ACCA hosts third Africa Members’ Conference

BY: Business Desk

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be hosting its third Africa Members Convention (AMC) from 14th to 16th December 2021.

The theme for this year’s conference will be held virtually is ‘Repositioning the profession in Africa to drive and support economic recovery, sustainability, and social governance’.

The theme has a forward-looking agenda aimed at helping the profession across Africa and globally build and sustain resilience in a still challenging environment due to COVID-19 and the climate crisis.

In shaping the future of the profession, over 6,000 ACCA members in Africa have been invited, alongside key decision and policy makers across economies who will be engaged during the AMC, in order to drive actionable changes.

Day one will focus on the role of African accountants at the heart of the continent’s route to recovery; day two will examine the role of digitalisation on the profession, and day three will focus on accountants and their role in policy development in Africa and on the global stage too.

Commenting on the conference, Director of ACCA Africa, Mr Jamil Ampomah, said “we have chosen a broad theme that brings together the issues which confront finance professionals and business leaders every day of their lives. Our theme also builds on the work at our first two Africa Member Conventions. In Ethiopia in 2017 we addressed the impact of socio-economic trends on the future of finance and business in Africa, and in Rwanda in 2019 we explored the evolution of finance as Africa thrives amid disruption.’

‘We believe that this event will help the accountancy profession and its stakeholders deal with the challenges and opportunities ahead for 2022, supporting them to understand the new and emerging environment in which it works,” he added.

Key speakers at the conference include: ACCA President, Ms Orla Collins; Chair of the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership, Dr Ndidi Edozien; Partner EY, Mauritius, Mr Shailen Ramgoolam; and CEO of Institute Sustainability Africa, Mr Rodney Ndamba.

The rest are President of the Africa Emerging Tech Hub, Dr Bhavish Jugurnath; CEO, Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda, Mr Amin Miramago; CEO of Pan African Federation of Accountants -PAFA, South Africa, Ms Alta Prinsloo; President of Human Capital Áfric, Dr Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili; and CEO of Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kenya (ICPAK), Mr Edwin Makori.