NABA begins 2019 with a look at Africa’s business future

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is beginning the new year with a look into the future- what will happen in Africa this year.

For the organization, which has 126 member-companies operating in 44 African countries, first off is a members’ meeting on January 24 in Oslo, Norway focus on providing updates for business, politics and economics in the year.

Distinguished speakers slated to provide the updates are Hanna Caroline Wirschke, vice president for communication, global strategy and business development at Equinor and board member of NABA, Marianne Hagan, state secretary, Norwegian Foreign Ministry and Georges Desvaux, a mangaing partner at McKinsey and Co. Lanre Akinola, editor of Nurmara, focused on analysis of the policy and the business environment across Africa, will also speak.

Meanwhile, NABA is organizing a business mission to the African Union Summit on February 11- 13 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There, its members will have the opportunity to participate in the US – Africa Forum on Trade and Investment on the 12th of February, including other meetings in the margins of the summit.

NABA’s UK-based partner, Invest in Africa will organize an investment mission to Luanda, Angola dated 19 to 21 February.

“This mission will look to provide delegates the opportunity to engage with key political stakeholders, connect with the country’s leading businesses and investors whilst exploring those projects requiring investment too, NABA says on its website.

NABA supports the 13th German-African Energy Forum scheduled for March 27-28 in Hamburg, Germany, focusing on the financing of African energy projects.

The association will hold roundtables for Angola, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania during the year.

NABA “seeks to promote business opportunities on the African continent and serve as a bridge between Norwegian and African business communities. Our mission is to increase more efficient and less risky trade between Norway and Africa.”