Nigeria Forum for Businesses and NGOs: The entrepreneurial spirit of Africa’s Giant on 16.5.


The Partnering for Change project of the Deaconess Foundation and Filantropia ry, and its partners organise the Nigeria Forum for Businesses and NGOs Thursday 16th of May, 2024 from 12-17pm. The event focuses on business innovations and opportunities as well as partnering with NGOs for sustainable business growth. 

City view.

Photographer; Nupo Daniel Deyon, The Wallpaper Guy, Lagos, Nigeria. 2021

Home to over 200 million diverse people and a young population, Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Join us as we learn about the business innovations, opportunities and business case stories of how companies have navigated and entered the Nigeria market. We will also hear how companies can innovate in partnership with NGOs for sustainable business growth.  Come and hear about Nigeria’s myriad opportunities and possibilities for partnerships. 

The speakers include:

  • Anna Rautvuori, Team Leader, West and Central Africa, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Atinuke Enitan Akintan-Adeyemi, Head of Chancery, Embassy of Nigeria, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jussi Hinkkanen, CEO, Fuzu Oy
  • Kelvin Chikezie, Co-founder and CEO, Dexude
  • Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, Managing Partner, DigitA
  • Tunde Onakoya, Founder, Chess In Slums Africa
  • Paula Pihlava, Finnpartnership 
  • Sarah Laaru, Co-founder Art for Business 

The event will be hosted and moderated by Mwila Agatha Zaza and Akin Akinsola.  

The event will be organized at Redi Neuvottelee, Hermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki in the Redi shopping centre in Kalasatama. The event will also be streamed to online participants.

The event will be followed by the photo-art exhibition networking from 17 to 19 pm in Vapaakaupungin Olohuone Redi, Kalasatama. Representatives both from the NGO and private sector are warmly welcome to join.

Please use this link to register by May 10th. As there are a limited number of seats, we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend, we also ask you to cancel your participation to make room for the waiting list.

We warmly encourage you to join in-person for a best possible networking experience.

Promotional poster with pictures from the photo art exhibition.

Partnering for Change project is part of the development cooperation programme of the Deaconess Foundation funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Partnering for Change is implemented by the Deaconess Foundation and Filantropia ry.

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