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When

October 29 & 30, 2019

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CTICC 2 (Cape Town International Convention Centre 2)

Corner of Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Day 1

( 10/29/2019 )

Day 2

( 10/30/2019 )

Day 1

7:30 AM

8:45 AM

Registration & Networking
CTICC 2 Hall 8 & 9, Plenary and Exhibition

8:45 AM

8:50 AM

Opening Ceremony
MC/Director of Programme
Peter Ndoro, Anchor, SABC

8:50 AM

9 AM

Welcome Remarks

9 AM

9:10 AM

Keynote Welcome Address

9:10 AM

10 AM

Opening Plenary Presentations
Virginia Blaser, US Consul General in Cape Town
Barbara Makhubedu, Chief Financial Officer, Shell Downstream South Africa
Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)
Nirmala Reddy, Senior Manager, Enterprise Development, Nedbank
Toyin Adeniji*, Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, Bank of Industry Nigeria

10 AM

10:20 AM

Keynote Address
United Nations Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA

10:20 AM

10:40 AM

Tea & Networking Break

10:40 AM

10:55 AM

World Bank Study Presentation
Profiting from Parity: Unlocking the Potential of Women’s Businesses in Africa

Francisco Campos, Senior Economist, World Bank’s Finance Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI) Global Practice

10:55 AM

12:05 PM

Intra-African Trade: Ensuring Value for Women in the New AfCFTA Framework
Moderator: Chude Jideonwo, CEO Joy Inc.

Speakers:
Pat Utomi, Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) & Chairperson, Pan-African Private Sector Trade & Investment Committee – PAFTRAC
Doubell Chamberlain, Founder & Managing Director, The Centre for Finanicial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
Devine Ndhlukula, Managing Director, Securico
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing
Pauline Christian, Former President, Black Business & Professional Association Canada

12:05 PM

12:15 PM

AWIEF Impact & Inspiration Talk
Patricia Nzolantima, Country Manager and Partner at Exp-Comunicart Agency, DRC

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

Digitalisation: Breaking Barriers to Drive Agribusinesses for Women in Africa
This session is presented in partnership with Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA-EUModerator: Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business GroupKeynote RemarksMichael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)Speakers:Vanessa Adams, Vice President Country Support, Delivery and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRASabdiyo Dido, Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Agribusiness, Technical Centre for Agricultur...
This session is presented in partnership with Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA-EU
Moderator: Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group

Keynote Remarks
Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)

Speakers:
Vanessa Adams, Vice President Country Support, Delivery and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA
Sabdiyo Dido, Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Agribusiness, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)
André Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Rechi Dlamini, Project Manager: Business Support, Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA)
Jaana Keitaanranta, Country Director, Zimbabwe & Eswatini, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Lamia Housni, Head of P-Curiosity LAB, OCP Group
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1:15 PM

1:25 PM

AWIEF Insights Publication Launch

1:25 PM

2:25 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

2:25 PM

2:45 PM

Keynote Address
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University, former Vice President & Special Envoy on Gender to African Development Bank (AfDB), former South Africa Minister of Public Service Administration

2:45 PM

3:45 PM

High-Level Policy Panel | Creating an Enabling Environment for Leveraging the Digital Economy and Enhancing Intra-African Trade
Moderator: Grieve Chelwa, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape TownPanel:H.E. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Former Vice President of theRepublic of the Gambia & Minister of Women AffairsH.E. Mariama Camara, Minister of Agriculture, GuineaHonourable (Prof) Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disability, South AfricaJohn Groarke, Mission Director, USAID/Southern AfricaMarie Francoise Marie-Nelly, World Bank Country Director ...
Moderator: Grieve Chelwa, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Panel:
H.E. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Former Vice President of theRepublic of the Gambia & Minister of Women Affairs
H.E. Mariama Camara, Minister of Agriculture, Guinea
Honourable (Prof) Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disability, South Africa
John Groarke, Mission Director, USAID/Southern Africa
Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, World Bank Country Director for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini
Angelic Appoo, CEO, Enterprise Seychelles Agency
view more

3:45 PM

4 PM

Tea & Networking Break

4 PM

5 PM

Cross-Border Trade for Economic Growth and Women Empowerment in the Context of AfCFTA
Moderator: Hanan Darwish, Founder & CEO, Boldly Digital & Former Cluster President, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, Schneider Electric
Panel:
Lerato Molebatsi, Managing Director, Adrian South Africa
Beatrice Gakuba, Executive Director, AWAN-Afrika
Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCE
Bea Hackula, President, Africa for Africa Women

AWIEF Exhibition

CTICC 2 | Hall 9 AWIEF offers an exhibition platform for companies, organisations and women-owned businesses to showcase their projects and innovations.

9 AM

5 PM

AWIEF EXHIBITION

Day 2

7:30 AM

9 AM

Registration & Networking
CTICC 2 Hall 8 & 9, Plenary and Exhibition

9 AM

9:45 AM

Fireside Chat: Harnessing the Media for Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in Africa
Moderator: Peter Ndoro, Anchor, SABC

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder & Chairman, APO Group
Lerato Tshabalala, Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson

9:45 AM

10:05 AM

Keynote Address
Arunma Oteh, OON, Academic Scholar, Oxford University, former Vice President & Treasurer of the World Bank, former Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria

10:05 AM

10:25 AM

Tea & Networking Break

10:25 AM

11:25 AM

Women Participation in Energy and Infrastructure Transition (Brought to you by Shell South Africa)
Moderator: Nthato Minyuku, Government Relations Manager, Shell South AfricaSpeakers:Wendy Luhabe, Economic Activist & Social Entrepreneur, Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDENevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Vice President, Engineering Consultants Group (ECG), Founder & Manager of University To Work (UTW) & Chairperson, Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA) Sustainable Development CommitteeIpeleng Mkhari, Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment HoldingsBronwynn Anne Corbet, CEO, ...
Moderator: Nthato Minyuku, Government Relations Manager, Shell South Africa

Speakers:
Wendy Luhabe, Economic Activist & Social Entrepreneur, Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDE
Nevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Vice President, Engineering Consultants Group (ECG), Founder & Manager of University To Work (UTW) & Chairperson, Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA) Sustainable Development Committee
Ipeleng Mkhari, Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment Holdings
Bronwynn Anne Corbet, CEO, GRIT
Bernard Njoroge, Managing Director, Adrian Kenya
view more

11:25 AM

12:25 PM

Closing the Gender Financing Gap: Solutions Catalyzing Financial Inclusion in the Digital Era
Moderator: Uzo Mkparu, Assistant Vice President, First City Monument Bank
Speakers:
Rupert Scofield, President, CEO & Co-Founder FINCA International
Birgitta Cederstrom, VP, Commercial Director MEA, Frost & Sullivan
Lebo Gunguluza, Dragon Investor, Dragon’s Den TV Show & Group Chairman, GEM Group
Selma Bennis, Head of Education and Training in Entrepreneurship, University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P), OCP Group

12:25 PM

1:25 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

1:25 PM

2:25 PM

Leveraging the Potential of the Digital Economy and Making the Digital Revolution Work for Women: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Panel Session Presented by Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Moderator: Leslie (Lee) Kasumba, Broadcaster and Media ExecutiveSpeakers:Alan Boshwaen, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)Chernay Johnson, Engagement Manager, Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)Tandokazi Nquma, Business Development Manager: Strategic Engagements and Corporate Relations, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCETesi Rusagara, Head, Kiga...
Special Panel Session Presented by Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
Moderator: Leslie (Lee) Kasumba, Broadcaster and Media Executive

Speakers:
Alan Boshwaen, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)
Chernay Johnson, Engagement Manager, Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
Tandokazi Nquma, Business Development Manager: Strategic Engagements and Corporate Relations, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCE
Tesi Rusagara, Head, Kigali Innovation City, Rwanda
view more

2:25 PM

2:45 PM

Tea & Networking Break

2:45 PM

4:30 PM

Pitch n Grow™ – Top Candidates Pitching Competition

7:30 PM

11 PM

AWIEF Awards and Gala Dinner
CTICC 2 | Hall 8 A & B

The annual AWIEF Awards honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of African women in entrepreneurship and innovation. Including the APO Group Women in Media Award/TIA Women in Innovation Award

AWIEF Exhibition

CTICC 2 | Hall 9 AWIEF offers an exhibition platform for companies, organisations and women-owned businesses to showcase their projects and innovations.

9 AM

5 PM

AWIEF EXHIBITION

Day 1

( 10/29/2019 )

Day 2

( 10/30/2019 )

Day 1

7:30 AM

8:45 AM

Registration & Networking
CTICC 2 Hall 8 & 9, Plenary and Exhibition

8:45 AM

8:50 AM

Opening Ceremony
MC/Director of Programme
Peter Ndoro, Anchor, SABC

8:50 AM

9 AM

Welcome Remarks

9 AM

9:10 AM

Keynote Welcome Address

9:10 AM

10 AM

Opening Plenary Presentations
Virginia Blaser, US Consul General in Cape Town
Barbara Makhubedu, Chief Financial Officer, Shell Downstream South Africa
Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)
Nirmala Reddy, Senior Manager, Enterprise Development, Nedbank
Toyin Adeniji*, Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, Bank of Industry Nigeria

10 AM

10:20 AM

Keynote Address
United Nations Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA

10:20 AM

10:40 AM

Tea & Networking Break

10:40 AM

10:55 AM

World Bank Study Presentation
Profiting from Parity: Unlocking the Potential of Women’s Businesses in Africa

Francisco Campos, Senior Economist, World Bank’s Finance Competitiveness & Innovation (FCI) Global Practice

10:55 AM

12:05 PM

Intra-African Trade: Ensuring Value for Women in the New AfCFTA Framework
Moderator: Chude Jideonwo, CEO Joy Inc.

Speakers:
Pat Utomi, Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) & Chairperson, Pan-African Private Sector Trade & Investment Committee – PAFTRAC
Doubell Chamberlain, Founder & Managing Director, The Centre for Finanicial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
Devine Ndhlukula, Managing Director, Securico
Julia Raphaely, CEO, Associated Media Publishing
Pauline Christian, Former President, Black Business & Professional Association Canada

12:05 PM

12:15 PM

AWIEF Impact & Inspiration Talk
Patricia Nzolantima, Country Manager and Partner at Exp-Comunicart Agency, DRC

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

Digitalisation: Breaking Barriers to Drive Agribusinesses for Women in Africa
This session is presented in partnership with Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA-EUModerator: Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business GroupKeynote RemarksMichael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)Speakers:Vanessa Adams, Vice President Country Support, Delivery and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRASabdiyo Dido, Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Agribusiness, Technical Centre for Agricultur...
This session is presented in partnership with Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA-EU
Moderator: Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group

Keynote Remarks
Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)

Speakers:
Vanessa Adams, Vice President Country Support, Delivery and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA
Sabdiyo Dido, Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Agribusiness, Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU)
André Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Rechi Dlamini, Project Manager: Business Support, Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA)
Jaana Keitaanranta, Country Director, Zimbabwe & Eswatini, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Lamia Housni, Head of P-Curiosity LAB, OCP Group
view more

1:15 PM

1:25 PM

AWIEF Insights Publication Launch

1:25 PM

2:25 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

2:25 PM

2:45 PM

Keynote Address
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University, former Vice President & Special Envoy on Gender to African Development Bank (AfDB), former South Africa Minister of Public Service Administration

2:45 PM

3:45 PM

High-Level Policy Panel | Creating an Enabling Environment for Leveraging the Digital Economy and Enhancing Intra-African Trade
Moderator: Grieve Chelwa, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape TownPanel:H.E. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Former Vice President of theRepublic of the Gambia & Minister of Women AffairsH.E. Mariama Camara, Minister of Agriculture, GuineaHonourable (Prof) Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disability, South AfricaJohn Groarke, Mission Director, USAID/Southern AfricaMarie Francoise Marie-Nelly, World Bank Country Director ...
Moderator: Grieve Chelwa, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Panel:
H.E. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Former Vice President of theRepublic of the Gambia & Minister of Women Affairs
H.E. Mariama Camara, Minister of Agriculture, Guinea
Honourable (Prof) Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disability, South Africa
John Groarke, Mission Director, USAID/Southern Africa
Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, World Bank Country Director for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini
Angelic Appoo, CEO, Enterprise Seychelles Agency
view more

3:45 PM

4 PM

Tea & Networking Break

4 PM

5 PM

Cross-Border Trade for Economic Growth and Women Empowerment in the Context of AfCFTA
Moderator: Hanan Darwish, Founder & CEO, Boldly Digital & Former Cluster President, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, Schneider Electric
Panel:
Lerato Molebatsi, Managing Director, Adrian South Africa
Beatrice Gakuba, Executive Director, AWAN-Afrika
Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCE
Bea Hackula, President, Africa for Africa Women

AWIEF Exhibition

CTICC 2 | Hall 9 AWIEF offers an exhibition platform for companies, organisations and women-owned businesses to showcase their projects and innovations.

9 AM

5 PM

AWIEF EXHIBITION

Day 2

7:30 AM

9 AM

Registration & Networking
CTICC 2 Hall 8 & 9, Plenary and Exhibition

9 AM

9:45 AM

Fireside Chat: Harnessing the Media for Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in Africa
Moderator: Peter Ndoro, Anchor, SABC

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder & Chairman, APO Group
Lerato Tshabalala, Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson

9:45 AM

10:05 AM

Keynote Address
Arunma Oteh, OON, Academic Scholar, Oxford University, former Vice President & Treasurer of the World Bank, former Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria

10:05 AM

10:25 AM

Tea & Networking Break

10:25 AM

11:25 AM

Women Participation in Energy and Infrastructure Transition (Brought to you by Shell South Africa)
Moderator: Nthato Minyuku, Government Relations Manager, Shell South AfricaSpeakers:Wendy Luhabe, Economic Activist & Social Entrepreneur, Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDENevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Vice President, Engineering Consultants Group (ECG), Founder & Manager of University To Work (UTW) & Chairperson, Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA) Sustainable Development CommitteeIpeleng Mkhari, Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment HoldingsBronwynn Anne Corbet, CEO, ...
Moderator: Nthato Minyuku, Government Relations Manager, Shell South Africa

Speakers:
Wendy Luhabe, Economic Activist & Social Entrepreneur, Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDE
Nevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Vice President, Engineering Consultants Group (ECG), Founder & Manager of University To Work (UTW) & Chairperson, Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA) Sustainable Development Committee
Ipeleng Mkhari, Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment Holdings
Bronwynn Anne Corbet, CEO, GRIT
Bernard Njoroge, Managing Director, Adrian Kenya
view more

11:25 AM

12:25 PM

Closing the Gender Financing Gap: Solutions Catalyzing Financial Inclusion in the Digital Era
Moderator: Uzo Mkparu, Assistant Vice President, First City Monument Bank
Speakers:
Rupert Scofield, President, CEO & Co-Founder FINCA International
Birgitta Cederstrom, VP, Commercial Director MEA, Frost & Sullivan
Lebo Gunguluza, Dragon Investor, Dragon’s Den TV Show & Group Chairman, GEM Group
Selma Bennis, Head of Education and Training in Entrepreneurship, University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P), OCP Group

12:25 PM

1:25 PM

Lunch & Networking Break

1:25 PM

2:25 PM

Leveraging the Potential of the Digital Economy and Making the Digital Revolution Work for Women: Challenges and Opportunities
Special Panel Session Presented by Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Moderator: Leslie (Lee) Kasumba, Broadcaster and Media ExecutiveSpeakers:Alan Boshwaen, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)Chernay Johnson, Engagement Manager, Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)Tandokazi Nquma, Business Development Manager: Strategic Engagements and Corporate Relations, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCETesi Rusagara, Head, Kiga...
Special Panel Session Presented by Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
Moderator: Leslie (Lee) Kasumba, Broadcaster and Media Executive

Speakers:
Alan Boshwaen, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)
Chernay Johnson, Engagement Manager, Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
Tandokazi Nquma, Business Development Manager: Strategic Engagements and Corporate Relations, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
Karen Teoh, Chief Operating Officer, KOMMERCE
Tesi Rusagara, Head, Kigali Innovation City, Rwanda
view more

2:25 PM

2:45 PM

Tea & Networking Break

2:45 PM

4:30 PM

Pitch n Grow™ – Top Candidates Pitching Competition

7:30 PM

11 PM

AWIEF Awards and Gala Dinner
CTICC 2 | Hall 8 A & B

The annual AWIEF Awards honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of African women in entrepreneurship and innovation. Including the APO Group Women in Media Award/TIA Women in Innovation Award

AWIEF Exhibition

CTICC 2 | Hall 9 AWIEF offers an exhibition platform for companies, organisations and women-owned businesses to showcase their projects and innovations.

9 AM

5 PM

AWIEF EXHIBITION
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