New Opportunities of Africa to Be Discussed in Oslo

UN Foundation Board members Gro Harlem Brundtland, Kofi Annan and Ted Turner will attend the opening session of the “New African Connections” High-level Conference, which will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Marble Hall at the offices of DnB NOR Bank in Oslo. The opening session will also feature an introduction by HRH Crown Prince Haakon.

Ted Turner will discuss public-private partnerships and the basis of the UN Foundation, Gro Harlem Brundtland will discuss innovation in health and its application in UN Foundation campaigns (including the mHealth Alliance and the Pledge Guarantee for Health), and Kofi Annan will discuss the African perspective on health issues and innovation in the field, as well as the present need on the continent.

“New African Connections – Opportunities when Finance, Technology and Healthcare meet”

Many African countries are now experiencing very fast economic growth. Both African and international players are coming to the conference to tell us how they reach new markets with new technology, especially within mobile technology, health and finance. The program can be found here.

The seminar starts with a high-level panel with Crown Prince Haakon, Kofi Annan, Ted Turner and Gro Harlem Brundtland, led by Einar Lunde, Tuesday 21 June at 15.00. Media is invited to cover the seminar. It is possible to make interview appointments with the speakers.

Key note speakers: Crown Prince Haakon, Kofi Annan, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ted Turner, Telenor, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, JamiiBora, Craft Silicon and others.DnB NOR, CARE, Norfund (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries), Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are hosts.

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