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Webinar 16.11.2022

Opportunities in EU-financed Team Europe Initiatives in Kenya

Venue: Teams

At 10:00 EET Helsinki

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration via the link below.


Further information

Juha Miikkulainen
Sr. Director, Region Middle East and Africa, Business Finland
juha.miikkulainen (at)

Jyrki Härkki
Sr. Specialist, Finland’s Permanent Representation to EU (MFA), Brussels   
jyrki.harkki (at)

In the EU’s new Africa strategy, there is a strong focus in Africa and cooperation between EU Member States. EU has allocated at least 30 billion € for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa for the next 7 years. Big part of the programming will take place in so called Team Europe Initiatives (TEIs), meaning that Member States can participate in the programming (i.e. planning of the projects) and financing. As a member State, we have good visibility in the upcoming projects, especially in countries like Kenya where Finland has strong presence.

One of the most lucrative countries in Africa to do business is Kenya. Digitalization, human development and green transition are priority sectors in Kenyan country strategy. European Union is also supporting Kenya in these sectors.

Please, join us to hear what kind of opportunities EU’s Team Europe Initiatives provide to companies in Kenya.


Opening by Jyrki Härkki, Finland’s Permanent Representation to the EU

Country strategy of Kenya (Multi-annual Indicative Programme), by EUD

Team Europe Initiative Digitalization Kenya, with a focus on private sector and investments (blending), by EUD

Team Europe Initiative Green Transition Kenya, with a focus on private sector and investments (blending), by EUD

Implementing EU funded projects – sharing of experiences (by a private sector company that has successfully collaborated with the EU)


Observations from the Embassy by Otto Stenius, embassy of Finland, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing the seminar

Speakers for European Delegation (EUD) to Kenya include Robert Backlund, Counsellor Team Europe and Joint Programming. He will be accompanied by Adolfo Cires Alonso, Deputy Head of Green Growth and Livelihoods, Programme Manager Finance and Private Sector Development.