Financial Markets Infrastructure Specialist, Lead researcher CBDC
Bank of Zambia
Dr. Kombe Kaponda is the current chairperson for the Central Bank of Zambia (BoZ) FinTech working group, leading research on the effects of financial technologies and the feasibility of CBDC in developing economies. He is a certified Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP), and a very active contributor to the global fintech and digital innovations agenda, participating in the IMF-World Bank Technology Community of Practice (CoP), a CBDC technology CoP in the Digital Advisory Unit focusing on R&D and research about CBDC technology for mutual global learning. He is also a founding trustee of the Association for Digital Finance Practitioners (ADFP) in Zambia and the Global Alliance of Digital Finance Associations. He is currently participating in the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Architecture Interoperability committee, Taxonomy & CBDC, Digital Currency Ecosystem Global Initiative working group. Kombe is a published author on financial technologies developments in SSA and has facilitated fintech and cyber security training workshops and seminars.
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Bank of Zambia is the central bank of Zambia.
This panel explores the fundamental elements required for a CBDC to thrive within the macro-economic ecosystem. It will examine the economic implications, monetary policy considerations, and fiscal frameworks necessary to support the successful integration of CBDCs.