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Online 13.4.2021

Nordic Private Sector Market Dialogue - Kick-Off with the United Nations/UNOPS

Please register for the kick off and indicate your interest in the regional workshops no later than April 9, 2021


Further information

Ms. Marjukka Holopainen-Rainio
Project Manager, Developing Markets Platform
Humanitarian Crisis Relief & Recovery / United Nations Procurement
Mobile: +358 50 571 0038
marjukka.holopainen-rainio (at)

Ms. Lotta Eiroma
Manager, Delegations
Mobile: +358 40 716 2628
lotta.eiroma (at)

Developing Markets Platform at Business Finland together with the Nordic countries and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will arrange a series of deep-diving online workshops, where the aim is to bring private sector companies in direct dialogue with UNOPS related to different geographical areas, and with challenges that these areas are facing currently. The series of workshops will be kicked-off with an introductory session on 13 April at 13:00-15:00 EET (12:00-14:00 CET).

The focus of the Kick-Off session is:

  • To allow UNOPS explain the different ways it works with the private sector
  • To introduce the companies what the following regional sessions have to offer

The Kick-Off offers valuable information of the context, stakeholders and tools available in the program, as well as gives insights into UNOPS’ network and tools available for the private sector, e.g. Possibilities Portal, GIC Network and Innovation.


The price for attending the kick-off session is EUR 135 per company (includes up to 3 participants).

Regional workshops

Later this spring companies have the possibility to attend regional workshops to discuss challenges related to for example health technology, water, waste management, solutions within infrastructure, design consultancy services, and construction work, especially related to green technology and sustainable solutions in East Africa, Asia and Western Balkans.

In these three sessions a select number of companies will gain knowledge and understanding on the needs in these areas as well as have an opportunity to pitch their solutions at 1-2-1 meetings with UNOPS. Please indicate in the registration to the kick-off your interest for the regional workshops.

Read more about the regional workshops