Africa Round Table on Insolvency Reform 2020


We have been monitoring the situation regarding the global spread of coronavirus carefully and specifically how it might affect our annual Africa Round Table.

INSOL International and the World Bank Group have come to the unhappy decision that we should postpone our 2020 ART to 2021.  Whilst we do not know at this stage what the situation will be in November, we are concerned that even if borders are open, delegates and speakers may not get permission from their organisations to travel. 

ART 2021 is scheduled to be held in Rwanda, and we are looking at potential dates.  We are also going to look at what we might be able to offer virtually to our ART participants at the end of the year.

We will update you on the confirmed dates for ART 2021 as well as any other virtual events that we are planning.  You should already be receiving details of our webinar series, and you can view our current programme and past webinars here

To view the papers and programme for 10th Anniversary ART 2019, please see below and details of past events can also be viewed.

For further details please contact Penny Robertson@insol.org

10th Anniversary Africa Round Table on Insolvency Reform 2019

Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre 

21st - 22nd November 2019 

ART 2019 Additional Papers

Event handbook
Delegate List

Critiquing business restructuring plans - sample plan
Critiquing business restructuring plans - Concept of "administration" under the Mauritius Insolvency Act 2009
A practical workshop on Insolvency Practitioners skills - case study
Stakeholder negotiations in a cross-border insolvency - slides

The 2019 Africa Round Table (ART) on insolvency reform hosted by INSOL International and World Bank Group, was held on 21st - 22nd November 2019 at Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre. The theme for was “Celebrating a decade of insolvency reform in Africa and anticipating what lies ahead”.

Since the introduction of the Africa Round Table initiative in 2010, the focus has been on introducing delegates across the continent to the various insolvency and restructuring tools that are available in an insolvency scenario, with the emphasis on encouraging and supporting insolvency reform. The themes of the events have ranged from value preservation to insolvency frameworks for micro, small and medium enterprises to examining how to encourage more effective implementation of insolvency regimes.  The focus, however, remains on developing professional ties with the goal of improving insolvency and restructuring regimes across the African continent.

Celebrating 10 years of ART provided us not only with an opportunity to look back at the past decade of insolvency reform in Africa, but also with an opportunity to pause and reflect as to the potential challenges that lie ahead, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

For further information and details of sponsorship opportunities please contact Penny Robertson at Penny.Robertson@insol.org

INSOL International and The World Bank Group would like to thank the following supporters of the Africa Round Table Initiative:



ASO Capital Bowmans

ENS Africa Grant Thornton