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. 

Home to over 200 million diverse people and a young population, Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Joins 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:

  • Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, Deputy Director General, Africa and the Middle East, 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, Exude
  • 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 NeuvotteleeHermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki in the REDI shopping centre in Kalasatama. The event will also be streamed to online participants.

This event will also feature a photo-art exhibition networking session. 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.

More information:

Sara Tabrizizadeh-Haavisto (she/her)

Programme Coordinator, International Affairs

Expert, Corporate Responsibility and Private Sector Collaboration

+358 50 563 8657

Deaconess Foundation

Alppikatu 2, 00530 Helsinki, Finland