Researchers from the financial services sector in Kenya will from Wednesday present papers highlighting the emerging opportunities that can be harnessed by the industry to support the economic recovery amid the adverse effects of pandemic across the economy.
Thethree-day forum will be opened by Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor Mrs. Sheila M’Mbijjewe and is scheduled to run from 22nd September to Friday 24th September.
Attendees of the 10th Annual Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Research Conference include bankers, researchers, financial sector players, policy makers as well as academia.
To Book your slot, register via; https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbrU-x8GTq2aV869pKGpEg
Under the theme ‘’Banking Beyond Covid-19: Risk Assessment, Balance Sheet Adjustments and Exploring Options and Pathways to a Strong and Sustainable Economic Recovery“, the conference will feature nine presentations focused on examining ways in which the COVID19 pandemic has altered traditional risk assessment as well as bank balance sheet adjustments, triggered by heightened uncertainty as a result of the pandemic-led economic disruption.
According to the CEO of the Kenya Bankers Association Dr. Habil Olaka, the conference will provide a forum to discuss the short, medium, and longer-term effects of the pandemic on the economy at both aggregate and sectoral levels.
‘’The forum will aim to enrich understanding of the real economy and financial sector interactions, risk assessment and its mitigation in an environment of extreme uncertainty associated with the pandemic, and a review of the economic policy and banking sector response to the effects of the pandemic,’’ he noted.
This year, the conference will feature authors from KBA’s Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy®, Financial
Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA), Strathmore University, Embu University, NCBA Bank and the Central Bank of Kenya.