Trends in Africa - Africa in 2025

 

 

 

 

January 31st, 2019 in Stockholm

 

 

 

 

 

Trends in Africa – Africa in 2025

We welcome you to this AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK seminar about trends in Africa, January 31st, 2019 in Stockholm.

Under the heading “Trends in Africa – Africa in 2025″ our seminar will focus on the mega trends that are coming to Africa and which will have a tremendous effect on shaping the future of Africa.

Mega trends in Africa

At this seminar, we focus on three mega trends that will have an impact on Africa in the next 5-7 yrs.

  • ICT sector trends – how the ICT will shape the future of Africa
  • Urbanisation / housing / design – people in rural areas move to the cities, that will become mega cities. How will that change our way of living
  • Consumer trends – Africa has the youngest population in the world right now – how does that effect the future

In other words – the future of Africa will open up many new business opportunities in many sectors.

Target group

Companies already doing business in Africa who want to know more about what the future brings as well as companies that are looking at doing business in Africa. Stakeholders looking for inspiration about how to adjust services, products, goods, concepts to the future of Africa and to get some insights on what to expect in the future.

PROGRAMME

1.00 pm: Registration

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

1.30 pm: Swedish IT and Telecom Industries  
General Director, Mr. David Mothander
– Where is the ICT sector in Africa in 2025?
– How to do business in the ICT sector in the future in Africa

2.00 pm: Urbanisation in Africa 
TBA
– From rural to city
– New way of thinking design and infrastructure 

2.45 pm: Solvatten(S) (www.solvatten.org)
CEO, Petra Wadström
– Smart energy in Africa
– Sustainable energy source
– Opportunities in Africa 

3.25 pm: JamiiPay (www.jamii-pay.com) (DK)
Founder, Mrs. Charlotte Rønje
– Smart payment solutions in Africa
– Including blockchain in the future fintech solutions
– Scaling in Africa

4.00 pm: Maternity Foundation (www.marternity.dk) (DK)
CEO, Mrs. Anna Frellsen
– Saving lives in the future in Africa
– Our strategy in Africa 

4.45 – 6.00 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.

The speakers 

Mr. David Mothander
General Director, Swedish IT and Telecom Industries (S)

Swedish IT and Telecom Industries is a member organization for companies of all sizes within the entire IT and telecom sector.

Mrs. Charlotte Rønje 
Founder, JamiiPay (DK)

Provide financial services for people at the base of the pyramid without requiring identification. Blockchain based, free transactions, access to low interest loans/ savings in crypto currency.

Mrs. Anna Frellsen 
CEO, Maternity Foundation (DK)

Maternity Foundation conducts clinical trainings of health care providers both pre-service and in-service with the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of skilled birth attendants

Mrs. Petra Wadström 
CEO, Solvatten (S)

Technology and the sun connect and make clean water for the world. Solvatten is a combined portable water treatment and water heater system that has been designed for off-grid household use in the developing world.

DATE:
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 1.00 pm
VENUE:

Stockholm
PRICE:
Members: Free of charge
Non-members: EURO 350 (ex. VAT) each person
REGISTRATION:
Please register at: josefine@nordekon.com

About the speaking companies

 

Swedish IT and Telecom Industries (www.itot.se
Swedish IT and Telecom Industries is a member organization for companies of all sizes within the entire IT and telecom sector, that wish to join the largest industry network in Sweden in order to promote and further develop the IT market and conditions for IT enterprises. The Swedish IT and Teelcom Industries represent about 1,200 member companies that between them have nearly 100000 employees.

JamiiPay (www.jamii-pay.com)
JamiiPay is a financial facilitator providing everyone a way to securely store money, earn interest on savings, make transactions free of charge and get access to loans 

Maternity Foundation (www.maternity.dk)
Maternity Foundation conducts clinical trainings of health care providers both pre-service and in-service with the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of skilled birth attendants. Since 2013 Maternity Foundation has been a central partner of the Ethiopian regional health authorities’ Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn care (BEmONC) training programme. BEmONC training is corner stone of Maternity Foundation’s strategy to improve the skills of health workers and enable them to offer life-saving care. Maternity Foundation also advocates to ensure that health facilities are supplied with drugs and medical equipment essential to a safe birthing environment.

Solvatten (www.solvattan.org)
Millions of primarily women and children need to walk dozens of miles every day to fetch water and firewood. Reducing the daily use of firewood and having a tool that can be used also on unimproved water sources closer to home makes life so much easier. Solvatten has an average lifespan of 7-10 years. That is the critical time when children are at their most susceptible to waterborne diseases. Solvatten makes water safe and hot — up to 75°C/167°F. Water at this temperature is perfect for a number of household and hygiene purposes. Clean and hot water is good for cooking, hand washing, bathing and domestic cleaning. Once the water has been purified, users can store the water in the shade and they will have cooler water. Solvatten can be used on partly cloudy days but not during heavy rain or thick cloud cover.

THREE IMPORTANT TAKES

  • You get knowledge about the future trends in Africa, that can create new business opportunities

  • 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