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									                      TENTATIVE PROGRAMME
       WEST AFRICA ENGLISH SPEAKING SUB REGIONAL WORKSHOP
        Theme: “Integrating Financial Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies”
                             Hosting Institution: First Bank of Nigeria
                                Date: 13th – 15th September 2005
                                      Venue: Abuja, Nigeria
         DATES                                                  ACTIVITIES
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12 September 2005          Arrival of participants
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12 September 2005          Policy Advisory Group Meeting
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                                 DAY ONE: 13         SEPTEMBER 2005
OPENING CEREMONY
08:00 – 08:30               Registration of participants
08:30 – 09:30               Speeches
                                 Introductory Remarks by Secretary General of AFRACA
                                 Remarks by Managing Director/Chief Executive First Bank of Nigeria
                                 Welcome/Opening speech by Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
09:30                       TEA/COFFEE BREAKS/PHOTO SESSION
MORNING SESSION             CHAIRPERSON: DEPUTY GOVERNOR BANK OF SIERRA LEONE
10:30 – 11:00               Presentation of the country experience of Nigeria on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies” Central Bank of Nigeria.
11:00 – 12:30               Presentation of the country experience of Liberia on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies” Central Bank of Liberia.
12:30 – 13:30               Discussions
13:30 – 14:30               LUNCH BREAK
AFTERNOON SESSION           CHAIRPERSON: DEPUTY GOVERNOR BANK OF LIBERIA
14:30 – 15:30               Presentation of the country experience of Sierra Leone on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies” Bank of Sierra Leone.
15:30 – 16:30               Presentation of the country experience of Tanzania on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies” National Microfinance Bank.
16:30 – 17:00               TEA/COFFEE BREAK
17:00 – 18:00               Discussions
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                                 DAY TWO: 14         SEPTEMBER 2005

MORNING SESSION             CHAIRPERSON: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
09:00 – 10:30               Presentation on ECOWAS Poverty Reduction Strategies.
10:30 – 11:00               TEA BREAK
11:00 – 12:30               Presentation of the country experience of Ghana on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies”: Bank of Ghana.
12:30 – 13:00               Presentation of the country experience of The Gambia on “Integrating Financial
                            Services into Poverty Reduction Strategies” Central Bank of The Gambia.
                            Discussions
13:30 – 14:30               LUNCH BREAK
AFTERNOON SESSION           CHAIRPERSON: DEPUTY GOVERNOR BANK OF GHANA
14:30 – 15:30               Presentation of key issues from the workshop deliberations, Wrap up summary
                            and The Way Forward by Secretary General of AFRACA
16:30 – 17:30                    Closing Session Remarks by Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
                                 Vote of Thanks

                              DAY THREE: 15th SEPTEMBER 2005

09:00 –12.30                Site visit organized by: First Bank of Nigeria
12.30 – 14.00               Lunch
14:00                       Departure of Participants

								
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