Confidence in African Business

Welcome to the Netherlands-African Business Council. We contribute to an Africa that is economically thriving and globally competitive in trade and investment. Our focus is on building consortia with Dutch companies that jointly enter the market, while developing the local private sector with local partners in our 15 focus countries. We do this in close cooperation with our 250 member companies.

Upcoming events and trade missions

NABC Event

Digital Africa Business Days

15th and 16th of December |

Digital Africa Business Days is the largest digital business forum for sustainable trade and investment between the Neth…

NABC Event

15 Consortia for 15 focus countries

16th of December 2020 | The Netherlands

We invite all NABC members to a session about our initiative: ’15 consortia for 15 focus countries’ at the b…

NABC Event

Virtual Matchmaking Event: MATCH & Meet African Ta…

16th of December 2020 | The Netherlands

NABC and IOM the Netherlands invite you to join the Virtual Matchmaking Event: MATCH & Meet African Talent on 16 Dec…

Economic growth in Africa

At NABC, we strongly believe that the private sector is the engine for economic growth in Africa. We welcome you to join one of our upcoming business events or trade missions and invite you to become part of the NABC community. Similarly, we also encourage companies from the 54 diverse African nations to explore the benefits of doing business with the Netherlands.

Our focus countries

The NABC has played an instrumental role in developing the ‘Africa Strategy‘ for the Dutch private sector, that was handed over to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in November 2019. The strategy was developed in close cooperation with employers’ federations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland and other partners such as FMO, NLinBusiness, DECP and PUM. For the upcoming years, a lot of our efforts will be geared towards consortium building for the 15 focus countries identified in the Africa Strategy to structurally and sustainably strengthen the economic relations with Africa.

Please click on the country of your interest for country specific information, including an overview of the NABC’s past activities. For questions, make sure to reach out to the assigned NABC country specialists.

In addition to endorsing the Africa Strategy, we also carry out a wide range of activities focused on other African countries. The past years, NABC has been particularly active in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, as you can read in our track record.

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Latest media

Members of Parliament embrace ‘15 consortia for 15 focus Countries’ but minister stops short

19th of November 2020

MP’s of the ruling coalition in the Netherlands today called on Minister Sigrid Kaag for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to carry out the ‘1…

“Travel to African Countries should be possible”

6th of November 2020

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Dutch Political Parties share their views on Africa

4th of November 2020

In this week full of election fever around the globe, we look back at a remarkable political debate in the Netherlands. On October 28th, all Dutch pol…