Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: Journey Towards a Single African Currency: Challenges, Prospects and Way Forward

Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series

June 29th, 2022

Title: Journey towards a single African currency; challenges, prospects and way forward

Date: July 2, 2022

Time: 15:00 WAT (Abuja)/ 17:00 EAT (Nairobi)/ 16:00 SAST (Jo’Burg)

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Lecturer: Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Egbuna

Bio: Dr. Egbuna recently retired as Director General of the West African Monetary Institute where she was on Secondment from the Central Bank of Nigeria. She is an astute economist with over three decades of strategic and focused leadership in central banking, economic research, monetary policy formulation and financial/economic integration in the West African sub region. She possesses vast knowledge of the economies of West Africa with a track record of implementing innovative solutions that yielded sustainable economic growth and development across the sub-region. Her accomplishments include the facilitation of the Afrieximbank sponsored “Linkage of Payment System” infrastructure in the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), which will enable trade within the member states to quote and trade within the region in their local currencies. She is an author of several books and academic papers as well as a life member of the Nigerian Economic Society and fellow of the Nigerian Statistical Association amongst others.

Discussant: John Nyanje

Bio: Nyanje is an International lawyer trained in Kenya and Switzerland and admitted to the bar in Kenya. Nyanje holds an LLM in International Dispute Settlement from the MIDS (universities of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of Geneva). Nyanje also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Africa Nazarene University and a post doctorate diploma from the Kenya school of law which entitles him as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Nyanje has keen interests both in academia and legal practise in wider areas of International law inter alia including Commercial and Investment arbitration law, Public International Law, Inter-state Dispute Settlement, Technology and cross border financial law, Law of the Sea, WTO law, General Trade law, Fresh water resources and Sustainable development law. Nyanje is currently a doctoral research fellow for the Multiplicity Cluster of Excellence on a project where he researches on the role of African Regional Courts in promoting regional integration in Africa.