Lets Talk about DRC

International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) arranges member events called “Lets Talk about…” where members of the International Council of Swedish Industry meet, inspire, discuss and solve sustainability matters.

One of the richest countries in natural resources, the DRC ( Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a force to be reckoned with. The DRC is the second largest in country in the continent. With 77 million inhabitants the DRC is the fourth most-populated nation in Africa after Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt.

The DRC has had its fair share of political instability and still lack infrastructure. In January 2019, Félix Tshisekedi was sworn in as president after 18 years of Joseph Kabila’s presidency, with promises to tackle the many challenges including alleviating poverty and improving security and access to education, health and infrastructure.

On June 17th Ambassador Henric Råsbrant, Embassy of Sweden in Kinshasa and Mr. Djo Moupondo, local business leader, CEO at Sodeico Development and local entrepreneur shared their thoughts on the recent political and economic development and future perspectives with members of the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR)

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