Agenda as of the 14th April 2008 Agenda

Tanzania Diaspora Investment and Skills Forum 18th April 2008

The Savoy Place, Strand, London United Kingdom


08.00am - 09.00am Registration
Welcome & introduction
09.30am - 10.15am
  • National Anthem – led by Hon Martha Mlata, MP Special Seats
  • Session Chair: Mr. Mohan Kaul; Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC)
  • Introduction of Mr. Abubakar Faraji Chairman Tanzania Association Dr Banjoko; Director AfricaRecruit
  • Introductory remarks outlining the purpose and expectation of the conference Mr. Abubakar Faraji; Chairman Tanzania Association
  • Welcome remarks Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar High Commissioner; Tanzania High Commission United Kingdom
  • Keynote address: H.E. Dr Ali Mohamed Shein -Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vote of thanks.Mr. Ali Abdalla; Chairman, Zanzibar Welfare Association (ZAWA)
10.15am–10.45am Coffee/Tea Break/Photo opportunity with speakers, Diaspora Leadership and sponsors.
Industry Opportunities and Challenges for Diaspora Skills Engagement
10.45am - 11.45pm
  • Session Chair: John Lusingu
  • Mr. Fred Mwita, Head of Human Resources and Administration; Zantel Ltd.
  • Jonathan A. Sutton, Managing Director, Radar Recruitment.
  • Ms. Sarah Grice, Head of Human Resources for UK & Europe; Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dr Mwitondi, Kassim Said- Remittances
  • Questions and Answers
Investment Climate for the Diaspora
11.45pm – 12.45pm
  • Session Chair: Sauda Kilumanga
  • Self Employment Opportunities for the Diaspora
    Omari Issa; Chief Executive Officer, Investment Climate Facility for Africa.
  • Role of the Stock Exchange and opportunities for Diaspora investors
    Mr. Jonathan Njau; CEO Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
  • Establishing a business in Tanzania
    Mr. William Chiume; Director of Investment, Tanzania Investment Centre
  • Opportunities for Diaspora residential developments
    Martin Madekwe; Managing Director, National Housing Corporation Tanzania
  • Questions and Answers
12.45pm - 1.45pm Lunch Break – Video presentation by Zantel Ltd
Role of Financial Institutions in Facilitating Effective Diaspora Remittances
1.45pm - 2.45pm
  • Session Chair: Tido Mhando
  • Developing Diaspora-friendly financial products
    Prof. Benno Ndulu; Governor, Bank of Tanzania (BOT)
  • Selling Mortgage Products
    Mr. Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu; Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania Ltd.
  • The CRDB Tanzanite Account
    Tully Esther Mwambapa; Director of Marketing Research, CRDB Bank
  • Advice on the range of products and services available to facilitate Diaspora investment and remittances. Mr Mwinda Kuila: Postal Bank Tanzania/Western Union
  • Questions and Answers
Break out Workshops
2.45pm - 3.45pm
  • The Role of the financial sector in mobilising greater investment and remittances
    Resource organisations: Commercial Bank, CRDB, Postal Bank
  • Real estate - an option for investment highlighting land ownership issues
    Resource organisation: National Housing Corporation Tanzania
  • Setting up Business – challenges and opportunities covering employment law, profit repatriation and regulatory frameworks
    Resource organisation: Tanzania Investment Centre
  • Stock Market - an overview of listed companies and their individual performances – overview of investment for the Diaspora
    Resource organisation: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
  • Skills Opportunities for the Diaspora
    Resource organisations: Zantel, Radar Recruitment and Tigo
  • Workshops will provide the opportunity for delegates to explore the earlier session in more detail.
3.45pm – 4.15pm Feedback from the break out groups
Session Chair: Dr Banjoko Director AfricaRecruit
4.15pm – 4.30pm Closing Remarks
Mwanaidi Sinare; Tanzania High Commission United Kingdom

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