How does urbanisation effect infrastructure, construction and design in Africa

We welcome you to this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar in Helsinki about how to get access to the UN.

Under the heading “How to get access to the UN” this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar will focus on how companies have managed to take part in the many UN procurement tenders that the UN offers. We also welcome Stine Junge from UNDP (United Nations Procurement Division) in Copenhagen who will provide us with procurement data and statistisics on the different tenders in the different sectors that the UN offers.


As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks. UNPD help countries eradicate extreme poverty, and roll back inequalities and exclusion. UNDP act on three fronts to achieve development that is sustainable, inclusive and resilient. First, UNDP encourages a shift to sustainability, where economic growth benefits poor and marginalized groups, and avoids irreversible environmental damage. Second, UNDP support democratic systems to become inclusive and accountable, and able to meet expectations for participation, services and security. Third, UNDP back efforts to systematically identify and prevent big risks to development, and to help countries and communities with quick recovery, and greater resilience to crisis. (Source: UNDP).

Target group

This seminar target companies from all sectors that are considering to join the UN marketplace and/or learn more about the procurement process in / to the UN. This seminars targets as well companies having the diplomatic level as part of thier business agenda and strategy. African diplomats are always invited to our seminars.


1.00 pm: Registration

1.10 pm: Welcome and presentation of the programme

1.20 pm: Introduction to UN
Partnership Analysis, Mrs. Stine Junge, UNDP Copenhagen
– What are the procurement processes?
– Procurement data and figures
– How to get access to the UN

2.20 pm: Company Case: Real Relief (DK)
Managing Director, Mrs. Trine Angelina Sig
– Our business strategy in Africa
– How we get access to the UN marketplace, and the different tenders we have
submitted to Un agancies.
– The main African markets for Real Relief
– Do´s and don´ts 

3.10 pm: Company Case: TBA
Account Director, TBA
– Our business strategy in Africa
– Partnership in local content
– Do´s and don´ts 

4.10 pm: Company Case: TBA
Director, TBA

5.00 pm: Company Case: TBA
– Our business strategy in Africa
– Do´s and don´ts

5.45 pm: Panel discussion
w/ All

6.00 – 7.00 pm: Networking, light dinner including wine and beer will be served.

Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar as we will have many networking breaks enabling you to discuss and share experiences.



Health and transport are the two largest areas, with a 21 percent and 16 percent share of UN procurement respectively. The health sector includes purchases of pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and medical and laboratory equipment.  Transport includes transport services, such as air charter, and purchases of motor vehicles. Both health and transport are key to the UN’s ability to fulfill its core peacekeeping and global humanitarian missions.  For transport, the United Nations Procurement Division (UN/PD) spent more than 700 million and the World Food Program (WFP) Air Service spent more than USD 300 million on air operations.  Consequently, continued spending in these areas is expected. In 2014, three other sectors each had a share of roughly 10 percent of the UN’s procurement volume, namely construction and engineering (construction supplies and services, engineering services, structures), food and farming (food, beverage, live plants and animals, farming accessories and services), and management and administrative services

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1.00 pm
Auditorium & Lounge, Event Arena Bank
Unioninkatu 20, Helsinki, Finland.

Members: Free of charge
Non-members: EURO 350 (ex. VAT) each person

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  • You get knowledge about the tendering process in the UN

  • You get valueable information about procurement versus sectors in different UN agencies

  • You will learn how other companies successfully do business in Africa based on various UN tenders

  • Start an ongoing networking journey with both the diplomatic level and other companies operating in Africa

How does urbanisation effect infrastructure, construction and design in Africa – August 17th in Helsinki