PANGEA AFRICA TECH SUMMIT 2018
25. SEPTEMBER 2018

OSLO INNOVATION WEEK
Aid 2.0: Disrupting Aid From Good Intentions To Good Solutions
Connecting with The Next Billions
VENUE: Folk -Torggata 15 - Oslo
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Across Sub-Saharan Africa, phones now act as banks for millions of Africans who do not have access to traditional banks. People can buy solar energy through their phones, or get blood delivered by drones in Rwanda. All over the continent, there are young entrepreneurs solving global issues and changing their societies one start-up at a time. By developing local solutions, they are becoming the primary sources of job creation. However, access to early stage investment and support system are some of the key challenges in many African ecosystems. Meanwhile, Africa has received over NOK 30 billions in aid from Norway in 2017.





Through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Norway has committed itself in using aid as a catalyst for job creation. While The Finnish government has raised €8.7m to fund technology start-ups in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia, The Norwegian aid model is still locked in the traditional system of distribution.

There is no doubt that the current Norwegian and international aid model must innovate in ways that offer opportunities for impact-driven and early stage entrepreneurs. If the Norwegian Government is going to achieve the impact the world´s need, it needs to think differently than just traditional aid model.




There is no doubt that the current Norwegian and international aid model must innovate in ways that offer opportunities for impact-driven and early stage entrepreneurs. How can Norway disrupt the way aid is distributed in Africa?
This summit discusses how innovation and technology can guide the Norwegian aid system towards a model that delivers impact-driven results that focus on trade & investment, innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation.
Disrupting Aid with The Norwegian Trademark
There is no doubt that technology and innovation are transforming Africa. With the world´s largest workforce and youngest market that can sustain mobile technology, health technology and fintech solutions, Africa present enormous opportunities in terms of trade, investment and entrepreneurship. Why and how should Norwegian companies and startups position themselves to the many millions of young Africans? How should Norway position itself as a relevant actor towards the world´s fastest and youngest economy? Join our design thinking workshops, and learn about how Norwegian companies can export The Norwegian Trademark with African solutions and content.
How should Norway position itself as a relevant actor towards the world´s fastest and youngest economy?
We are inviting investors, aid and development actors, governments, entrepreneurs, corporates and governmental agencies to use Norwegian Trademark in designing solutions that could disrupt the current aid model and unleash the SDGs.
Be A part of the Solution
Although, many African countries are well positioned to leapfrog through technology and innovation, a number of conditions must be met, including access to early stage investment, infrastructure, improved regulatory environment, science and technology and access to job creation. The hard truth is that the continent cannot tackle these challenge without a trained workforce, access to jobs, a robust education system and a system that support early stage startups. Join our open space workshops, and discover how innovation and technology can guide the Norwegian aid system towards a mode, that delivers impact-driven results that focuses on trade & investment, innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation.
AID & TALENT: THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR
There are millions of African entrepreneurs solving local and global challenges. However, access to early stage investment and support system are some of the key challenges in many African ecosystems. Across the continent, hubs, accelerators and incubators are emerging to train the next generation of African entrepreneurs. How can we design a solution that create enabling environment for African and European accerelators and incubators?
IMPACT IN THE FINTECH VILLAGE


For the last decades, Africa has given birth to over 300 Fintech startups. While Fintech in Norway is about disrupting the traditional banking and financial industry, in Africa is about moving millions of unbanked into the financial sector in order to create growth and Impact. How can we create partnerships between Africa´s Fintech and the Norwegian Banking and Financial sectors? This roundtable workshop looks at solutions in connecting Africa Fintech with the Nordic.
WORKSHOP: GREEN SOLUTIONS





Panels
&
Workshops
2 days of concentrated experience with new solutions
100+
guests

The conference will bring together participants from all disciplines
Diversity & Inclusion

Experts from different countries and disciplines are invited to share their experiences.
OUR SPEAKERS
Learn and get inspired by the juiciest lessons learned and experiences, from the smartest and game changers.
TROND RIIBE KNUDSEN
CEO, TRK GROUP
SANDEEP KHAPRE
CEO, BDO EAST AFRICA
FATIMA SANI
NORDIC REGIONAL MANAGER, GOOGLE
HEIDI FINSKAS
CSR Director, KLP
MARIUS KOESTLER
CEO, Quesnay
GUSTAVO HOLO
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, SYNCANO
TONE CECILIE FAUGLI
CEO, TECHBRIDGE INVEST
CHISOM UDEZE
CHIEF INVESTOR OFFICER, PANGEA ACCELERATOR
MEHRAZ RAFAT
SENIOR ADVISOR, UNIT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & JOB CREATION - NORAD
JON BØHMER
CEO, KYOTO ENERGY
ANNA KIRAH
DIRECTOR, DESIGN WITHOUT BORDERS
JONAS TESFU
CEO, PANGEA ACCALERATOR
ANNE MUGGAS
SENIOR ADVISOR, NORGES VEL
DEDE KOESAH
CO-FOUNDER, PANGEA ACCELERATOR
JO KORNELIUSSEN
CEO, PAWA
MERYN WILLETTS
CMO - VIPICASH
DOMINIC AKADIMAH
DIGITAL STARTEGIST, COMMUNICATE
ERIK WIKEN
PROGRAM MANAGER: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING MARKETS, INNOVATION NORWAY
NINA HANSEN
JOURNALIST, LO MEDIA & MANAGER, FEMALE BUSINESS INNOVATION
THEA SOMMERSETH MYHREN
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, DIWALA
PROGRAM
September 25 September 2018


PART I - REACHING THE NEXT BILLIONS
09:00 - 11:00 Plenary: How should Norwegian SMEs and start-ups positioned themselves towards the next market of billion consumers? What role can aid plays in facilitating job creation?

09:00 - 09:05 Opening Remarks by Chisom Udeze, Chief Investment Officer - Pangea Accelerator
09:10 - 09:25 How can Norway take a leading role in Africa´s Green Revolution" by John Bøhmer, CEO - Kyoto Energy
09:30 - 09:45 The Digital Infrastructure State of Africa by Fatima Sani, Regional Manager - Google Analytics
09:50 - 10:05 Reaching the Next Billion: Recycling and talent, by Trond Riibe Knudsen, CEO - TRK Group
10:10 - 10:25 Asking the right questions in creating impact-driven monitoring systems by Sandeep Kaphre, CEO BDO East Africa
10:25 - 10:55 PANEL DEBATE + Q&A


11:00 - 12:00 Fireside Stage: Entrepreneurship and innovation in Digital Africa
How can we disrupt the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark by collaborating with early stage entrepreneurs in Africa?

Moderator: Dominic Akadimah, Digital Strategist - Communicate Norge

Building a digital pipeline that empower the next generation of SMEs by Marius Koestler, CEO - Quesnay
Building and investing in scalable, sustainable businesses in East Africa by Tone Faugli, CEO of Tech Bridge Invest
Designing for Job Creation by Anna Kirah, Director - Design Without Borders



12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Network


PART II: DISRUPTING AID WITH THE NORWEGIAN TRADEMARK

13:00 - 14:00 Pre-Workshops Presentations: Nordic-African Startup Stage
Opening Remarks by Dede Koesah, Co-Founder - Pangea Accelerator
Emata: Providing alternative financial solutions to farmers by Marius Koestler, CEO - Quesnay
Pawa: Made in Norway for the next billions, Jo Korneliussen, CEO - PAWA
Changing the way Aid & Remittance get to the Next Billions by Meryn Willetts, CMO - VipiCash
Connecting Refugee Entrepreneurs to opportunities by Thea Sommerseth Myhren, Co-Founder & CEO - Diwala
Disrupting Aid with Foreign Exchange by Kevin Graeter, Co-Founder & CEO - Monitær
Pangea Shelter Tech Accelerator by Jonas Tesfu, CEO - Pangea Accelertor


14:00 - 14:45 WORKSHOPS: Disrupting the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark

WORKSHOP 1: AID AND STARTUP TALENT:How could Norwegian Aid support early stage entrepreneurs that are solving housing challenges for low income households in Africa? Why and how is Norwegian competence and Trademark relevant?


Facilitator: Gustavo Holo, Chief Innovation Officer - Syncano
Workshop: How could Norwegian aid support early stage entrepreneurs that are solving housing challenges for low income households in Africa?
Co-Founder & CEO

WORKSHOP 2: FINTECH SOLUTIONS FOR THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR: How can Norwegian and African startups change the way Norwegian Aid is distributed with fintech solutions? How do we design fintech solutions that disrupt the way aid is distributed and support talents, small scale farmers and entrepreneurs?


Facilitator: Marius Matatula, CEO Iquonomi
Intro: Designing innovative models to De-risk African Farmers and give access to finance by Sandeep Khapre, CEO - BDO 13:30 - Workshop: Designing fintech solutions that disrupt the way aid is distributed
Norwegian Start-up Cases: VipiCash, Monitær & Diwala

WORKSHOP 3: GREEN SOLUTIONS: Developing Green Solutions for the African Market

Facilitator: TBC
Workshop: Designing Green Solutions for the African market
Norwegian Start-up Case: Pawa
14:45 - 15:00 Network Break
15:00 - 17:20 Part III: PLENARY - DISRUPTING AID WITH NORWEGIAN TRADEMARK

How can we use aid as catalyst for job creation? How could the Norwegian aid distribution support SMEs and early stage entrepreneurs? How can we disrupt the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark? Get Norwegian companies to expand their operations to the African market, and increase Norway's competitiveness?
15:00 - 15:10 Opening Remarks by Nina Hansen, Journalist - LO Media & Manager - Female Business Innovation
15:15 - 15:30 The state of Norwegian Aid in Africa: Aid as a catalyst for job creation by Mehraz Rafat, Senior Advisor - Norad
15:35 - 15:50 The Norwegian Trademark and the African market by Erik Wiken - Innovation Norway
15:55 - 16:10 Investing with The Norwegian Trademark by Heidi Finskas, CSR Director, KLP
16:15 - 16:30 Creating jobs with Norwegian fish framing by Anne Mugaas, Senior Advisor - Norges Vel
16:30 - 17:10 PANEL DEBATE + Q&A
17:15 End of Program


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Last Year Event
The topic of the last year event was Investing in Africa
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OSLO INNOVATION WEEK 2018
VENUE: Folk -Torggata 15 - Oslo
This event is arranged during Oslo Innovation Week.

Oslo Innovation Week brings forward new voices and innovation in action. We believe in not only talking about change, but actually changing the world we live in. We bring together speakers, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, startups and innovators from around the globe, and challenge them to solve problems, collaborate and drive sustainable change.

Contacts
VENUE: Folk -Torggata 15 - Oslo
+47 930 13 273
dede@pangeaaccelerator.com