'We're in This Together': Building Financial Resilience with Tax Justice and Strong Institutions.
Time & Location
About the Event
Join Capvine and the Stop the Bleeding Campaign (stopthebleedingafrica.org) on the 20th of June for discussions on how countries could leverage tax justice and public institutions to strengthen their finances.
Relevant questions include:
- How can tax justice contribute to the economic recovery of nations?
- What kind of tax policies should governments consider as they seek to rebuild their economies?
- What do resilient institutions have to offer in terms of progress? And how can we measure their collective impact?
Oluwabamise ‘Bamise’ Fatoke - Tax Consultant, KPMG Nigeria
Bamise Fatoke is an associate with the tax, regulatory and people services division at KPMG Nigeria (an international Big 4 Professional Services Firm). She works directly with the Deal Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions tax team. She works with various indigenous, international and multinational clients by providing tax opinions, tax structuring services, tax dispute resolution services, tax due diligence services, preparing/reviewing tax models and preparing/reviewing tax computations (Companies Income Tax (CIT), Personal Income Tax (PIT) and indirect tax (VAT and WHT) computations). She started her career at the commercial law firm, Perchstone and Greys as a junior associate within the corporate finance and securitisation team, where she also advised on employment and labour issues.
Wellington Jah - Technical Advisor, Tax Justice Network Africa, Nairobi Kenya
Wellington has experience working in a wide range of areas on economic development policies and economic justice with a focus on international taxation. With 9 years of experience working with the UNDP, USAID, Liberia Revenue Authority and now Tax Justice Network Africa, Wellington is an expert at strategic planning, project management, research and policy management.
Donald Deya - Chief Executive Officer at Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
Don is experienced in establishing and running national and international lawyers' associations and legal/ human rights organizations; in international law, international human rights law, international criminal law and the law of African international organizations, amongst others. Don is also a passionate activist for democracy, good governance, rule of law, human and peoples' rights, justice, equality and regional integration.
Tirivangani Mutazu - Development Policy Analyst, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Tirivangani Mutazu is an experienced Senior Policy Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. He has vast experience in International Development Policy issues spanning over 10 years, mainly in research, policy analysis, advocacy, project management, monitoring and evaluation. He is committed to socio-economic justice, human rights, governance, citizen participation, and poverty reduction and has written research on socio-economic issues, especially sovereign debt.
Luckystar Miyandazi - Postgraduate Taxation Student, University of Oxford
Luckystar Miyandazi is a professional, passionate about, and experienced in International Taxation and with expertise on Political Economy Analysis. Demonstrated, experience in leading successful tax justice campaigns, research, and advocacy initiatives in Africa, Europe and the USA. She is currently a postgraduate student of Taxation at the University of Oxford-Oxford, United Kingdom. In 2018, Luckystar was awarded a Field Court Tax Chambers Scholarship by the Oxford Law Faculty.
She will be speaking from the Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and IFF perspective and answering most questions regarding the policy changes countries can take.
Tobi Adesemowo - Tax Associate, SIAO Partners
Tobi is a Tax Associate at SIAO Partners Lagos, Nigeria. He is a member of the research and advisory team advising businesses and corporations on managing tax liabilities. Tobi is also the Operations Manager at Capvine.
Oyin Ola - Consultant, DAI Europe
Oyin currently works as an Associate Consultant at DAI Europe, a global management consultancy specialising in international development. She manages projects on resilience and response to crises for the U.K Department for International Development. She also manages projects within governance thematic areas for the FCO, Home Office, and United Nations Departments, these include Modern Slavery and Citizen Engagement.
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM - Opening remarks by Bukola Fadaini, Founder, the Capvine Network
2:05 PM - 2:10 PM - Donald Deya - Chief Executive Officer at Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM - Bamise Fatoke - Tax Consultant, KPMG Nigeria
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM - Wellington Jah - Technical Advisor, Tax Justice Network Africa, Nairobi Kenya
2:20 PM - 2:25 PM - Tirivangani Mutazu - Development Policy Analyst - African Forum and Network on Debt and
2:25 PM - 2:30 PM - Luckystar Miyandazi - Policy Officer in the African Institutions and Regional Dynamics Programme
PANEL ONE - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking at the Research, Development and Policy Landscape of Tax Justice
- Tirivangani Mutazu - Development Policy Analyst, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
- Bamise Fatoke - Tax Consultant, KPMG Nigeria
PANEL TWO - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Building Resilient Institutions with SDG 16
- Wellington Jah - Technical Advisor, Tax Justice Network Africa, Nairobi Kenya
- Donald Deya - Chief Executive Officer at Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
- Luckystar Miyandazi - Policy Officer in the African Institutions and Regional Dynamics Programme
Q&A - 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Conclusion - 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Event close - 4:00 PM
ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
The Capvine Network
The Capvine Network encourages young people from different ethnic and academic backgrounds to evaluate their approach to International Development and Social Impact. Our work as a social enterprise is focused on transforming these conversations into real opportunities where people at different levels and/or interests are invited to make a sustainable impact.
Follow the Capvine Network on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @wearecapvine. LinkedIn 'Capvine Network'.
The Stop the Bleeding Campaign
TrustAfrica, in partnership with like-minded organizations has developed a campaign to curb illicit financial flows out of Africa. The campaign is rooted in African experiences, driven by African agency and reinforced by global Africa solidarity linkages. The campaign broadens the conversation on illicit financial flows beyond specialist circles and seeks to mobilize ordinary people and grassroots social movements who are most affected by the problem in terms of lost economic benefits to be a key part of the voices for change.
Learn more at: stopthebleedingafrica.org. Twitter @StopIFF