#TAWeek21: Closing the gap between the African diaspora and Finnish-Africa strategy: A workshop ...

Tue Nov 30 2021 at 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Hotelli Helka | Helsinki

Think Africa
Publisher/HostThink Africa
#TAWeek21: Closing the gap between the African diaspora and Finnish-Africa strategy: A workshop ...
A workshop for concrete actions. Hosted in partnership with Remode, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finnpartnership, and Business Finland
This event pushes the boundary beyond just discussions and results in a concrete strategy for diaspora engagement in the Finland-Africa Strategy. It builds on the previous two Lean In events which have brought different players in the Finnish-Africa relations for sharing best practices and networking.
Expected outcome:
- Identify the concrete ways how businesses are being built between Finland and African countries, both by the diaspora and by MFA.
- Creation of an engagement strategy/road map with identified diaspora groups and communities so that they act as true business connectors between the countries of origin and the countries of residence as part of the MFA action plan
- Formation of a working group(s) based on identified interests and goals to be part of the implementation of the action plan
10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:25 Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Finnish-Africa Strategy Action Plan + Q&A
10:45 Finnpartnership: Business Partnership Support & Somalia Project + Q&A
11:05 Presentation by the Diaspora + Q&A
11:15 Lunch at the venue
12:05 Business Finland: Developing Markets Platform + Q&A
12:25 Workshop on shared goals, engagement, activity and next steps together
13:45 Summary of workshop and next steps
14:00 Program Ends

Target audience: Diaspora individuals connecting Finnish and African businesses, Decision makers in the different ministries and funding organisations, members of different diaspora groups and communities, Finnish private companies interested in the African market.

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Hotelli Helka, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, 00100 Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland

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