5th East African Banking and Microfinance Forum – Emerging Markets & Digital Technology
Day Two: Expanding trade finance solutions in emerging markets – The role of digital technology
The panel interrogated and discussed the impact of these emerging technologies on improving trade finance, in addition to lessons learned during the last two years and highlighted how strengthening trade finance is a beneficial risk mitigation mechanism considering inflationary pressure ang global economic shocks.
Prof. Andreas Klasen, Offenburg University & Director, Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI)
Isabelle Lessedjina, Senior Vice President, TCX Fund
Rennie Kariuki, Africa Trade Insurance Agency
John Esther, Coverage Executive, TDB
Abdi Fekede Berkessa, Director, Digital Products and Services, COOP Bank of Oromia
The 5th East African Banking and Microfinance Forum hosted by the Trade and Development Bank (TDB) in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) was held on 8-9 December 2022 under the theme, ‘Financing for Sustainable Development: A Response to the Challenges of Climate Change’.