DDD5 Kenya

Written by ADEPT

8 July 2016


ADEPT’s Fifth Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD5) took place in Nairobi, Kenya and was organised in partnership with Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Africa Institute of Remittances. DDD5 focused on ‘Action needed to reduce remittance costs in Africa’.

This in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals target 10.C, which aims to reduce to less than 3% the transaction costs of migrants remittances.

The dialogue brought together diaspora organizations, governments, civil society, private sector and other development stakeholders.

The DDD5 participants agreed on a joint declaration: the Nairobi Action Plan on Remittances as a framework into the joint work needed to reach that target by 2020.

Click here for DDD5 Programme


Speakers included:

Governments and Central Banks:

  • Washington Oloo – Director of Diaspora & Consular Affairs, MFA, Government of Kenya
  • Aminata Coulibaly – Chief of Staff Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Living Abroad, Republic of Cote D’Ivoire
  • Maimouna Gueye – Principal Financial Inclusion Expert, African Development Bank
  • Mark Lesiit–Director of Banking Services, Central Bank of Kenya

Money Transfer Companies:

  • Ahmed Elmi – Marketing Director, Dahabshiil
  • Erick Njuguna – Regional Manager of East Africa, MoneyGram International
  • Alix Murphy – Senior Analyst, WorldRemit
  • Vincent Aberi – Head of Diaspora Banking, Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Elizabeth Rossiello – CEO & Co-Founder, BitPESA

Remittance Experts:

  • Dilip Ratha – Lead Economist at World Bank
  • Amadou Cisse – Interim Director of African Institute for Remittances, African Union
  • Gibril Faal – Interim Director of ADEPT and founder of RemitAid™



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