The Conference

Over the last decade, the mobile money industry has grown stronger and stronger, with Africa, South of the Sahara, as the main engine behind this growth. The growth persisted even with the outbreak of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic with its attendant lockdowns.
Sub-Saharan Africa, by the end of 2020 accounted for 64 percent of all mobile money value transacted globally, reaching $490 billion for the year, with 53 percent of all monthly active mobile money accounts also recorded in the region.
Despite this, the development and implementation of safe, reliable and efficient national payments systems and Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), a key component of the World Bank Group is crucial in achieving a secure, affordable, and accessible payment systems and services to help expand financial inclusion, foster development and support financial stability. This is the fulcrum of the 2021 Africa Cashless Payment System Conference.
As the first physical event of this dimension for the digital financial services since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will focus on the essentials: networking and bringing people back together.

 

Residents transfer money using the M-Pesa banking service at a store in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Photo Credit: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Conference Schedule

# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 WELCOMING COCKTAIL / NETWORKING09:00 - 18:00The John Dramani Mahama Hall
# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 OPENINING CEREMONY/EXHIBITION/CONFRENCE AND AWARD RECEPTION09:00 - 18:00The John Dramani Mahama Hall
# Topic Speaker TimeHall
1 EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE/CLOSING CEREMONY09:00 - 18:00The John Dramani Mahama Hall

Guest Speakers

H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Of Ghana (Host)

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda (Special Guest)

Hafez Ghanem

World Bank Vice President, Africa

H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi

Deputy Chairperson – African Union

Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina

President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Dr. Ernest Addison

Governor Central Bank of Ghana

Dr. Godwin Emefiele

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

John Rwangombwa

Governor National Bank of Rwanda

Papa Lamine DIOP

Executive Secretary, African Central Bank

Paul Trustful

Chief Editor Forbes

Mr. N’Gunu Tiny

Founder of Emerald Group

Yamandou Alexander

Co-founder of Makeba | Chairman of Malaika

Sheikh Mohamed Bayorh

Chairman of Alpha Group | Board Member @ FIN

Nere Emiko

Founder | Executive Vice Chairman of Kian Smith Trade & Co.
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