DAY 1: 15 November 2007 | DAY 2: 16 November 2007 | DAY 3: 17 November 2007

Thursday 15 November 2007

08:00-09:00 amRegistration of participants
09:00-09:40 am

Opening remarks (CR2)

Master of Ceremony : Ambassador Peter Robleh, ECA

  • Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

  • Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

  • William Lyakurwa, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

  • H.E. Mekonnen Manyazewal, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia

09:40-10:00 amTea/Coffee Break
10:00-11:30 am

1st Plenary Session Panels (CR2)

Chair: Louis Kasekende, African Development Bank

General Discussion

11:30 am-01:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session A1: Gender inequality (CR2)

Chair: Augustin K. Fosu, Deputy Director, United Nations University

1. Gender Inequality and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and Arab Countries
Presenter: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, University of Northern Florida/University of Boston, United States and Mark McGilllivray , WIDER, United Nations University

2. Gender Earnings Differentials and Power: Some African Evidence Presenter: Tayo Fabusuyi , Oxford University, UK

Session A2: Trade negotiations and aid for trade (CR5)

Chair: Musa Makin Kabbashi, Deputy Director, Ministry of Finance & National Economy, Sudan

1.  Aid for Trade - Prospects for Enhancing African Trade Capacity Presenter: Stephen Adegoke Olanrewaju , African Development Bank

2. L'aide au commerce dans les pays en développement : des articulations complexes pour une efficacité réelle
Presenter: Marilyne Huchet-Bourdon , University of Rennes, France, Anna Lipchitz , French Agency of Development, and Audrey Rousson , French Agency of Development

Session A3: Micro-Finance (CR6)

Chair: Montserrat Afang Ando, Secretary of State for Taxes and State Heritage, Ministry of Finance and Budget, Guinea Equatorial

1. Importance de la microfinance dans le financement des microentreprises au Togo
Presenter: Kodjo Abalo , Lome University, Togo

2. Outreach and Financial Performance Analysis of Microfinance Institutions in Ethiopia
Presenter: Befekadu Behute Kereta , National Bank, Ethiopia

Session A4: Monetary and Financial Regulation (LBR)

Chair: Boty Bi Zoro Eugène, Director, BCEAO Country Office, Ivory Coast

1. Mesure de la Performance des Banques dans les Pays en Développement : Le Cas de l'UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Afr
Presenter: Sandrine Kablan , Paris X University, France

2. Réformes Financières et Rentabilité du Système Bancaire des Etats de la CEMAC
Presenter: Luc Nembot Ndeffo and Paul Ningaye , Dschang University, Cameroon

Session A5: Africa and Asia Competitiveness (ML)

Chair: Neil Cole, Chief Director, Africa Programmes,South Africa.

1. Africa's Business and Development Relationship with China: Seeking Moral and Capital Values of the Last Economic Frontier
Presenter: Lawal Marafa , Chinese University of Hong Kong

2. Is that a Dragon or Elephant on your Ladder: The Potential Impact of China and India on Export Led Growth in African Countries?
Presenter: Mwangi Wa Githinji , University of Massachusetts, United States

01:00 -02:30 pmLunch
02:30-04:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session B1: Gender inequality (CR2)

Chair: Joseph Ntirandekura, Technical Adviser, Cabinet of the Ministry of Finance, Burundi

1.  Des inégalités de genre à l'indice de qualité de vie des femmes
Presenter: Valérie Bérenger , University of Nice, France, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane , African Development Bank

2. Promoting Women's economic empowerment in Africa
Presenter: Dejene Yeshiareg , African Development Bank

Session B2: Micro-Finance (CR5)

Chair: T.W. Oshikoya, Director, African Development Bank.

1. Social Performance Evaluation of Microfinance Institutions in Mozambique
Presenter: Jose Augusto Tom Pisco , Central Bank of Mozambique / ISCTE Business School, Portugal and Joao Ferreira Dias, ISCTE Business School, Portugal

2. Factors influencing the financial sustainability of selected microfinance institutions in Namibia
Presenter: Jonathan Adongo and Christoph Stork , NEPRU, Namibia

Session B3: Monetary and Financial Regulation (CR6)

Chair: Bela Lazare, Director of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cameroon

1. Effects of Financial Integration on Financial Development and Economic Performance of the SACU Countries
Presenter: Aziakpono Jesse Meshach , Rhodes University, South Africa

2. Fuite des capitaux, épargne et investissement en Zone Franc Africaine : Une approche économétrique par les données de panel
Presenter: Ameth Saloum Ndiaye , University of Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar

Session B4: Financing Issues (LBR)

Chair: Tarnue Mawolo, Deputy Minister of Administration, Ministry of Finance, Liberia

1.  Détection de l'occurrence d'une situation de surendettement dans le cadre des PPTE africains : Quelle position pour la Chine ?
Presenter: Isabelle Cristiani-d'Ornano , Ahmed Ksaier , University of Nice, France, and Jean-Etienne Carlotti , University of Paris XI, France

2.  Financing African Agriculture Challenges and Prospects
Presenter: W. Odhiambo , African Development Bank

Session B5: Trade Issues (ML)

Chair: Hans Aglae, Special Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Trade, Seychelles

1. Preparing African Countries to benefit from Continuous International Trade Negotiations and Complex Agreements
Presenter: Bonapas Onguglo, Aime Murigande and Emily Nburu , UNCTAD

2. Examining the level, mix and deficiencies in skills-upgrading among South African manufacturing enterprises;
Presenter:Wise Mainga , University of South Africa, Graduate School
of Business Leadership, South Africa

04:30-06:00 pmReception (Exhibition Area)