Agenda

Agenda

Time

Topic

Facilitator/Speaker

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

Master of Ceremony – Bank of Sierra Leone

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome Remarks

  • Deputy Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone  

 

9:10 – 9:30

Statements by:

  • Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Honourable Minister, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

Dr. Patrick Conteh

Governor-Bank of Sierra Leone

Honourable Momodu L. Kargbo

Minister of Finance & Development

9:30 – 9:45

Keynote Speech

  • Honourable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security

Honourable Prof. Monty Patrick Jones

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Food Security

9:45 – 10:00

Overview of Digital Financial Services for Smallholder Farmers in Sierra Leone – What is the opportunity? Objective:

  • Provide an overview of the country context of DFS for Smallholder Farmers in  Sierra Leone

 

Tenzin Keyzom Ngodup

UNCDF

 

Momodu Sesay

Apex Bank

10:00 – 10:20

Overview of the Digital Payments Ecosystem In Sierra Leone

Overview of Digital Payments Ecosystem in SL

Bank of Sierra Leone

 

10:20 – 10:50

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

10:50 – 11:30

Global Agriculture Payments Landscape

Objective:

  • Lessons & Best Practices from other countries
  • Small groups exercise on identifying lessons from selected case studies.

MM4P/Alliance

11:30-12:15

Voices from the Field

Objective:

  • Hear from Farmers Groups one from each Province (4) on some of the challenges.

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Food Security/APEX Bank

12:15-1300

Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture-How Digital Payments can help

 

Objectives:

  • Break out Group discussion- identify the key barriers to SF sustainable agriculture in Sierra Leone
  • Explore how digital payments can assist in addressing the identified barriers

 

 

Alliance/MM4P

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

1400-14:30

Continue Group work on barriers & Digital Payments Solutions

Alliance/MM4P

1430-1500

Presentation of outcomes from Group activity

Alliance/MM4P

1500-1600

Role of Key Stakeholders in Agriculture Digital Payments

Objective:

  • Discuss the roles of each key stakeholder in view of the identified barriers & proposed solutions.

Breakout Group discussion

  • Explore the role of Key Stakeholders:
    • Role of National Government,  MoFED, MoAFFS, & BSL
  • Explore Role of Development Partners & the Private Sector

Alliance/MM4P

4:00 – 4:30

Presentation of the Outcomes from the group discussions

 

4:30 – 4:55

Smallholder Digital Payments Strategy- Way Forward.

  • Framework of an Agriculture Digital Payments Strategy

Tenzin Ngodup

UNCDF

 

 

4:55 – 5:00

Thanks