This quarter in the IFC-Milken Institute Capital Markets Program:
New Cohort of Capital Market Scholars Arrives in Washington, DC »
COVID-19 Protocols and Timeline for Our Class»
Meet the Spring 2021 Scholars »
Alumni Building Content to Understand COVID-19 in Africa»
New Cohort of Capital Market Scholars Arrives in Washington, DC
Please join us in welcoming our sixth cohort of IFC-Milken Institute Capital Market Scholars, who have recently arrived in Washington, DC! Our new class includes 19 participants from nine countries (Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, and Uzbekistan), and half of our Spring 2021 scholars are women.
Spring 2021 Class on March 2, the second day of GW classes. Social distancing measures and masks were dropped only momentarily, for the group picture!
After two weeks of self-quarantine and online math and finance boot camp, this impressive group began in-person classes at the George Washington (GW) University School of Business this week. They also kicked off the weekly IFC-MI Speaker Series with a special discussion with Mike Milken. We are very grateful to GW leadership and faculty for making an exception for our program: Ours is currently the only group allowed to access the School of Business in-person this semester. Throughout the semester, scholars will interact in a near-bubble environment in compliance with strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols. These efforts will allow us to keep fostering in-person connections, bonding, and peer exchange, which are core to the long-term success and impact of our program.
The Spring 2021 Class met with IFC Vice President & Treasurer John Gandolfo, Milken Institute CEO Mike L. Klowden, and GWSB Dean Anuj Mehrotra on February 25 to celebrate the successful completion of Bootcamp.
COVID-19 Protocols and Program Timeline for Our Class
Safety remains our top priority. For this reason, all scholars live within walking distance of campus (no public transit exposure), are tested weekly for free by the university, and are spaced far apart in one of GW’s larger classrooms. Classes are also offered in a hybrid format (in-person but also transmitted live on Zoom) for any scholars or faculty who may need to follow along from home due to any exposures or symptoms that may arise during the semester.
Alongside and to supplement the academic courses safely, we will be offering all supplementary training (IFC-Milken Institute Speaker Series with practitioners, regulatory workshops with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, etc.) online. Throughout the semester, the virtual format will also allow for more frequent engagement and interaction between our current scholars and our 100+ alumni around the world. Several of our alumni already met the class virtually last week to share tips and advice for succeeding in this demanding and fast-paced program.
Once our scholars complete their GW coursework in June 2021, they will undertake internships in the US financial industry from July through October 2021. Internships will take place in a range of formats (remote, hybrid, and in-person) depending on safety conditions and host company policies. We will be in touch with many of our past internship hosts and program supporters in the coming days regarding opportunities to get involved!
Meet Our IFC-Milken Institute Spring 2021 Class
Salma Abdulgani, Central Bank of Kenya
Rowland Ayitey Addy, Ghana SEC
Kanwal Aisha, Pakistan SEC
Hauwa Mohammad Danmadami, Nigeria SEC
Imeobong Ekong, Nigeria SEC
Farruh Hamdamov, Uzbekistan Ministry of Finance
Patience lwelomen, Nigeria SEC
Anne Njeri Kariuki, Central Bank of Kenya
Vusani Khoza, Central Bank of Eswatini
Patrick Macharia, Central Bank of Kenya
Haris Bin Mohsin, Pakistan SEC
Esi Monney, Ghana SEC
Anne Nalo, Kenya Capital Markets Authority
Abdulkareem Ndanusa, Nigeria SEC
Kefa Ngoiri, Kenya Capital Markets Authority
Anthony Ngomlokojo, Bank of Uganda
Armand Brice Ngoupeyou, Bank of Central African States
Allison K. Telee Jr., Liberia Ministry of Finance
Jackson Wilson, Pakistan SEC
Alumni Building Content to Understand COVID-19 in Africa
Our alumni and scholars continue making valuable contributions to the Milken Institute’s COVID-19 Africa Watch website, where they are compiling an oral history that can help us better understand and respond to the economic and policy implications of the pandemic in Africa. Here are some of our latest posts:
COVID-19 Africa Watch Interview Series
Anthony Murimi from the Central Bank of Kenya interviewed Frank Aswani, CEO of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance, on ways to bolster Africa’s social investment ecosystem to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic.
Adwoa Difie Boakye-Mensah from the Ministry of Finance of Ghana interviewed Yawa Hansen-Quao, executive director of emerging public leaders, on the importance of strengthening Africa’s public service to build back better and improve the response to future crises.
Leah Simasiku Kusensela from the Zambia SEC interviewed Vivian Nwakah, CEO of Medsaf, regarding equitable access and distribution of pharmaceuticals and vaccines in Nigeria.
Walter Pacheco from the Ministry of Finance of Angola interviewed GW Professor Danny Leipziger regarding the sovereign debt implications of the pandemic.
The IFC-MI Capital Markets Program counts on a wide range of companies to participate as speakers, internship hosts, and sponsors. To get involved as a partner company, please contact Carole Biau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following intake of the IFC-MI Capital Markets Program will begin classes in Washington, DC, in August 2021. To find out more, please contact Kateryna Timina (email@example.com).