Promoting sovereign sustainable bond issuance in Africa

Promoting sovereign sustainable bond issuance in Africa

Virtual roundtable   Virtual   
  Thu 23 Jun 2022 12:00 - 16:00

In partnership with the African Development Bank (‘AfDB’), with the support of Moody’s and Société Générale, OMFIF is hosting a workshop to promote sovereign sustainable bond issuance in Africa. The objective of the workshop is to help emerging market sovereign issuers in Africa enter the green, social, and sustainable (GSS) bond markets. By bringing together key stakeholders from all sides of the GSS capital markets –  experienced DMOs, development banks, investors, ratings agencies, and intermediaries – it builds a firm foundation for debt management offices to prepare future issuance from emerging market sovereigns.

Key themes of discussion include:

  • Work needed for DMOS and treasuries to develop the required steps for issuance
  • How bond issuance fits with debt dynamics and management strategy
  • Designing frameworks, coordination with stakeholders and data collection
  • Developing supply to meet investor bond demand
  • Determining eligible projects for investment

12:00-16:00 (London)
07:00-11:00 (New York)
19:00-23:00 (Singapore)
13:00-17:00 (Cairo)
14:00-18:00 (Nairobi)


Hassatou N’Sele
African Development Bank
Ahmed Rashad-Attout
Capital Markets Development Division
African Development Bank
Eman Ahmed Abdelazim
Head of External Debt Issuance
Egyptian Ministry of Finance
Mahamadi Balima
Head of Sustainable Finance
Heidi Barends
Head of Sustainable Finance
Absa CIB
Arsène Dansou
Director General
Caisse Autonome d’Amortissement,
Debt Management Agency
Republic of Benin
John Espinosa
Head of Global Fixed Income Research & Portfolio Manager
Dick Labonte
Chief Debt Analyst
Ministry of Finance
Tobias Lindbergh
SVP & Head of Second Party Opinions (EMEA & APAC) – Sustainable Finance
Moody’s ESG Solutions
Aurélien Mali
VP & Senior Credit Officer – Sovereign Risk Group
Moody’s Investors Service
Jaime Sanz
Global Head of Sovereign Advisory
Société Générale
Markus Stix
Managing Director
Austrian Treasury
Simon Zadek
Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative
Joe Delvaux
Portfolio Manager
Emerging Markets

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Supported by:

This meeting will be conducted under the OMFIF Rules.

This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sovereign Debt Institute. The SDI brings together DMOs, supranational agencies, public investors and capital market banks to promote high-level strategic dialogue and co-operation to help sovereign borrowers meet the challenges they face. Please contact directly for membership details.

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