The European Business Council for Africa

NABA members are welcome to a 30 minutes briefing conversation with Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Merete Lundemo and Mr. Per Mogstad, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia.

Please register to receive the webinar details (register maximum 30 minutes before the session in order to secure your place).


Ms. Merete Lundemo, Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia

H.E. Merete Lundemo has served for more than 30 years as a Norwegian diplomat in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She was Ambassador to Abidjan and to Dhaka, as well as Special Representative for the Sahel, before assuming her post as Ambassador to Ethiopia last year. Her experience also includes working as a special adviser to the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and international assignments as an election observer.

Green City focuses primarily on ”green” urban solutions but also solutions for rural areas. We know there is a great interest from Africa in Swedish innovation and green technologies. Now our new Southern Sweden cluster will host a Green City cluster webinar so companies in the Öresund region can connect with our other Green City members to discuss sustainable business opportunities in Africa.

The program for the webinar on 2021-03-04 will be published at a later date and you are welcome to pre-register to our e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Webinar with a focus on life science companies, medtech, biotech and pharma from Sweden to Africa. Southern Cluster is a new network within SWEACC with a focus on the Öresund region where companies with special interest in healthcare opportunities can meet and develop relations with other SWEACC members with similar interests.

The program for the webinar on 2021-02-11 will be published at a later date and you are welcome to pre-register to our e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NABA and our co-hosts: Norfund and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as our main partner Financial Times (FT), welcome you to the 10th consecutive Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo.

Join 400 Nordic and African business executives, investors, companies, politicians and Ambassadors – all focusing on African markets - in our anniversary Summit.

More details about this year’s programme will be presented on our Summit webpage. You can indicate your interest by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Learn everything about business opportunities in Zambia during this webinar, organised by the Netherlands-African Business Council and the embassy of the Republic of Zambia. More information to follow shortly.

The Invest Africa Connect Mining Summit is a half day virtual programme covering the key trends in the African mining sector and bringing together leaders in the industry.

Following the Trump administration’s unilateral and confrontational approach to international affairs, the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promises to steer a new course for American foreign policy with a renewed focus on multilateralism. Where Africa sits in this shift is not altogether clear. Tensions with China will not disappear overnight while the links between Black Lives Matter and social movements on the Continent, including the EndSars campaign, creates a febrile social backdrop. In this webinar Invest Africa will offer an update on the state of US-Africa policy and discuss the geopolitical implications of Joe Biden’s election for the region.

Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, East Africa remains the continent’s fastest-growing region. Though growth in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania has slowed, it continues to be positive. East Africa is a key region for many multinational business hub offices, not to mention the rapid growth of entrepreneurs and tech-based hubs in the region. The success of the region can largely be attributed to major infrastructure projects, agricultural opportunities and significant economic growth. However, with recent violence in Ethiopia attracting global concern, could the region become destabilised?

  • With the current crisis in Ethiopia and the knock on effect on the Horn of Africa and expected elections in Uganda early next year, followed by Rwanda and Kenya in 2022, what can we expect in terms of regional stabilisation?
  • Despite the global pandemic, what business trends have emerged from the region and what are key sectors for investor interest?
  • What will the AfCFTA mean for the region, what strides have been made so far to harmonise common policies to encourage regional investment?

West Africa comes into 2021 off the back of a series of key elections and facing the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The region has fallen into recession this year with exports hit hard by the slump in global demand. With negotiations over the future of the CFA continuing into the new year, how will ECOWAS respond to these new pressures? And what are the domestic policies needed to promote recovery and growth? Join Razia Khan, Chief Economist and at Standard Chartered Bank and Vincent Rouget, Associate Director, Africa at Control Risks for Invest Africa’s 2021 outlook for the region.

Jersey Finance invites Invest Africa members to its annual private wealth conference. At the half-day virtual conference, expert speakers will discuss sustainable finance trends, impact investing, philanthropy and how international finance centres like Jersey support these ambitions – through its expertise, connectivity and global networks. Delegates can expect first-class networking opportunities via live video, audio and instant messaging, access to an interactive information hub, and the opportunity to browse virtual stands. The conference is free to attend for those not based in Jersey, Channel Islands.