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23 - 24 March

East African Community-Market size of 150 million people!

The Embassies of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda from the East African Community (EAC) together with the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC) have for the past four (4) years been organizing investment and business forums in Sweden.

The latest forums have been on promotion of business between Sweden and East Africa in Energy and Value added Agricultural Products.

The EAC-BIF 2017 will take place on 23-24th March 2017 in Stockholm. Building on experiences from past forums, this year's forum focuses on emerging and more cross cutting subject of "ICT based Solutions" with focus on MedTech for health care systems.

Participants of EAC-BIF 2018

  • Swedish and EAC Companies that offers or are interested in buying attractive ICT-solutions, IT product or ICT technologies for use
  • Government representatives
  • EAC Embassies accredited to Sweden
  • Trade organizations
  • Business Enterprises and Investors from the East African community
  • Business councils

Participants from EAC: All participants from the EAC are required to make contact with their Embassy in Scandinavia for more information. Each participant will have to take care of their own travel arrangements and accomodations in Stockholm. 

The Aim of the Forum/Business Conference

The aim of the Forum is to promote successful investments and trade opportunities in ICT based technologies/products for better livelihood. The forum will give an opportunity for business to business (B2B), Government to Government (G2G) and Government to Business (G2B) meetings to take place.

Lunch and refreshments: Lunches and refreshments will be served at the venue and are included in the participation fee.

Participation fee:   

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-SWEACC members: $ 100

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EAC – BUSINESS AND   INVESTMENT FORUM  21, 22.23rd March, 2018

       Kigali, Rwanda

08.30 - 10.15


Moderator, Åsa Jarskog, SSACC

08.30 - 09.30

Registration (Coffee & Tea)

at the venue United Spaces, Waterfront Klarabergsviadukten 63.

Exhibition of products and services by EAC and Swedish companies*

09.30 - 09.40

Welcoming Remarks

Mr Jan Furuvald

Chairman SWEACC

09.40 - 09.50

Keynote Speech

Karin Olofsdotter

Director General for Trade,

Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

09.50 - 10.05

The EAC market-current status and future opportunities

Senator Dr. Wilfred Gisuka Machage

Kenyan Senate, Chairman Healthcare Committee

10.05 - 10.15

Overview presentation of ICT/MedTech based solutions for HealthCare and Wellfare to East Africa

Mr Hans Winberg

Acting CEO of SWECARE and

General Secretary at

Leading Health Care Foundation

10.15 - 10.45

Networking Break

10.45 - 12.30


Moderator Åsa Jarskog

10.45 - 11.10

Presentation of Med-Tech solutions, part 1: Transforming healthcare delivery by using drones

Helena Samsioe


Founder & CEO

11.10 - 11.30

Presentation of Med-Tech solutions, part 2: Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Michael Nahashon

Cenvigo AB

Business Development Manager

11.30 - 11.50

Presentation of Med-Tech solutions, part 3: Block-chain based products and services, examples from Sweden

Ludvig Öberg

Cromaway AB


11.50 - 12.10

Presentation of Med-Tech solutions, part 5: Distance diagnostic within Radiology and Pathology

Dr. Hans Billing

TeleMedicine Clinic


12.10 - 12.30

Presentation of Med-Tech solutions, part 6. EAC Demands, Proposals and Solutions

H.E. Dr. Diane Gashumba

Minister of Health, Rwanda

12.30 - 13.00

Q & A with Panel

All session Part 2 speakers in Panel

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

At the venue

14.00 - 15.30



14.00 - 14.15

ICT in Health Care in Burundi


14.15 -14.30

ICT in Health Care in Kenya


14.30 -14.45

ICT in Health Care in South Sudan


14.45 -15.00

ICT in Health Care in Tanzania - The Case of Referral Hospitals and Medical Supplies in Tanzania

1. Dr. G. Massenga, Director, KCMC

2. Dr. H. Yambazi, ICT Manager, KCMC

3. Dr. J. Katanga, Ocean Road Cancer Inst.

4. Mr. Pascal Bilali - Medical Stores Dept.

15.00- 15.15

ICT in Health Care in Uganda



Q and A

Speaker above in Panel

1530 -1600

Coffee and networking break

16.00 - 17.00


Moderator Åsa Jarskog

1600 – 16.15

Brief remarks and conclusions by Heads of Missions from the EAC region accredited to Sweden in Panel

Heads of Missions

Ambassador of Kenya to Sweden and Dean of EAC Community to Sweden

H.E. Dr Joe Sang

Ambassador of Rwanda to Sweden

H.E. Christine Nkulikiyinka

Ambassador of Tanzania to Sweden

H.E. Dora  Mmari Msechu

Ambassador of Uganda to Sweden

H.E. Zaake Wanume Kibedi

16.15 - 16.20

Closing Remarks

Mr Jan Furuvald

Chairman of SWEACC

16.20 - 16.25

Closing of Day 1 Forum

H.E Dr. Joe Sang

Ambassador of Kenya and Dean of EAC Ambassadors to Sweden

16.25 - 17.00

Mingle session

EAC & Swedish companies

All participating companies, guests and hosts

24 March

Study Visits and BtoB meetings

SWEACC Staff and Volunteers


Pick up at hotel by respective EAC mission vehicles for transport to

Embassies’ Duty vehicles


SPIDER, the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, focus on Med-Tech.

Presenter: Katja Sarajeva

 Address: Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista


Transport to Sköndal

Embassies’ Duty vehicles


Lunch at the Canteen of the REMEO Clinic or nearby,

To be covered by participants.


REMEO Clinic rehabilitation after difficult operations, lung capacity rehabilitation

Presenter: Dr. Kajsa Giesecke, MD and Head of Clinic

Address: Thorsten Levenstams v. 4, Sköndal,


Transport to United Spaces or delegates’ hotels

Embassies’ Duty vehicles


BtoB meetings, as organised by delegates


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Joseph K. SANG

Ambassador of Kenya to the Nordic Countries

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Jan Furuvald

SWEACC Chairman

A specialist in business strategy, in managing organizational changes and in business development processes. Track record and experience comes from working with large global corporations as well as independent companies in the Nordics, Europe and Africa.

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Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko

The Secretary General of the East African Community

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Helena Samsioe

Helena Samsioe Founder & CEO GLOBHE

Helena is the CEO and Founder of GLOBHE, transforming healthcare delivery by using drones. Through her work for GLOBHE Helena works together with world-leading drone companies, medtech providers, hospitals, universities, governments and international organizations to transform health systems and supply chains. Helena has worked in different managerial roles in the United States, Scandinavia and in Sub Saharan Africa. She has been part of developing and implementing innovative solutions and strategies in the health, technology and finance sector on a global scale. She has also worked for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in terms of supporting the Africa Department in global health reform programs. Helena has a M.A. in International Humanitarian Action with a focus on Public Health in Emergencies and a B.A. in International Management with a focus on Supply Chain Management.

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Michael Nahashon

Cenvigo AB Business Development Manager

Presentation of Michael Nahashon

I was born in Kenya but I have been living in Sweden for the last 17,5 years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Sustainable development and another Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management.

In my latest Masters, I conducted my thesis in Kenya with the following heading: Identifying barriers and drivers in the establishment of eHealth platform in Kenya: A field study of diabetes management at Kenyan hospitals

The purpose of the thesis was to identify the barriers (services and or factors that blocks motivation of eHealth adoption and usage) and drivers (services and or factors that provides motivation of eHealth adoption and usage) in the establishment of an eHealth platform in Kenya to improve diabetes management. The Archdiocese of Nairobi agreed for partnership after interviewing five of their nationwide hospitals. 

Currently, I work as a COO and Business development manager at Cenvigo AB, which is an IT company that designs, develops and implements digital health tools for people living with chronic diseases. My assignments vary a lot. It’s my responsibility to strategically identify and map entries to new markets for our products. Our current objective is to enter the Eastern African market to provide digital health tools for monitoring and disease prevention. To start with our target group will be diabetic patients since the disease is increasing and contributing to mortality, which can be easily prevented. By taking the advantage of the booming IT development in East Africa, we will be able to digitally provide quality and affordable healthcare to millions of people.



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Åsa Jarskog

President of Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce

Åsa is specialized in business development and international trade. She has more than 25 years of experience from 34 African countries, including the EAC-region, within Private Sector Development. Åsa started her international career outside Sweden within the UN-system (International Trade Centre, UNCTAD, ILO and UNIDO) and the World Economic Forum. Åsa is now based in Stockholm and work as a freelance consultant, and among other positions she is Founder and President of Global Leadership for Sustainable Development.  Åsa holds a Master Degree in International Business Management and Economics. Åsa has moderated several high level conferences and workshops in the field of Enterprise Development.

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Dr. Hans Billing

TeleMedicine Clinic Founder

Dr. Hans Billing has been involved in tele radiology both as a user and as a provider during the last thirty years. Dr Billing has always strongly believed in the potential of tele radiology and how it can effectively be exploit. “My ambition is to be able to integrate tele radiology into the daily work of radiology departments, to help increase productivity and to create better professional working conditions for radiologists."

Dr. Hans Billing is responsible for quality assurance at TMC. One of today’s leading MRI specialists in Europe, he has been invited to speak at several national and international congresses.

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Mr Hans Winberg

Acting CEO of SWECARE and General Secretary at Leading Health Care Foundation

Hans Winberg was the driving force in the foundation of Leading Health Care, a not-for-profit and research based think tank. He is a boundary spanner that has dedicated his life to understanding and implementing major shifts within life science and especially their impact on policy, governance and organization of healthcare systems. Having been a long time member of the Swecare foundation, he is now acting CEO during 2017.

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Dr. Diane Gashumba

Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda

Dr. Diane Gashumba is the Rwandan Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda since October 4, 2016. From Mach 29, 2016, she served as the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, she is a paediatrician by profession bringing 17 years’ experience in global maternal, new-born and child health with focus to gender issues. She has a strong management and clinical experience especially in managing maternal, new born and child health programs, including 3 years as director of two districts hospitals and for the last six years she has worked with USAID funded project as Senior Team leader for quality and as Deputy Chief of Party, for a $ 57.3 USAID funded project (RFHP) focusing on improving the quality of and access to services in maternal, child and new born health, family planning, reproductive health, HIV, nutrition , malaria and Gender equality in 23 out of 30 districts in Rwanda.

Strategist at building capacity and improving quality within the Rwandan Health system, she has led the design and implementation of the baseline assessment and, midterm evaluation of the quality of MNCH care in 6 districts in Rwanda in 2015. Skilled expert in quality improvement including supporting implementation of clinical QI activities and initiatives. She has participated to various surveys and abstracts such as the health seeking behaviors of pregnant women, Immunitum study, and integration of HIV services into MCH, assessment of available equipment in health facilities in Rwanda.

Former President of the National Women Council, she is bringing a strong experience in empowering women through initiation of income generating activities, Gender related policy elaboration such as the Gender based violence policy, the Early childhood development policy, the sexual, adolescent and reproductive health policy among others.

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Mr Ludvig Öberg

The co-Founder of Safello, Swedish Bitcoin Association and Satoshi Square Stockholm.

Ludvig is the co-Founder of Safello, Swedish Bitcoin Association and Satoshi Square Stockholm. One of Swedish Business Magazin; Veckans Affärers top 101 Supertalents of 2016!

 Ludvig has worked and experienced more than five years with Blockchain technology, even to a large extend improved the possibility for Bitcoin to be established as a currency. He has several assignements for large corporations like Telia Company, Kairos Future, Safello and ChromaWay. Educating, developing partnerships, strategies and new business areas within Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Ludvig is continuously looking for new and interesting project to join or support.

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EAC Embassies to the Nordic Countries