Relive REGMIFA’s 10 years of impact – online event

On 4 March 2021, we celebrated REGMIFA’s 10th anniversary with REGMIFA’s 10 years of impact, a festive online show with discussions, reflections and music. During the event, we reviewed the achievements of the past decade, discussed the current state of affairs and look ahead to the future, together with board representatives and partners. The show was hosted by Tania Habimana.
To access the replay, click here. You will find the agenda below or click here to download.
Where: Online event
When: Thursday 4 March 2021, 09:00 — 12:00 CET
Tania Habimana
09:00 – 10:00
Celebrating resilience
– Welcoming words by Laure Wessemius-Chibrac (Chairperson of REGMIFA Board)
– Address by Ms Ángeles Moreno Bau, Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation
– Looking back at REGMIFA’s achievements over the last 10 years, with former chairpersons of the REGMIFA Board: Wolfgang Kroh and Karl-Heinz Fleischhacker
– ‘REGMIFA 10 years of impact’, key takeaways by Safeya Zeitoun (Symbiotics)
– Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African entrepreneurs, with Laure Wessemius-Chibrac (Chairperson of REGMIFA Board), Ruurd Brouwer (TCX) and Neil Welman (Lulalend)

10:00 – 11:00
Challenges and successes of investing in Africa
– Address by Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, MdB, German Parliamentary State Secretary for Economic Cooperation and Development
– Partnering between private and public investors to finance SMEs in Africa, with Beatriz Morant Zacarés (Cofides), Arturo Benito (Impact Bridge) and Ronald Zeeman (ASN Bank)
– Challenges and successes in investing in Africa, with Duncan Frayne (Symbiotics)
– Development of microfinance in Africa, with Bernard Kivava (Juhudi Kilimo), Neil Welman (Lulalend) and Ruben Dieudonné (Baobab Côte d’Ivoire)

11:00 – 12:00
Future forward
– Address by Dr. Günther Bräunig, CEO, KfW
– The future of SMEs / Digital Business in Africa, with entrepreneur Sandra Abrokwa (Viamo)
– Testing your REGMIFA knowledge in a short quiz
– Looking ahead to REGMIFA’s strategy for the future, with Laure Wessemius-Chibrac (Chairperson of REGMIFA board) and Emmanuelle Javoy (Symbiotics)