Norwegian business mission to Ghana this month

NABA Managing Director Eivind Fjeldstad

The Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) has announced a business mission to Ghana from March 19-21 to give Norwegian companies a unique opportunity to make strong connections in the West African country.

Ghana is taking the lead this year as Africa’s fatest growing economy and is West Africa’s second biggest economy, NABA, headed by Eivind Fjeldstad, noted on its website, adding that the mission is also intended for Norwegian and local businesses to exchange experience, knowledge and know-how.

Norwegian Energy Partners, Norway’s Development Finance Institution, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, The Enterprise Federation of Norway and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ghana are all collaborators in a Norway-Ghana Business Conference to be held on the 19th as part of the business mission, NABA said.

Also, the association has released a list of its programs for March. On March 6, Mausi Segun, executive director of  the Africa division of Human Rights Watch will speak on the current human rights outlook in relevant African countries.

She will also present some case studies on business and human rights during an event for only NABA’s 126 member companies in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, focusing on the human rights outlook in Africa. NABA ‘s members operate in a huge number of areas in 44 countries in Africa. 

On March 14, the association will host a seminar entitled Creative industries in Africa – Norwegian opportunities.

Speakers at the seminar, which will also be held in Oslo, will include Anders Ese, partner at Rodeo Architects; Anna Kirah, managing director of Design Without Borders and Lanre Akinola, managing editor of African Business Magazine.

NABA notes that Africa is “rich in talent and creativity, and with improved infrastructure and technology, the opportunities for business open up – also for Norwegian companies”