INVITATION: Virtual Roundtable on Malabo Convention’s Implications for African Digital Financial Systems

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Continental Cyber Security Policymaking: Implications of the Entry into Force of the Malabo Convention for Digital Financial Systems in Africa.
Dear Colleague,

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Technology and International Affairs Program <> and the Technology, Finance and Commerce Research Group of the School of Law <>, University of Bradford, United Kingdom invite you to join us for a conversation on Continental Cyber Security Policymaking and the relevance of the African Union Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection (Malabo Convention) to Africa’s Digital Financial Ecosystems, as pertains to the cybersecurity and data protection opportunities and challenges faced by pan-continental operators offering digital financial services.

The virtual roundtable is part of a series within Carnegie’s CyberFI project <> that surfaces perspectives on cybersecurity, capacity building and digital financial inclusion in Africa. The project’s outputs aim to inform the international development community operating at the nexus of digital development and cybersecurity on the continent’s dynamism in the digital financial services sector, and the lessons it can offer the rest of the world with regards to cyber resilience.

Time: 10am ET/3pm BST/4pm CET/5pm EAT
Duration: 90 minutes
Registration link:

Nanjira Sambuli <> – Fellow, Technology and International Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo <> – Professor, School of Law, University of Bradford

Moctar Yedaly <> – Minister of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Modernization of the Administration, Government of Mauritania
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola <>– Chair, African Union Cyber Security Experts Group
David Satola <> – Associate General Counsel and Lead Counsel, Technology & Innovation, The World Bank
Laura Temesi <> – Head of Cyber Initiatives and Communication, Standard Chartered Bank
Olayinka David- West <> – Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School
Rosemary Koech- Kimwatu <> – Association of Fintechs in Kenya