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

9:10am - 10:00am

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, Portfolio Advisor, Lending Ops
Amath Pathe Sene – Managing Director, Africa’s Food Systems Forum (AGRF)
Sylvia Nanjekho, Agro-Industries & Forestry Specialist, (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, EIB, (Moderator)

10:20am - 10:25am

Health/Coffee Break


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

Bright Mugova, Advisor, TDB
Matu Mugo, Deputy Director, Bank Supervision Department, Central Bank of Kenya
Brenda Mutoni, Manager, Green Finance & Advisory Services
Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, EIB (Moderator)

11:30am – 12:30pm

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

Mohamed Kalif, Senior Advisor, Eastern and Southern African Trade Advisers Limited (ESATAL)
Farooq Siddiqi, CEO, DLT Ledgers
Armando Massimiliano Sirolla, AFC Expert, (Moderator)

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

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

Sonja Mohnen, Senior Investment Officer, Microfinance, European Investment Bank
Lillian Mramba, Chief Investment Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Grassroots Business Fund
Aakif Merchant, Africa Head, Convergence (Moderator)

1:15pm – 1:30 pm

Wrap up and closing remarks


1:30 pm

Lunch Break