Published On: Thu, Jun 18th, 2020

Financing Africa – The role of Africa Diaspora Remittance and Diaspora Savings

Financing Africa’s public and private sector projects has always been an expensive business, the outbreak of COVID 19 adds further strain to Africa’s access to finance in an already stretched environment. As leaders explore solutions for Africa’s recovery, the importance of new  thinking, creativity particularly in sustainable financing for all Africa’s businesses,  should be a priority for all stakeholders.
GBS Africa and the Royal Africa Society are delighted to welcome you to our 2nd series of the Africa Digital Baraza to discuss  Africa Diaspora remittance and savings as a capital base for Africa’s financing needs.
The current global crisis have challenged international co-operation and globalisation, Africa’s development partners also challenged by the pandemic have little choice but to prioritise their  resources to their economies equally faced with disruptions, already scarce and conditional development finance will therefore be hard to come by affecting Africa’s financing needs. 
It is therefore imperative for governments and institutions to creatively tap into the Diaspora remittance,(estimated to be around $48 Billion) channeling the funds to critical sectors that require financing most.
In this webinar, leading experts in finance , development and migration will discuss innovative strategies for managing Diaspora remittances to support Africa’s recovery post COVID 19. 
Hon. Abdulrahman Abba Tareb –  Head of Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Nigeria Diaspora Commission.
Dr. Anthony Coleman – Principal Research Economist – Afrexim Bank
Vincent Aberi – Head of Diaspora Banking – Kenya Commercial Bank Group
Amadou Cisse- Executive Director – Africa Institute of Remittance
Kenny Washington -Technical Project lead at AFFORD.
Leon Isaacs –  Chief Executive Officer – DMA Global Ltd
Moderated by : Juliana Olayinka – Broadcast Journalist & Communications Strategist 
Welcome Remarks 
Agnes Gitau – Partner GBS Africa
Dr Nick Westcott – Director – Royal Africa Society – Host
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