Global Forum on
Remittances, Investment
and Development

United Nations – Nairobi, Kenya

Organizers
In collaboration with

Meet our Speakers

Jacob 
Aboagye 
Head of Remittances, 
Ecobank Group 
Jacob 
Aboagye 
Head of Remittances, 
Ecobank Group 
Mariam 
Adan 
Head of Compliance, 
AMAL Money Express 
Mariam 
Adan 
Head of Compliance, 
AMAL Money Express 
Habiba 
Addi 
Entrepreneurship Unit Coordinator, 
Meet Africa/Expertise France 
Habiba 
Addi 
Entrepreneurship Unit Coordinator, 
Meet Africa/Expertise France 
Ade 
Ashaye 
Regional Head of Africa, 
Women’s World Banking 
Ade 
Ashaye 
Regional Head of Africa, 
Women’s World Banking 
Yohannes 
Assefa 
Director for Market Systems, 
DT-Global, Inc. 
Yohannes 
Assefa 
Director for Market Systems, 
DT-Global, Inc. 
Meryem 
Aziz Alaoui 
Senior Consultant on remittances and financial inclusion, 
World Bank/IFAD 
Meryem 
Aziz Alaoui 
Senior Consultant on remittances and financial inclusion, 
World Bank/IFAD 
Siaka 
Bah 
Director, 
Central Bank of The Gambia 
Siaka 
Bah 
Director, 
Central Bank of The Gambia 
Louise 
Baker 
Managing Director, 
Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 
Louise 
Baker 
Managing Director, 
Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 
Andrew 
Bamugye 
Executive Secretary, 
Ugandan Diaspora Agribusiness Network (UDAN) 
Andrew 
Bamugye 
Executive Secretary, 
Ugandan Diaspora Agribusiness Network (UDAN) 
Moses 
Banturaki 
Remittances & Mobile, 
Ecobank Uganda 
Moses 
Banturaki 
Remittances & Mobile, 
Ecobank Uganda 
David 
Berno 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
David 
Berno 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Safia 
Boly 
Executive Director, 
African Agricultural Transformation Initiative (AATI) 
Safia 
Boly 
Executive Director, 
African Agricultural Transformation Initiative (AATI) 
Hans 
Boon 
Managing Director, 
PostFinance International Development 
Hans 
Boon 
Managing Director, 
PostFinance International Development 
Donal 
Brown 
Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Donal 
Brown 
Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Alessandra 
Casazza 
Manager Resilience Hub for Africa, 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
Alessandra 
Casazza 
Manager Resilience Hub for Africa, 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 
Angelo 
Cicogna 
Director, International Relations and Economics Directorate, 
Bank of Italy 
Angelo 
Cicogna 
Director, International Relations and Economics Directorate, 
Bank of Italy 
Killian 
Clifford 
Senior Specialist, Migrant financial and economic empowerment, 
IOM 
Killian 
Clifford 
Senior Specialist, Migrant financial and economic empowerment, 
IOM 
Nanabayin 
Coleman 
Vice President, Product Development and Revenue Operations, 
Fleri 
Nanabayin 
Coleman 
Vice President, Product Development and Revenue Operations, 
Fleri 
Barry 
Cooper 
Technical Director, 
Cenfri 
Barry 
Cooper 
Technical Director, 
Cenfri 
Niffone Jacqueline N. 
Dabou 
Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial Inclusion, 
Central Bank of West African States – BCEAO 
Niffone Jacqueline N. 
Dabou 
Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial Inclusion, 
Central Bank of West African States – BCEAO 
Ugochi 
Daniels 
Designated Network Coordinator and Deputy Director General for Operations of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
United Nations Migration Network 
Ugochi 
Daniels 
Designated Network Coordinator and Deputy Director General for Operations of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
United Nations Migration Network 
Louis 
De Koker 
Professor of Law and Senior Financial Crime Policy Consultant, CGAP, 
La Trobe University 
Louis 
De Koker 
Professor of Law and Senior Financial Crime Policy Consultant, CGAP, 
La Trobe University 
Pedro 
De Vasconcelos 
Lead Technical Specialist and Manager of the Financing Facility for Remittances, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Pedro 
De Vasconcelos 
Lead Technical Specialist and Manager of the Financing Facility for Remittances, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Sharon 
Dimanche 
Chief of Mission, 
IOM 
Sharon 
Dimanche 
Chief of Mission, 
IOM 
Sokhna Mbaye 
Diop 
Technical Advisor, 
Ministry of Agriculture of Senegal 
Sokhna Mbaye 
Diop 
Technical Advisor, 
Ministry of Agriculture of Senegal 
Francine 
Dove 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Specialist, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Francine 
Dove 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Specialist, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Cristina 
Duarte 
United Nations Secretary-General Special Adviser for Africa, 
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (UN OSAA) 
Cristina 
Duarte 
United Nations Secretary-General Special Adviser for Africa, 
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (UN OSAA) 
Ibtissam 
El Anzaoui 
Head, Financial Inclusion Unit, 
Bank Al-Maghrib 
Ibtissam 
El Anzaoui 
Head, Financial Inclusion Unit, 
Bank Al-Maghrib 
Mohammed 
Endris 
Director General, 
Ethiopian Diaspora Agency 
Mohammed 
Endris 
Director General, 
Ethiopian Diaspora Agency 
Gibril 
Faal 
Director, 
GK Partners 
Gibril 
Faal 
Director, 
GK Partners 
Ahmed 
Faragallah 
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Payment Systems Development Group, 
World Bank 
Ahmed 
Faragallah 
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Payment Systems Development Group, 
World Bank 
Miguel 
Fernandez 
COO, 
Moneytrans 
Miguel 
Fernandez 
COO, 
Moneytrans 
Martin 
Fleury 
Founder, 
RMDA 
Martin 
Fleury 
Founder, 
RMDA 
Liwaaddine 
Fliss 
Programme Management Officer, 
United Nations Office of Special Advisor for Africa (UN OSAA) 
Liwaaddine 
Fliss 
Programme Management Officer, 
United Nations Office of Special Advisor for Africa (UN OSAA) 
Daniele 
Frigeri 
Director, 
Cespi 
Daniele 
Frigeri 
Director, 
Cespi 
Raphael 
Grojnowski 
Co-Founder and Director, 
Mama Money 
Raphael 
Grojnowski 
Co-Founder and Director, 
Mama Money 
Alassane 
Gueye 
Senior Manager, Business and Strategy Development, 
InTouch 
Alassane 
Gueye 
Senior Manager, Business and Strategy Development, 
InTouch 
Eric 
Guichard 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 
Homestrings 
Eric 
Guichard 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 
Homestrings 
Ruhling 
Herbst 
Executive Head, Africa Business Development, 
BankservAfrica 
Ruhling 
Herbst 
Executive Head, Africa Business Development, 
BankservAfrica 
Elizabeth 
Howard 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
African Crowdfunding Association 
Elizabeth 
Howard 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
African Crowdfunding Association 
Sarah 
Hugo 
Technical Lead, 
DMA Global 
Sarah 
Hugo 
Technical Lead, 
DMA Global 
Leon 
Isaacs 
Chief Executive Officer, 
DMA Global 
Leon 
Isaacs 
Chief Executive Officer, 
DMA Global 
Dr Peter 
Johnston 
Climate Scientist focused on Africa, 
University of Cape Town South Africa 
Dr Peter 
Johnston 
Climate Scientist focused on Africa, 
University of Cape Town South Africa 
Thomas 
Jul 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Inpay 
Thomas 
Jul 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Inpay 
Andy 
Jury 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Mukuru 
Andy 
Jury 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Mukuru 
Andrew 
Kabucho 
Investment Manager - Africa, 
KIVA 
Andrew 
Kabucho 
Investment Manager - Africa, 
KIVA 
Godwin 
Kafui Agozie 
Head of Money Remittances, 
Fidelity Bank 
Godwin 
Kafui Agozie 
Head of Money Remittances, 
Fidelity Bank 
Christian 
Kajeneri 
Head of Fintech Strategy, Products and Services, 
MTN Rwanda 
Christian 
Kajeneri 
Head of Fintech Strategy, Products and Services, 
MTN Rwanda 
Julius 
Kakeeto 
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, 
PostBank Uganda 
Julius 
Kakeeto 
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, 
PostBank Uganda 
Alima 
Keita 
Co-founder, 
Ciwara Capital 
Alima 
Keita 
Co-founder, 
Ciwara Capital 
Robert Gatimu 
Kiboti 
Director, International Banking and Payments, 
Equity Bank Group 
Robert Gatimu 
Kiboti 
Director, International Banking and Payments, 
Equity Bank Group 
Kennedy 
Kipkemboi Sawe 
Regulatory Director of Mobile Money, 
GSMA 
Kennedy 
Kipkemboi Sawe 
Regulatory Director of Mobile Money, 
GSMA 
Betty 
Korir 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Credit Bank 
Betty 
Korir 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Credit Bank 
Álvaro 
Lario 
President, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Álvaro 
Lario 
President, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Isabel 
Leroux 
Programme Manager, 
Nordic Development Fund 
Isabel 
Leroux 
Programme Manager, 
Nordic Development Fund 
Zachary 
Levey 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Levoca Impact Labs 
Zachary 
Levey 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Levoca Impact Labs 
Francesco 
Luciani 
Head of Unit Migration and Forced Displacement, DG INTPA, 
European Commission 
Francesco 
Luciani 
Head of Unit Migration and Forced Displacement, DG INTPA, 
European Commission 
Richard 
Maikai 
Principal Manager, Trade and Exchange Department, 
Central Bank of Nigeria 
Richard 
Maikai 
Principal Manager, Trade and Exchange Department, 
Central Bank of Nigeria 
Leonard 
Makuvaza 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Leonard 
Makuvaza 
Remittances and Inclusive Digital Finance Officer, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Alain 
Martin 
Head of Consulting and CBDC Lead, 
Thales 
Alain 
Martin 
Head of Consulting and CBDC Lead, 
Thales 
Mauro 
Martini 
Senior Technical Specialist, Remittances, Migration and Development, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Mauro 
Martini 
Senior Technical Specialist, Remittances, Migration and Development, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Sara 
Mbago-Bhunu 
Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Sara 
Mbago-Bhunu 
Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Juliet 
Mburu 
Senior Digital Financial Infrastructure Specialist, 
FSD Kenya 
Juliet 
Mburu 
Senior Digital Financial Infrastructure Specialist, 
FSD Kenya 
Sabine 
Mensah 
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 
Africa Nenda 
Sabine 
Mensah 
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 
Africa Nenda 
Richard 
Meseko 
Head of Global Sales, Rapidtransfer International, 
Ecobank 
Richard 
Meseko 
Head of Global Sales, Rapidtransfer International, 
Ecobank 
Dr. S. Chief 
Moyo 
Secretary General, 
Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) 
Dr. S. Chief 
Moyo 
Secretary General, 
Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) 
Robert 
Mudida 
Director, Research, 
Central Bank of Kenya 
Robert 
Mudida 
Director, Research, 
Central Bank of Kenya 
Nika 
Naghavi 
Group Head of Growth, 
MFS Africa, 
Nika 
Naghavi 
Group Head of Growth, 
MFS Africa, 
Seth 
Nana Amoako 
Head of Compliance, 
Financial Intelligence Centre, Ghana 
Seth 
Nana Amoako 
Head of Compliance, 
Financial Intelligence Centre, Ghana 
Almaz 
Negash 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
African Diaspora Network 
Almaz 
Negash 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
African Diaspora Network 
Halimatou 
Nimaga 
Vice-President, 
Union des Ambassadeurs (UDA) 
Halimatou 
Nimaga 
Vice-President, 
Union des Ambassadeurs (UDA) 
Roseline K. 
Njogu 
Principal Secretary, State Department for Diaspora Affairs, 
Government of Kenya 
Roseline K. 
Njogu 
Principal Secretary, State Department for Diaspora Affairs, 
Government of Kenya 
Dr Patrick Ngugi 
Njoroge 
Governor, 
Central Bank of Kenya 
Dr Patrick Ngugi 
Njoroge 
Governor, 
Central Bank of Kenya 
Peter 
Njuguna 
Chief Executive Officer, 
SASRA 
Peter 
Njuguna 
Chief Executive Officer, 
SASRA 
Omolayo 
Nkemakonam Oyudo 
Research Manager and Gender Specialist, 
DMA Global 
Omolayo 
Nkemakonam Oyudo 
Research Manager and Gender Specialist, 
DMA Global 
Alain 
Nkurikiye 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 
Wajenzi 
Alain 
Nkurikiye 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 
Wajenzi 
Didier 
Nkurikiyimfura 
Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, 
Smart Africa 
Didier 
Nkurikiyimfura 
Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, 
Smart Africa 
Fridah 
Ntarangwi Kimathi 
Founder and Director, 
ZidiCircle 
Fridah 
Ntarangwi Kimathi 
Founder and Director, 
ZidiCircle 
Dr Shem 
Ochuodho 
President, and Global Chair of Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA), 
African Diaspora Alliance (AfDA) 
Dr Shem 
Ochuodho 
President, and Global Chair of Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA), 
African Diaspora Alliance (AfDA) 
Stephen 
Odua 
State Department for Investment Promotion, 
Goverment of Kenya 
Stephen 
Odua 
State Department for Investment Promotion, 
Goverment of Kenya 
Dare 
Okoudjou 
Chief Executive Officer, 
MFS Africa 
Dare 
Okoudjou 
Chief Executive Officer, 
MFS Africa 
Stella 
Opoku-Owusu 
Co-Executive Director, 
AFFORD 
Stella 
Opoku-Owusu 
Co-Executive Director, 
AFFORD 
Chris 
Ostrowski 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
SODA Public Digital Money 
Chris 
Ostrowski 
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 
SODA Public Digital Money 
Frédéric 
Ponsot 
Senior Technical Specialist, Remittances, Diaspora and Inclusive Finance, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Frédéric 
Ponsot 
Senior Technical Specialist, Remittances, Diaspora and Inclusive Finance, FFR, 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
Gopinath 
Prahlada Char Tulasi 
Advisor, Department of Economic Policy and Research, 
G20/GPFI Presidency 2023, Reserve Bank of India 
Gopinath 
Prahlada Char Tulasi 
Advisor, Department of Economic Policy and Research, 
G20/GPFI Presidency 2023, Reserve Bank of India 
Elvina 
Quaison 
Diaspora Engagement Specialist, EU Global Diaspora Facility, 
ICMPD 
Elvina 
Quaison 
Diaspora Engagement Specialist, EU Global Diaspora Facility, 
ICMPD 
Antonio 
Querido 
Representative Uganda, 
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 
Antonio 
Querido 
Representative Uganda, 
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 
Romana 
Rajput 
County General Manager, 
Interswitch Kenya 
Romana 
Rajput 
County General Manager, 
Interswitch Kenya 
Dilip 
Ratha 
Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances and Head of Knomad, 
World Bank 
Dilip 
Ratha 
Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances and Head of Knomad, 
World Bank 
Yusuf 
Reja 
Chief Executive Officer, 
InfoMind Solutions PLC 
Yusuf 
Reja 
Chief Executive Officer, 
InfoMind Solutions PLC 
Kate 
Roze 
Director Mobile Money, 
AfriMoney 
Kate 
Roze 
Director Mobile Money, 
AfriMoney 
Quentin 
Rukingama 
Managing Partner, 
JBQ Africa 
Quentin 
Rukingama 
Managing Partner, 
JBQ Africa 
Masiiwa 
Rusare 
Integrity Team Lead, 
Cenfri 
Masiiwa 
Rusare 
Integrity Team Lead, 
Cenfri 
Elena 
Sahlin 
Regional programme Specialist, Embassy of Sweden in Kenya, 
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 
Elena 
Sahlin 
Regional programme Specialist, Embassy of Sweden in Kenya, 
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 
Ndumbeh 
Saho 
Technical Director, 
GK Partners 
Ndumbeh 
Saho 
Technical Director, 
GK Partners 
Khady 
Sakho Niang 
President of the Board, 
ADEPT 
Khady 
Sakho Niang 
President of the Board, 
ADEPT 
Amitabh 
Saxena 
Managing Director & Head of Product, 
Digital Disruptions 
Amitabh 
Saxena 
Managing Director & Head of Product, 
Digital Disruptions 
Malick 
Seck 
Managing Director Africa, 
RIA Financial Services 
Malick 
Seck 
Managing Director Africa, 
RIA Financial Services 
Dr Raymond 
Shazi 
Manager Financial Surveillance Department, 
South African Reserve Bank 
Dr Raymond 
Shazi 
Manager Financial Surveillance Department, 
South African Reserve Bank 
Paddy 
Siyanga Knudsen 
Vice President, 
Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism 
Paddy 
Siyanga Knudsen 
Vice President, 
Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism 
Lee 
Sorensen 
EU Support to Policy Dialogue on Investment Climate in Somalia, 
Lee Sorensen Consulting LLC 
Lee 
Sorensen