Day 1

07:45 – 08:30

Coffee & Registration

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome Remarks

Master of ceremony: Henry Bonsu, Broadcaster & Master of Ceremonies

08:35 – 08:40

Welcome speech

CEO, AfrAsia Bank

08:40 – 08:45

Executive Director, Group CEO – IBL Ltd

08:45 – 08:50

UN Resident Coordinator’s Message

08:50 – 08:55

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade - TBC

08:55 – 09:10

Continental Breakfast on the terrace

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Climate finance: Investor community making climate finance mainstream

Multilateral climate funds have helped countries begin to confront the challenges that climate change poses for development. They have largely channelled finance to the places where emissions are significant and growing fast, and vulnerability to climate change is substantial. Nevertheless, their modest financial capitalization has constrained what they can directly achieve.


12:45 – 13:45


13:45 – 15:15

Case Studies on Supply Chain: Starting at the Source

Currency management has become an increasingly important issue for many organizations as they become more dependent on purchasing goods and services on a global basis. Food security and environmental sustainability are both key policy goals in the contemporary global arena, but there is no necessary congruity between them. The key question to be addressed here is what can be done to ensure sustainability across value chains, especially when these chains cut across national boundaries.



15:15 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Social Programs: Collaborative and Innovative Solutions leading to Sustainable Communities, Education Quality and Gender Equality

How can the development goals be achieved? What are the measures that can be used to expand the knowledge of municipalities and local communities on the integration of activities related to Education for Sustainable Development, strengthening lifelong learning opportunities and promoting collaboration between local participants from different sectors? How can global actors ensure attention to gender equality—an issue that is too often overlooked, despite considerable evidence of the connection between women’s progress and development?



18:00 – 18:30

Launching of the advisory committee, with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office for Mauritius & Seychelles

18:30 – 22:00

Cocktail Diner followed by live entertainment