Event Start:
21 Feb 2024 07:00 AM
Event End:
21 Feb 2024 10:30 AM
Location:
Nairobi, Kenya
Event Summary:

IPFA East Africa
The Local Currency Imperative


African’s infrastructure financing needs and financing gaps remain in the billions. The financing available for infrastructure tends to be in foreign currency which exposes projects to significant volatility as currencies fluctuate. With rising global interest rates in 2023, African currencies took a beating with significant depreciations which increased the cost of servicing debts, diverting resources from crucial investments and in some cases sending projects hurtling into debt distress. 

Join us to hear industry experts delve into ‘The Local Currency Imperative’. They will share their insights and strategies to overcome the hurdles and unlock the immense potential and benefits of local currency financing for Africa’s infrastructure revolution.


Panel 1 Speakers 

- Edgar Wamalwa, Associate Director, KPMG (Moderator)
- Geofrey Mwaura, Head of Credit, Kenya Mortgage Refinance Corporation
- Ngatia Kirungie, Head Secretariat, Kenya Pension Funds Investment Consortium
- Stella Mutai, Head of Mortgage Business, HFC
- Daniel Odongo, Director, ABSA

Panel 2 Speakers
- Robert Bunyi, Energy Sector Specialist (Moderator)
- Adam Fitzwilliam, Director, CAMCO
- Beatrice Muthoni, Business Development Manager, PIDG - InfraCo Africa
- Chris Olobo, CEO, Dhamana Guarantee Company
- Mphokolo Makara, Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Standard Bank


Event Details

Registration & networking: 7:00am
Discussion begins: 7:30am
Networking: 10:00am

Format: Two panel discussions, followed by a networking reception

Venue: KPMG Offices, ABC Towers ABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosts

Organisation:
KPMG

Fees

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IPFA Member
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Public Sector
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