Theme: Driving Digital Financial Inclusion in the Real Economy
Opening Ceremony
March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
March 17, 2023
7:45am - 8:45am
Sponsors breakfast meeting
Financial Inclusion Forum Africa + Telecom Chambers + Sponsors
7:30am - 9:00am
Arrival and Registration
All participants
9:00am -9:15am
Opening Remarks
Financial Inclusion Forum Africa & Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications
Brief Remarks
Main Sponsors & Partner Messages

Partner : Angela Wamola -Head of Sub-Saharan Africa GSMA

Andrew Takyi Appiah- CEO, Zeepay
Kwamina Asomaning - CEO, Stanbic Bank
Lee Maina - Chief Solution Architect and Head of Operation, Huawei FinTech Southern Africa Region Huawei
Judith Adumua-Bossman - MFS Manager, Vodafone Cash

Cultural Troupe
Leveraging Digitalization To Boost Africa's Real Economy
AfCFTA Secretary-General
Dr. Wamkele Mene
Driving a Digital and Financial Inclusion In Our Financial Ecosystem
Driving a digital and financial inclusion in our financial ecosystem:
Bank of Ghana
Governor of Bank of Ghana
[Dr. Ernest Addison]
Role of Digitization and Communication in a Growing Economy
Minister for Communication and Technology
[Hon. Ursula Owusu]
Keynote and Launch
Vice President of The Republic of Ghana
[Alhaji Dr. Mahammud Bawunia]
Future of Tech
Envisioning the Future of Tech for Development: New trends in technology – Spectrum, 5G. Serving the poor in Africa: Is there a business case?

Moderator: William Derban

Panel 1
Judith Adumua-Bossman– Vodafone Cash
Kofi Polley - Peoples Pension’s Trust
Obeng Ennin Ag. Lead, Innovation & Digital Economy - Mastercard Foundation
Arnold Kavaapour – STAC AI
Angela Wamola -Head of Sub-Saharan Africa GSMA

Role of DSF in AgricTech
The role of DFS in the Agriculture sector: How can digital services improve the lives of small holder farmers given the impact of climate change?

Bobbie Osei - Regulatory & Research Manager Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

Panel 2
Worlali Senyo – Farmerline
Catherine Krobo Edusei - CEO Eden Tree Ltd
Prof. Quist – Aphetsi Kester - Dean of FoCIS - Ghana Communication Technology University
Nicholas Nikoi - ADB Agric Desk
Chris Adjanyo -Monitoring and Evaluation - Hopeline Institute/MOJA

Role of Tech in Education
The role of technology in Education: Can digital solutions expand quality education to the masses?

Moderator- Richard Amuzu - EDUFIN (Opportunity International)

Panel 3
Kwame Owusu Boateng - Opportunity Savings and Loans
Aisha Akrofi - Prime Academy
Justice King Essiel-Ghana Private Schools Association
Kofi Asare - Director - Africa Education Watch

Presentation of Research Findings
Impact of E-Levy on the Ecosystem - Gaia Penterian, GSMA
Digitized Payments
Enhancing the role of digitized payments across Africa.

Moderator - Winfred Aboagye Kotin (Superfluids)

Panel 4
Archie Hesse - CEO GHIPPS
Shiabu Haruna- CEO - Mobile Money Ltd
Caroline Mbugua, HSC, Director of Public Policy - GSMA
Eric Nsarko Stanbic - Head Engineering Team - Stanbic Bank

Crystal Balling
Looking into the crystal ball: the future of Africa’s digital finance ecosystem

Moderator-Clara Arthur - UNCDF

Panel 5
Duke Lartey – Co-Founder SecondSTAX
Kwame Oppong - Head FINTECH & Innovation Office, Bank Of Ghana
Andrew Takyi-Appiah – CEO, Zeepay
Leo Skarlatos - CEO Airtel Tigo
Maabena Frimpomaa Brobbey -IT Consortioum

Stanbic Cocktail
Stanbic Cocktail & Networking Session
The Role of Governance in the Digital Financial Services
Workshop on the Role of Governance in the Digital Financial Services - To be delivered by the FINTECH & Innovation Office of BoG

Facilitator - Kwame Oppong - Head - Fintech & Innovation Office BoG

Optimal Pricing of Mobile Industry
This session aims to discuss the issue around optimal spectrum pricing and the right assignment processes, their impacts, as well as how governments have been addressing this important topic to enhance mobile services to every citizen around the world.

Presentation - Seyni Fati

Moderator - Samuel Bartels

Caroline Mbugua, HSC, Director of Public Policy - GSMA

Bridging the Gender Gap
Seat for Ladies in STEM – S4LIS – Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Jobs

Moderator - Mrs Clarissa Kudowor - Deputy Director - BoG

Ing. Louisa Sosu - MTN
Hafsha Ismail Adulum - Huawei Seeds for the Future beneficiary
Dr Lucy Agyepong Head of Engineering Department - Academic City College
Sybil Gregorio-De Souza - Head of Network Design Optimization, Africa - Ericson

Data Protection For the Digital Financial Industry
This is a Workshop on the Regulatory Requirements for Data Protection For the Digital
Financial Industry

Facilitator - Patricia Adusei- Poku -Executive Director DPC

WRC-23 and 5G
This session aims to discuss the issue around spectrum needs, roadmaps and the role of WRC-23 for a successful spectrum management to enhance mobile services and the future to every citizen around the world.

Presentation - Derek Ross Bateson – GSMA

Moderator - Ernest Osei-Poku -Vodafone

Edmund Fianko – Ag. Dir Engineering NCA & ITU Radio Regulatory Board
Derek Ross Bateson - Special Spectrum Advisor GSMA

Fund Raising for Technology
Fund Raising for Technology

Moderator - Saqib Nazir

Mansoor Hamayun CEO BBOX
Megan McCormick CEO OZE
Fadilah Tchoumba Secretary-General African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
Ato Bentil-Enchill-Director, Black Adam Africa Capital Management

Power Closing Session
This would be a fire chat with 3 Business Leaders who would help galvanize our energies and provide the inspiration we need to move into the world from MT4D23 and ensure that we return to MT4D24 with process towards impact.

Estelle Akofio-Sowah– West Africa Director, CSquared
Eli Hini – CEO - MoMo Payment Service Bank, Nigeria.
Christopher Lalusha Group CIO – Fidelity