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Date: 6 - 7 July 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: Online

Policy Dialogue on Raising and Managing Debt for post-COVID recovery

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The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing debt vulnerabilities as well as created new fiscal challenges for governments worldwide. Borrowing requirements will remain high, due to weaker economic recoveries and higher inflation expectations in developed countries. Debt levels in Africa are on an upward debt trajectory and soon debt service relative to tax revenues is to exceed 20 percent, potentially crowding other critical spending. To avoid further fiscal deterioration, the risks in the debt portfolios should be actively managed, to maintain and reduce costs.

Given the high debt levels, at the request of public debt managers, CABRI facilitated a Policy Dialogue which focused on the four most prominent risks currently experiencing by public debt managers in Africa:

  • Managing refinancing risks in a volatile and uncertain environment
  • Exploring innovative funding opportunities in 2021 and beyond
  • Improving investor relations and market communication during a crisis
  • Taking stock of recent sovereign debt restructurings and relief operations


Recording of Day 1 (This recording has not been edited.)

Recording of Day 2 (This recording has not been edited.)


Arsène M Dansou

Director General: Public Debt Management Agency, Ministry of Finance, Benin

Kenneth Mugambe

Director Budget, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda

Tshepiso Moahloli

Deputy Director-General: Asset and Liability Management, National Treasury, South Africa

Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Chief African Bond Markets and Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative, African Development Bank

Rodolphe Bance

Head of Quality, Innovation and Reforms, Department of Treasury, Burkina Faso

Adrien Diouf

Managing Director, AUT, Senegal

Mustapha Ait Lhaimair

Head of the Middle Office at the Domestic Debt Division, Ministry of Economy & Finance, Morocco 

Gregory Smith

Fund Manager, M&G Investments

Shakira Mustapha

Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Gabriel Buck

Managing Director, GKB Ventures LDT, London

Dick Labonte

Public Debt Management Office, Seychelles

Wanga Cibi

Acting Chief Director Asset and Liability Management division, South Africa

Stanislas Nkhata

Director of Debt Management Programme, MEFMI

Jill Dauchy

Manager Director, Potomac Group

Rajneesh Seeras

Legal Council, African Legal Support Facility, AfDB

Michael Doran

Partner at Baker McKenzie, London

Tapologo Motshubi

Head: Allan Gray Africa ex-SA, Allan Gray, South Africa

Dorivaldo Teixeira

Public Debt Management Unit, Ministry of Finance, Angola

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