Nordic-Private-Public-Partnerships in Africa


September 20th, 2018 in Copenhagen



We welcome you to this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar about Nordic-Private-Public-Partnerships in Africa, September 20th in Copenhagen.

Under the heading “Nordic-Private-Public-Partnerships in Africa” our seminar will focus on how Nordic companies do business and partner up with different public institutions and authorities in Africa.

Nordic-Private-Public-Partnerships in Africa

At this seminar, we also focus on how the business cases will have an impact on the local community in Africa. We will also learn to which extent and how the Nordic companies comply with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s).  The company cases will furthermore provide insights and knowledge about do´s and don´ts, including challenges met in their operations – hereby also how these challenges are solved. At the seminar it´s also possible to book one-to-one meetings with African diplomats and representatives from the African diplomatic corps. At least but not last, we will come across scaling up possibilities in Africa.

Target group

This seminar target companies and stakeholders with focus on sustainable business solutions targeting the public sector in Africa, companies working with sustainability and UN SDG´s, and stakeholders for whom diplomacy and lobbyism in Africa is crucial to their business.


1.00 pm: Registration

1.15 pm: Welcome and presentation of the programme
Warm up quiz

1.30 pm: Redflash Mobile, Sweden (
CEO, Mr. Hans Becker 

– How to collect tax (and hereby eliminate corruption) in Africa 
– How to start business with governments in Africa
– How to introduce innovative Swedish digital solutions in Africa
– How we comply with several Un SDG´s

2.15 pm: Introduction to “SDG Accellerator Programme” (
Head of SDG Accellerator, UNDP, Mrs. Stine Kirstein Junge

2.30 pm: Company case: Vestas A/S (
Director, Head of Global Affairs, Mr. Kristian Henningsen
– How to engange in local community
– Large scale investments in local community

3.10 pm: Launch of Nordekon “SDG Business” (
CEO, Partner, Mr. Flemming Sørensen
Founder, CSR Advisor, Mrs. Vibeke Tuxen, VTUXEN
– How companies can focus more on UN SDG´s in their businesses

3.20 pm: Company case: Unumed ApS (
Director, Business Development, Mr. Sara Ballan
– Healthcare solutions to the public sector in Africa
– Public or private partnerships

4.40 – 6.00 pm: Networking, 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.

Video: Redflash company introduction

Video: Mrs. Stine K. Junge, UNDP (SDG ACCELLERATOR Programme)

The speakers 

Mr. Hans Becker
CEO, Founder Redflash Mobile (SE)

Red Flash is a Swedish tech company that helps to migrate the informal sector to the formal by digitizing information and financial transactions and the public tax collection.

Mrs. Stine Kirstein Junge
Head of SDG Acellerator Programme, UNDP

UNDP is the leading UN development organization with a presence in more than 170 countries and territories and a comprehensive network of global experts

Mr. Kristian Henningsen
Head of Public Affairs, Vestas

Vestas is committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs). The SDGs are integrated into Vestas´ sustainability approach, which allows Vestas to identify the goals where they can add most value

Mrs. Sara Ballan
Director, Business Development, Unumed

Unumed is an international organisation aiming to change healthcare through innovative medtech solutions


Red Flash (
Red Flash is a Smart City tech company that radically changes how cities in emerging markets operate by digitizing the informal sector. Their overall goal is to make cities more financially sustainable, transparent and data driven. By introducing Red Flash´s cloud based fintech-solution, new digital finance services such as micro insurance, digital payments and micro loans are also introduced to the underserved informal. The next step is to further expand the concept in Senegal and to enter new countries in West- and Southern Africa.

SDG Accelerator Programme (
The SDG Accelerator is a UNDP programme aiming to accelerate business solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme is funded by The Danish Industry Foundation and is tested in Denmark in 2018 and 2019 with 30 Danish small and medium-sized industrial companies and then the aim is to roll out across the Nordics and globally.

Vestas (
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. Vestas design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, Vestas have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Unumed (
Unumed has a simple mission: Provide the best health software system to African, Middle Eastern and Asian health care facilities. To accomplish this mission Unumed have designed and developed a unique hospital management system for all levels of health facilities. The system is user-friendly, affordable and integrated, and provides real-time information on facility performance.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 1.00 pm
Gouda Travel Insurance
A.C. Meyers Vænge 9, 2450 Copenhagen SV (Denmark)
Members: Free of charge
Non-members: EURO 350 (ex. VAT) each person
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  • You get knowledge about business with public institutions

  • You will learn how other Nordic companies successfully do business in Africa

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