18th Annual Deloitte BEN-Africa Conference Program

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 The program is subject to small changes

Day 1: Thursday, 7 November 2019


07:30 Registration & refreshments
08:30 Opening and Welcome

Ms Liezl Groenewald

President of BEN-Africa


  Chair: Dr Yvonne Katambo
08:40 Keynote Address

Ethical Leadership and Governance

Lady Justice Hedwig Ongudi

High Court Judge and Head of Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes division of the High Court


09:45 Philosophical premises as an innovative way of addressing Economic Development in Africa

Dr Symphorien Ntibagirirwa

Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics at Jepson Leadership School, Burundi, Institute of Development and Economic Ethics


10:15 Refreshments
10:45 Panel discussion

Contentious China in Africa: Are Chinese companies in Africa good corporate citizens?

·         Moderator: Dr Julio Andrade, BEN-Africa

·         Panellist: Dr Alexis Habiyaremye, Economist at the HSRC, South Africa

·         Panellist: Dr Bryan Robinson, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, BEN-Africa


11:30 The Developmental Impacts of Multinational Companies in Africa

Prof Workineh Kelbessa

Department of Philosophy, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


12:00 Institute of Directors: Kenya

Panel discussion

12:45 Lunch
  Track 1: Paper presentations Track 2: Paper presentations
13:45 Organisational morality of Enable – A large donor in developmental cooperation in Africa

Sofie Geerts


Listening Closer – Speaking Out against the whistle-blowing metaphor of Speaking Up

 Julio Andrade

14:30 Mind the Culture – Experiences and Views of a Development Practitioner

Pedzisai Mufara

The experience of a whistle-blower

 Cynthia Stimpel

15:15 Refreshments
  Track 1: Paper presentations Track 2: Paper presentations
15.30 What an ethics management program can and cannot do in an African context

Elme Viviers, Gideon Pogrund, and Mollie Painter

Development, relational autonomy, and the distribution of risk

Julian Jonker

16:15 Ethics and Development: The ethical dimension of development pornography

Maria R. G. Catacutan

Implementing the Bushiri Agrocity:  lessons learnt from the millennium villages project

Kinai William, Brändle-Amolo, Yvonne Apiyo, Bürgi Jörg

17:05 End of Day 1


Cocktails & Entertainment on Beach

Welcoming by Prof Deon Rossouw, Founding President of BEN-Africa


18th Annual Deloitte BEN-Africa Conference Program

Day 2: Friday, 8 November 2019


07:45 Breakfast
08:40 Presentation of the Order of the Baobab to Mr Bob Collymore (posthumous)

Ms Liezl Groenewald President of BEN-Africa


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08:50 The Legacy of Bob Collymore


Executive Manager Safaricom


  Chair Dr Yvonne Katambo
09:30 An Overview of UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Project in East Africa

Mr Alex Petkov

UNODC Regional Office for East Africa

10:00 The role of business, business leadership and business schools in actualising the SDGs

Esther Venter (moderator)

  • Prof. Dr Aidan Msafiri: St. Augustine University of Tanzania
  • Martin Mbaya: Director, Executive Education, Strathmore University Business School
  • Dr Cobus Oosthuizen: Dean of Milpark Business School
11:00 Influencing Ethical Conduct across Cultures

Mr Malik Melamu

CEO, MTN Sudan


11:30 Refreshments
12:00 Panel discussion

Practical application of ethical business practices on the African continent

·         Moderator: Prof Deon Rossouw, CEO, The Ethics Institute

·         Panellist:    Mr Joseph Okhako, Head of HR, Administration, Governance, Ethics and Integrity – Bandari Maritime Academy – Kenya, EO100

·         Panellist:    Mr Allen Kimani Ndungu, Director, Kenya Institute of Directors

·         Panellist: Liezl Groenewald, Certified Ethics Officer EO08


12:45 Deloitte
13:10 Announcement of Aloe Award for Best Conference Paper

Prize sponsored by The Ethics Institute

To be presented by Prof Kevin Behrens; AJOBE Editor-in-Chief

13:15 Announcement of 2020 Conference Theme and Venue
13:30 Lunch


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