PANGEA AFRICA TECH SUMMIT 2018
25 - 26. 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.
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.
Panels
&
Workshops
2 days of concentrated experience with new solutions
200
guests

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

Experts from different countries and disciplines are invited to share their experiences.
Summit Highlights
September 25 - 26 September 2018
09:00 - 11:00
09:00 - 11:00
DAY 1

Plenary I - Reaching The Next Billions
How can we increase exports of green solutions, get Norwegian companies to expand their operations to the African market, and increase Norway's competitiveness?
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Fireside Stage: Entrepreneurship and innovation in Digital Africa
How can we build a pipeline that train the next generation of African entrepeneurs?
12:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Network
Network Lunch
13:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 15:00
DESIGN THINKING & OPEN SPACE WORKSHOPS


OPEN SPACE WORKSHOP: Aid and Startup talent

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP: Fintech & Impact Village
15:00 - 16:00
15:00 - 16:00
Network Break


Power Networking
16:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 17:00
Fireside Stage: How do we use aid as catalyst in training startup talents
Perspectives from Fintech & Impact workshop


Perspectives from Aid & Startup talent workshop: Understanding critical success factors for African start-ups
20:00-23:00
20:00-23:00
Network Dinner: Meet The Power house of Africa
Are you a Nordic startup or SME looking to enter the African market? Join our investor and partnership dinner, and network with the right crowd. Network with leading entrepreneurs and investors from the continent.
09:00 - 11:00
09:00 - 11:00
DAY 2
Plenary II: Disruptive Aid: What´s all the fuzz about?
How can we use aid as catalyst for job creation? Join us in the conversation toward the future of aid.
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Plenary III - The Norwegian Trademark
How can we increase exports of the Norwegian Trademark, get Norwegian companies to expand their operation to the African market, and increase Norway's competitiveness?
12:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
Netwok Lunch
13:00 – 15:00
13:00 – 15:00
Design Thinking Workshops
Healthcare & Tech

Aquaculture

Agriculture & Tech

Green Solution
15:00 - 16:00
15:00 - 16:00
Fireside Stage
Healthcare & Tech

Aquaculture

Agriculture & Tech

Green Solution
16:00 - 16:30
16:00 - 16:30
NETWORK BREAK

16:30 - 17:30
16:30 - 17:30
DEBATE & CLOSING REMARKS


Join Our Open Space Workshops

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.
How should Norway position itself as a relevant actor towards the world´s fastest and youngest economy?
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.
WORKSHOP: HEALTHCARE & TECH






WORKSHOP: AGRICULTURE & TECH




WORKSHOP: GREEN SOLUTIONS





WORKSHOP: AQUACULTURE





Last Year Event
The topic of the last year event was Investing in Africa
SUMMIT PARTNERS
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.koesah@pangeaaccelerator.com