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.

Webinars and virtual trade missions

Event

Poultry Africa

5th of October 2022 | Rwanda

Poultry Africa international Exhibition and Conference, powered by VIV Worldwide, is returning from the 5th till the 6th…

Event

Africa Business Club: Global Cyber Security Management

13th of October 2022 | Netherlands

How to manage your global cyber security? This question and many more will be answered by Kick-ICT: The Hague-based ICT…

Event

Supply and Demand? Optimising Labour Mobility Models fo…

1st of November 2022 | The Netherlands

As the pilot project MATCH – Hiring African Talents reaches the end of its implementation period, the Dutch team i…

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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Africa Insights Desk

Africa Insights Desk (A-ID) provides a range of consultancy services to assist private companies, governmental institutions and civil society organisations in their quest to set up business relations between the Netherlands and Africa.

Strategic programmes

MATCH: Hiring African Talents

MATCH is a 3-year initiative funded by the European Union (EU) aimed at providing highly skilled talents to private sector companies whose needs for qualified staff cannot be satisfied by the EU labour market. It connects skilled workers from Nigeria and Senegal to Dutch companies.

Dutch Africa Poultry Platform (DAPP)

The Dutch Africa Poultry Platform (DAPP) is a membership based platform for Dutch companies interested in the African poultry sector. The DAPP enables Dutch companies and knowledge institutions to cooperatively explore the sector and to promote the Dutch poultry sector in Africa.

Impact Cluster Seeds 4 Change (S4C) Nigeria

Since 2019, NABC and six NABC members are implementing a 3-year programme called Seeds for Change (S4C). You can download the brochure here. S4C increases access to improved vegetable seeds (hybrids) and has introduced modern farming techniques to over 100 farmers in Kano, northern Nigeria.

Latest media

Member Spotlight

‘If Something Looks Too Good To Be True, It Usually Is’

26th of September 2022

Michiel Hillen, founder of EMSA Emerging Market Africa, has given advice to dozens of companies that want to invest in expanding their business in Afr…

Member Spotlight

What Goes Around Comes All The Way Back Around

14th of September 2022

NABC member and winner of the 2019 ‘Doing Business in Africa’ award, Closing the Loop (CTL), has turned the global e-waste problem into an opportunity…

Member Spotlight

Hard Work Pays Off: Contract for Dijkstaal in Guinea

30th of August 2022

After nearly a decade of negotiations and numerous visits to Conakry, a deal was signed to supply 5 bridges to Guinea. NABC member Dijkstaal Internati…