Investing in Africa's transition: how, not why?

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Norwegian and African companies are meeting in Oslo on 26th October for the 7th Nordic-African Business Summit. More than 30 excellent speakers from the private sector in Africa and the Nordic region are going to share their experiences.

In the words of Eivind Fjeldstad, who is Director of the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA), "we believe there is significant potential for more Norwegian-African business cooperation. Fortunately, we have several Norwegian companies that succeed in African countries, and who like to share their experiences".

Yara, Statoil and Scatec Solar will be present alongside African companies like Seven Seas Technologies and Mkopa; while Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, as well as distinguished ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan are billed to participate.

Last year, nearly 500 business people, investors and ambassadors from 25 countries took part in this summit which is organised by NABA in partnership with Norfund and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We can promise an exciting day with new relevant contacts and knowledge about what is one of the world's most exciting emerging markets”, says Fjeldstad.

Cofounded by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), NABA seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serve as a bridge between Norwegian and African business communities. The ultimate aim is to make trade between Norway and Africa more efficient and less risky.

You can register for and see the programme of this year’s business summit here.