discussion: Cyber Shields and Compliance: Securing the Future of Digital Finance in East Africa

Carole Karema Jeni, Head of ICT and Business Transformation, Equity Bank Rwanda
Mohamed Kalif, Senior Advisor, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
Innocent Muhizi, CEO, Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA)
Farooq Siddiqi, CEO, DLT Ledgers
Armando Massimiliano Sirolla, Senior Advisor, Aequitas Fund, Desjardins Group (Moderator)

10:00am - 10:20am

Presentation: Agri-finance Course for Intermediaries

David Odongo, AFC Expert, East Africa
Klaudia Berger, Senior TA Programme Coordinator Financial Inclusion Unit, European Investment Bank (EIB) (Interviewer)

10:20am - 10:25am

Health/Coffee Break


Panel Discussion: Greening Financial Systems in East Africa: Navigating the Transition to Sustainable Banking and Responsible Investments

Bright Mugova, Advisor, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
Matu Mugo, Deputy Director, Bank Supervision Department, Central Bank of Kenya
Brenda Mutoni, Manager, Green Finance & Advisory Services, Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD Plc)
Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, Head of Unit, Financial Inclusion, Advisory, in (EIB Global) (Moderator)

11:30am – 12:30pm

Panel Discussion: Banking on Food Security: Fostering Financial Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture in East Africa

Fabian Kasi, Managing Director, Centenary Rural Development Bank, Uganda
Maxwell Mutema, Agribusiness Advisor, Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
Amath Pathe Sene – Managing Director, Africa’s Food Systems Forum (AGRF)
Sylvia Nanjekho, Agro-Industries & Forestry Specialist, European Investment Bank (EIB) (Moderator

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Harmony in Finance: Bridging the Divide with Blended Strategies for Inclusive Growth in East Africa

Darshan Dhakan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) 
Sonja Mohnen, Senior Investment Officer, Financial institutions, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Aakif Merchant, Associate Director, Convergence (Moderator)
Veronica Namagembe, Managing Director, Pride Microfinance

1:15pm – 1:30 pm

Wrap up and closing remarks

Gloria Mamba, Group Executive, Trade and Development Fund (TDB)
Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, Head of Unit, Financial Inclusion, Advisory, European Investment Bank Global (EIB Global)

1:30 pm

Final Lunch