Annual Symposium Programme

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Theme: Escaping the Middle – Income Trap: A perspective from Namibia

Programme

Date:  Thursday, 19 September 2019 

Time:  07:15 - 13:00 

Venue: Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre


Order of Proceedings

Director of Ceremonies: Mr. Kazembire Zemburuka

07:15 – 08:15 Registration
08:15 – 08:30 Welcoming Address:
Mr. Ipumbu Shiimi, Governor, Bank of Namibia 
 
08:30 – 09:00 Keynote Address and official opening:
R.H. Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia
09:00 – 09:30 Is Namibia in a middle – income trap?
Ms Florette Nakusera, Director: Research & Financial Stability Department
09:30 – 10:00 Escaping the Middle – income trap: International Experiences
Dr. Mathew A. Verghis: Practice Manager - Macro Economics & Fiscal Management: World Bank
10:00 – 10:30 TEA BREAK
10:30 – 11:00
Notes on the Middle-Income Trap and how Namibia could avoid it
Dr. Jesus Felipe: Advisor - Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
11:00 – 12:45
Panel Discussion and the Way Forward: Moderator: Mr. I.K. Zemburuka
Speakers & Discussant:
Mr. Iipumbu Shiimi, Governor, Bank of Namibia
Ms Florette Nakusera, Bank of Namibia
Dr. Mathew A. Verghis, World Bank
Dr. Jesus Felipe, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dr. Omu Kakujaha-Matundu, University of Namibia
12:45 – 13:00 Vote of Thanks:
Mr. Ebson Uanguta, Deputy Governor, Bank of Namibia
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon


PROMOTING POLICY DIALOGUE SUPPORTIVE OF SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NAMIBIA



Annual Symposium Speakers 2019


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