• Nov. 1, Tuesday
  • 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Arrival and Check in to Hotels

      Arrival and check-in to hotels

      Registration of delegates commencing from 2pm up to 9pm

      All delegates are requested to register and get their respective conference materials.

      Venue: GICC Gaborone(venue of the Forum)

  • Nov. 2, Wednesday
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Board Meetings of WFDFI Members

    Venue: to be announced

  • Board Members
  • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Accompanying Persons Program

  • to be discussed with hosts

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Lunch

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Special Interest Sessions on Leadership

    “The Role of Leadership in Shaping the Future of DFIs” or “Leadership & the Challenge of Change for DFIs”

  • Speaker from African Development Bank or World Bank or IFC c/o AADFI
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • AADFI Executive Committee Meeting

    ADFIAP Board of Directors Meeting

    ALIDE Board Meeting

    ADFIMI Board Meeting

    The meetings will hold in separate meeting rooms at the GICC

  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Press Conference (Optional)

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Welcome Dinner

    All Delegates / Accompanying persons

    Venue: to be announced

    Attire: Business Attire/National Dress

  • All delegates / accompanying persons are invited to attend.
  • Nov. 3, Thursday
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Opening Ceremony

    Welcome Address

    Mr. Thabo P. Thamane

    Chief Executive Officer, CEDA Botswana

    Opening Remarks

    Mr. Patrick Dlamini

    AADFI Chairman & CEO, Dev. Bank of Southern Africa(DBSA)


    Mr. Arjun Fernando

    WFDFI & ADFIAP Chairman

    Keynote Address

    President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

    Inaugural Address

    Special Guest of Honour & Official of the Government of the Republic of Botswana

    Note: Group Photo to follow after Inaugural Address

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Session I: Innovative Banking & Finance for a Sustainable Future

    The sustainability challenge, i.e. embedding environmental, social, economic and governance aspects in the organization’s DNA is now increasingly recognized as the most critical success factor for the financial institutions worldwide. In these trying times and changes within our midst, e.g., increasing regulations, growing competitive pressures, widespread digitization, volatile market conditions and rising environmental and social concerns are reshaping financial industry’s landscape across continents, there is undoubtedly a need for stakeholders to come together, be creative and jointly address the sustainability challenge. This issue and more will be presented and discussed in this opening plenary.

    Discussions, Questions & Answers


    Mr. Arshad Rab

    CEO European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD), Germany

  • 11:30 am – 12:30m pm
  • Session II: DFIs and the Agenda for Development: Expanding possibilities

    To be relevant and sustainable, DFIs need to blaze trails in developing new áreas of business opportunties amidst a fast-changing environment. Each country though has different regulatory and legal frameworks as well as sets of development priorities. The panel will discuss their organization’s ‘feel’ of the future in their own context, what they foresee are the opportunities ahead and how will they undertake these to make them work.

    Discussions, Questions & Answers

    Session Moderator

    Suggested Panelists / Speakers (from ADFIAP)

    Representative from Development Bank of the Philippines (name to be provided later)

    Representative from Land Bank of the Philippines (name to be provided later)

    AADFI / ADFIMI / ALIDE nominees

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Lunch

  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Session III: Adapting to Changes in Financial Systems, Policies and Structures

    The role of national DFIs is ‘shaped’ by the policy, legal and regulatory regimes where they operate, particularly within the financial framework and systems which they are a part of. The panel will discuss what changes in the financial system, policies and/or structures have been happening in their own context, what challenges and opportunities they have confronted and managed, what is the current thrust of their organizations and what do they foresee their role will be in the immediate future.

    Discussions, Questions & Answers

    Session Chair

    Suggested Speakers: Speakers (from ADFIAP)

    Mr. Arjun Fernando

    Director and CEO, DFCC Bank

    Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur

    Export-Import Bank of India

    Mr. Mohammed Rafidz Ahmed Rasiddi

    CEO, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

    Mr. Hu Huaibang

    Chairman, China Development Bank

    Nominees for AADF / ADFIMI / ALIDE

  • 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Session IV: Adapting to Changes in Organizational and Institutional Frameworks

    At the same time that national DFIs are managing the external issues within their midst, they too have to manage their own internal situation. This panel will cover how different ‘models’ of DFIs today, among other, – policy bank, universal bank, SME bank and infrastructure bank – are coping in today’s dynamic environment, citing what peculiar changes in their own organizational frameworks and structures have they implemented, what were the challenges and how have they coped with these changes.

    Session Chair

    Suggested Speakers: Speakers (from ADFIAP)

    Ms. Fumiyo Harada

    General Manager, International Strategy & Cooperation Department, DBJ, Inc.

    Mr. Kishor Piraji Kharat

    Managing Director/CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd.

    Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji

    Chairman and Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India

    Mr. Ahmet Bucoglu

    General Manager Development Bank of Turkey and/or

    Mr. Sergey N. Gorkov

    Chairman, Vnesheconombank

    Nominees for AADF / ADFIMI / ALIDE

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Session V: Adapting to Changes in Technology

    The ‘disruption’ caused today by technology innovation is generally good for DFIs as this keeps them ‘on their toes’ in terms of developing and instituting systems and services to make their operations more efficient and adaptable to the current changes. The panel will cover what systems have they put in place in this regard to bolster risk management and operational efficiency as well as new service offerings such as electronic and mobile banking

    Session Chair

    Suggested Speakers: Speakers (from ADFIAP)

    Mr. Michael Denham

    President and Chief Executive Officer Business Development Bank of Canada

    Mr. Abdulaziz Mohammed Zahir Al-Hinai

    General Manager Oman Development Bank

    Mr. Dinesh Fernandopulle

    Chief Executive Officer, SYNAPSIS

    Mr. Rolando B. Victoria

    Executive Director, Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.

    Nominees for AADF / ADFIMI / ALIDE

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Session VI: CEO Panel

    DFIs Sustaining Relevance

    Relevance begins with the organization’s purpose and answering the ‘why’ questions of, “why do you do what you do, why do you exist and why you serve a higher cause”. National DFIs exist because of a purpose – to finance sustainable development in their respective countries. This panel will discuss the rationale of their existence in their own context, what challenges they encounter in serving their purpose and how they are coping under these circumstances. The panel will also share what strategic plans they have for their institutions to have an enduring relevance in their respective areas of operation.

  • Session Moderator

    CEO Panel of Speakers

    • Mr. Deve Toganivalu

      Chief Executive Officer
      Fiji Development Bank

    • Datuk Mohd Radzif bin Mohd Yunus

      Group Managing Director
      SME Development Bank Malaysia

    • Mr. Nanjid Munkhbat

      Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Mongolia

    • Nominees for AADF /ADFIMI /ALIDE

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Closing Dinner

  • All delegates/accompanying persons are invited to attend
  • Nov. 4, Friday
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Session VII: SDGs: Setting Agenda for DFIs on the implementation

  • Speaker: from SDG Center for Africa and other WFDFI members c/o AADFI
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Coffee / Tea Break

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Closing Ceremony

    Summary of Proceeding & Way forward

    Closing Remarks

    Closing remarks from ADFIAP, ALIDE & ADFIMI

    Closing Statements by Official of Government of Botswana

  • Moderator / Rapporteur
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Lunch

  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • City Tour & Visits

  • All delegates / accompanying persons are invited to attend.