Conference Program Agenda


(All times are EDT)

Monday, September 19, 2022

Day One 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration Opens


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Reception

Welcome Remarks



Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Day Two 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM



9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Pearl
ICGFM President

John Thissen
ICGFM Vice President, Programs

Aleksi Alesksishivili
ICGFM Vice President-Elect, Programs


9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote Address

Ed Olowo-Okere
Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, The World Bank Group


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel Discussion

Sustaining Development Investments through Strong PFM

Panelist: Jason Wynnycky
               Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation, USA

Panelist: Yohannes Abebe
               Practice Lead & Senior Director for Transport and Vertical Structures, Millennium Challenge Corporation, USA

Panelist: Kevin M. Barthel
               Land Administration and Tenure Specialist, Director, Land and Agricultural Economy, Millennium Challenge Corporation, USA

Moderator: Ron McMorran
                   DAI, ICGFM Board of Directors’ Member


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presentation Discussion

Lessons in PFM Resilience

Presenter: Matthew Olivier
                  Vice President, Revenue Marketing, FreeBalance, Canada

Moderator: Geoff Luiz
                  EY, ICGFM Treasurer

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Strengthening PFM Processes for Enhanced Public Investment Outcomes: Implications for Practitioners in the Post-COVID 19 Environment

Panelist: Timothy Robinson
               Principal Economist, Nathan Associates, USA

Panelist: Uzma Ashraf Barton
               Principal Associate, Nathan Associates, USA

Panelist: Adam Kadir 
               Associate, Nathan Associates, USA

Moderator: Tia Elise Raappana
                   Senior Public Sector Specialist, PEFA Secretariat, Washington DC/USA


2:00 PM – 2:15 PM



2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Presentation Discussion

Subnational Domestic Revenue Mobilization - SEE Region Best Practices and The Way Forward

Presenter: Mariana Moneva 
                  DT Global, SRMA Project

Moderator: Parag Shiswawala
                  DT Global, ICGFM Vice President, Membership and Sponsorship

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM



3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Pandemic Response and Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery Efforts

Panelist: Natalia Beruashvili
               PhD, Chief of Party, USAID Economic Governance Program, Deloitte

Panelist: Katherine Grau-Zavaleta
Manager, Inclusive Economic Growth Practice, Deloitte, USA

Panelist: Marta Postula
               Professor, Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland, Fiscal Rules in the Post-Pandemic Period

Moderator:  James Rollins
                   Managing Director, Deloitte, USA, ICGFM Board of Directors' Member




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Day Three 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM



9:00 AM – 9:10 AM


Aleksi Aleksishvili
ICGFM Vice President-Elect, Programs 

9:10 AM  – 9:40 AM
Keynote Address

Reginald Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer, United States Agency for International Development


9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

Panel Discussion

Public Debt, Transparency and Opportunities

Panelist: Mark Gallagher
               Chief of Party, USAID Fiscal Accountability and Sustainable Trade (FAST), DevTech Systems, Inc., USA

Panelist: Steve Rozner
               Senior Fiscal Advisor, USAID, USA

Panelist: Geoff Dubrow
               Founder and Principal Consultant, Nexus PFM Consulting, Inc., Canada

Moderator: Reginald Mitchell 
                  Office of the CEO, USAID, ICGFM Board of Directors' Member 

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM



10:55 AM – 11:55 AM

Presentation Discussion

Introducing the New PPB- Pragmatic Program Budgeting (Overcoming Design Obstacles to Planning, Management, and Control)

Presenter: Moritz Piatti
                  Senior Economist, The World Bank, USA

Moderator: Aleksi Aleksishvili
                  Chairman of the Board, Policy and Management Consulting Group, former Minister of Finance, Georgia

11:55 PM – 1:00 PM



1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Fostering Dialogue Vertically, Horizontally, and Diagonally: Building Integrity Networks to Combat Corruption in Public Investment in Peru

Panelist: Paola Barragan
               Chief of Party, USAID Peru Transparent Public Investment (TPI) Project, Peru

Panelist: Janine Mans
               Senior Governance Adviser, Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG Center), USAID, USA

Moderator: Tomas Bridle
                   Senior Global Practice Lead, Democracy and Governance, Chemonics International, USA


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Presentation Discussion

Compliance And Risk Management in Public Administration

Presenter: Temi Rosas
                  Partner, Consulting Plus, SA, Panama

Moderator: Carmela Perez
                   GFMIC, ICGFM Board of Directors' Member

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presentation Discussion

Improving PFM – Experience from Various Countries

Presenter: Mohammed Sani Abdulai
                 Project Director, Public Financial Management Reforms, Ministry of Finance of Ghana, 
Government of Ghana's Budget: Its Functions, Coverage, Classification, and Integration with Chart of Accounts

Presenter: Attique ur-Rahman
                 Deputy Director, Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan, 
An Examination of the Fraud Risk Discourse - A Case Study of Pakistan

Presenter: Rodolphe Bance 
                  Head, Office of Quality, Innovation and Reforms at the General Directorate of Treasury and Public Accounting, Ministry of Finance, Burkina Faso, Managing Public Finance in Crisis Time: Case of Security Crisis in WAEMU Countries

Moderator: Lucie Phillips
                   IBI, ICGFM Immediate Past President





Thursday, September 22, 2022

Day Four 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM



9:00 AM – 9:05 AM


John Thissen
ICGFM Vice President, Programs 

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

Keynote Address

Green PFM -- Building the Next Generation of Public Finance Managers and Systems

Larry McDonald
Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Treasury, USA


9:35 AM – 10:35 PM

Presentation Discussion

Role of Local Government in Framing Climate Change Agenda

Presenter: Edward Alpha
                  Chief Administrator, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Kambia District Council, Sierra Leone

Moderator: John Thissen
                   ICGFM Vice President, Programs

10:35 AM – 10:45 AM



10:45 AM – 11:45 PM

Panel Discussion

Impact Litigation and Asset Return

Panelist: Katherine Mulhern
               Founder and CEO of Restitution, United Kingdom

Panelist: Matt Vodola
Chief Investment Officer, Potomac Group, USA

Moderator: Laura Robinson
                   President, Swale House Partners, USA, ICGFM President-Elect


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM



12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Presentation Discussion

How Can Blockchain Improve Public Finance?

Presenter: Doug Hadden
                  Executive Vice President, FreeBalance, Canada

Moderator: Eric Uggen
                   ICGFM Vice President, Communications  

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Panel Discussion

Establishing a New Petroleum Regulator – A Finance Perspective

Panelist: Solomon Ikopit
               Manager, Finance, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Moderator: Laura Robinson
                   President, Swale House Partners, USA, ICGFM President-Elect





6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Closing Party


Friday, September 23, 2022

Day Five 


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


9:30 AM – 9:35 AM

Aleksi Aleksishvili
ICGFM Vice President-Elect, Programs

9:35 AM - 9:45 AM
Transport Infrastructure Postwar Recovery 

Iryna Koshel-Repnevska

9:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Special Panel Session

Analysis of Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Consequences and Lessons


Panelist: Alexander Gordin
               Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Rebuilding Ukraine Agency and of Broad Street Capital Group

Panelist: Tetiana Iefymenko
President, Academy of Financial Management, Ukraine

Panelist: Natalie Jaresko
               Former Minister of Finance of Ukraine 

Panelist: Irina Paliashvili
               President and Senior Counsel, RULGUkrainian Legal Group, Washington, DC/Kyiv, Ukraine 

Moderator:  Aleksi Aleksishvili
                   Chairman of the Board, Policy and Management Consulting Group, former Minister of Finance, Georgia


11:05 AM – 11:20 AM


11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks

David Pearl
ICGFM President

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