PROPOSED TOPIC: Understanding the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) approach to privacy in the African context.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. IFC has invested more than $60 billion in African businesses and financial institutions, with a current portfolio exceeding $12 billion. IFC is also a leading provider of advice to promote a sustainable private sector and mobilize capital from other investors who invest alongside IFC in critical sectors for Africa’s future. Consistent with the theme of this year’s Privacy Symposium, this includes a significant investment in Africa’s digital transformation, from mobile money applications to the expansion of broadband connectivity.
The IFC Data Privacy Office, led by its Chief Data Privacy Officer, has the mandate to establish and maintain the privacy posture and risk appetite for IFC and advises IFC business teams on privacy issues that arise in the exchange of personal data with clients, partners and vendors in Africa and across the globe.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS GAIN FROM ATTENDING THIS SESSION?
Attending the session, participants will:
i) Learn about IFC’s approach to privacy in the African context.
ii) Understand the main challenges the IFC Data Privacy Office encounters when working with African clients, partners and vendors.
iii) Participate in a discussion on the importance of privacy and personal data protection to sustainable private sector growth in Africa.
In-person session with 1 guest speaker and moderator
Date:Wednesday 8th November, 2023
Time: TDB (typically 1 hour)
Location: Caudan Art Centre (La’ scala Hall)