Why Namibia?

History: Pioneering multisectoral history with Finland, celebrating 150 years of cooperation next year. Strong roots of trust based on missionary work as well as academic co-operation in education, health care sector and other areas.

Demand: Middle-income country, with increasing demand for advanced engineering skills. Young people are motivated to learn and to develop themselves and the society as a whole.

Effortlessness: Well working society with low level of corruption (4th best in Africa) and high level of security. Inspiring environment to work in, people have similar values and trust base which makes co-operation easy.

Gateway: Southern Africa has market potential of 300 million people in the following nearby countries: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini (also known as Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique,  South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia itself.

Africa is home of the next billion internet users, with potential to reach scale which is not possible anywhere else in the world. All the Africa related challenges / opportunities are present in Namibia, in a scaled-down and accessible way. Here it is possible to design concrete pilots in real life conditions.