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African Women Economic Summit takes place in Nigeria

10 Jul 2012 14:23
In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), New Faces New Voices (NFNV) is hosting its second African Women Economic Summit (AWES) from 12-14 July 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. African government, regulators, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organisation, big business and civil society will come together to discuss topics around the development of women in finance.
A cross section of senior industry practitioners have confirmed their attendance. Speakers at the conference include: Dr. Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank; Gra?a Machel, founder of New Faces New Voices; Evelyn Oputu, managing director of Bank of Industry, Nigeria; Nomsa Daniels, executive director at New Faces New Voices; Dr Nambura Koigi, managing director at Post Office Savings Bank, Kenya; Audrey Mothupi, director: Inclusive Banking, Standard Bank South Africa; Ginette Yoman, manager: Gender Division, African Development Bank and Toyin Adeniji, head: Women in Business Program, IFC.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Panels focussed on understanding what regulators and business in Africa are doing to promote women will be hosted. Confirmed panellists

Increasing Women's Access to Finance: Dr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; HE Charles Konan Banny, former governor of the Central Bank of West African States; Professor Njuguna Ndung'u, governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.

CEO Roundtable: Nomkhita Nqweni, CE, ABSA Wealth, South Africa; Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, GMD Access Bank, Nigeria; Alex Otti, GMD, Diamond Bank, Nigeria; Jean Kacou Diagou, CEO, Group NSIA and Mizinga Melu, MD, Standard Chartered Bank, Zambia.

For more, go to African Press Organisation.