The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Develop short, medium and long-term work programs and action plans to facilitate the integration and development of financial markets in the region
Facilitate networking among financial sector participants in the region and develop linkages to the global financial market to increase investment and access to finance;
Facilitate interconnectivity of financial markets infrastructure in member-states to engender free flow of capital across borders and promote financial inclusion;
Support implementation of short, medium and long-term work programs and action plans for regional investment facilitation through enhancement of financial intermediation in the region;
Facilitate the harmonization of regulations on capital issues, listing and trading requirements on the stock exchanges in the region;
Collaborate with associations and institutions in the regional and international financial sector to facilitate the adoption of best practices on the stock exchanges and other segments of financial markets in the region;
Collaborate with financial markets stakeholders to promote cross listings and the establishment of a regional stock exchange with diversified linkages in members states;
Promote activities that will increase the use of diverse financial market instruments and institutions in raising capital for business in the region;
Collaborate with stakeholders in the insurance industry to promote a regional risk mitigation and management framework and instruments for cross border business risks management in the region.
Collaborate and organize meetings with experts and donors as necessary to promote the Regional financial markets;
Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the PPO Investment Promotion and Financial Markets Development.