Regional Dialogue on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Mar 21 2018 - 8:45am - Mar 22 2018 - 7:45pm
Kigali, Rwanda
Venue  KN 3 Road African Union Avenue-Remera
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Mar 21 2018 - 8:45am - Mar 22 2018 - 7:45pm

AFRODAD Regional Dialogue on Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa under the theme “Escalating the Role of Parliament and Civil Society in Curbing IFFs from Africa Promoting Increased Transparency of Decision Making on Tax and Financial Transparency.”



 

DAY ONE WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH, 2018

08:30-09:00

Arrival and Registration AFRODAD and CEPP

 

FACILITATOR: ALEXIS FLORIS NKURUNZIZA, CEPP

0900: 09:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks
The purpose, structure ,objectives and expectations from the Conference - Dr Fanwell Kenala

Bokosi, Executive Director , AFRODAD
Welcome Address - Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

09:30 -09:50

Session1: Curbing IFFs in Africa
IFFs and Development, role and efforts of AFRODAD in curbing IFFs from Africa Emmanuella

Matare, Policy Analyst, AFRODAD. Plenary Discussion (10minutes)

10:00-10:20

Tax Justice Governance and IFFs - Jared Maranga - Policy Lead - Tax and Investment, Tax Justice Network Africa.

Plenary Discussion (10minutes)

10:30 -11:00

Group Picture and Health Break

 

FACILITATOR: ALEXIS FLORIS NKURUNZIZA, CEPP

11:00-11:45

Session 2: MPs work and experiences on IFFs

Panelists

Current position and progress of The African Parliamentary Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax - Honourable Sakwa Bunyasi, Parliament of Kenya, The African Parliamentary Network on



 

Illicit Financial Flows and Tax.

Honorable Juvenal Nkusi, Chairperson - Public Accounts Committee, National Parliament of Rwanda

Honourable Peter Serukamba, National Parliament of Tanzania Plenary Discussion (15 minutes)

1200 12:20

Session 3: Work of Inter-governmental organisations on IFFs

Review of the domestication of AMV in member states as a tool to curb IFFs from the extractive sector, role and support provided by the AMDC Dr Kojo Busia, Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC).

Plenary Discussion (10minutes)

12:30 12: 50

Outcome of the 2017 Regional Anglophone/Lusophone (English/ Portuguese speaking African EITI countries) Peer Learning workshops Mr. Marriot Nyangu, Energy and Mining Public Policy Specialist

Plenary discussion (10 minutes)

13:00-14:00

LUNCH

 

FACILITATOR: EMMANUELLA MATARE, AFRODAD

14:00-14:20 14:20-14:40

Session 4: Work of Inter-governmental organisations on IFFs
Africa’s capacity to curb illicit financial flows, challenges and opportunities – Mr Frejus Thoto,

Knowledge Expert, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

Work of Transparency International Rwanda on curbing IFFs - Madam Ingabire Immaculle Chairperson, Transparency International Rwanda

Plenary Discussion (20 minutes)

15:00:15:15

Health Break

 

FACILITATOR: FIDÉLITE NSHIMIYIMANA, AFRODAD

15:15 -16:00

Session 5: Sharing Global Initiatives on combating Illicit Financial Flows Panelists

Tove Maria Ryding, Policy and Advocacy Manager- Tax Justice, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)

Rodolfo Bejarano, Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights (LATINDADD) Mae Buenaventura, Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JS

APMDD)
Plenary Discussion (15 minutes)

END OF DAY ONE

 



 

DAY TWO THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 2018

 

FACILITATOR: MR FAUSTIN VUNINGOMA , CEPP

09:00-9:30

Session 6: Link Between Human Rights and IFFs Presenters:

The Human Rights Impact of and Human Rights-Based Solutions to IFFs From Africa- Asha Ramgobin, Executive Director, Human Rights Development Initiative

Mr Okeke Anya, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center Nigeria /CISLAC Plenary Discussion (20 minutes)

09:50 -10:10

Session 7: Gender and IFFs

What are the Gender Dimensions of IFFs?: Strengthening African Women's Engagement and Contribution- Imungu Kalevera, African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Plenary Discussion (20 minutes)

10:30 -11:00

Health Break

 

FACILITATOR: TOVE MARIA RYDING, EURODAD

11:00-11:20

Session 8: Campaigns on Curbing IFFs and Tax Justice in Africa
Stop the Bleeding Campaign in Rwanda Cyrus Munyaburanga Nkusi,

Governance for Africa Chief Executive officer

(Plenary Discussion (10 minutes)

11:30 11:50

Make it happen, Faith in Action for Tax Justice - Moreblessings Chidaushe, Programmes Manager/Resource Governance Policy Advisor - Norwegian Church Aid, Southern Africa NCA (Plenary Discussion (10 minutes)

 

FACILITATOR: EMMANUELLA MATARE, AFRODAD

12:00-12:20

Session 9: Theological Reflections
Faith based organisations and their role in combating IFFs - Rev. Dr. Felicidade Naume

Chirinda, Faith Leader Plenary Discussion (10 minutes)

12:30-12:50

Session 9:Closing Session

Conference outcomes and action plan strategies
Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, PhD- AFRODAD Executive Director

12:50-13:00

Vote of Thanks Fidélite Nshimiyimana, AFRODAD; Alexis Floris Nkurunziza, CEPP

13:00 -14:00

Lunch and Departure