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

15 Consortia for 15 Focus Countries

29th of September 2020 | The Netherlands

We invite all NABC members to a webinar about our initiative: ’15 consortia for 15 focus countries’. Join th…

NABC Event

African Talent and Diversity in the Workplace

6th of October 2020 | The Netherlands

Join our upcoming webinar on working with African talent and creating a diverse workplace on Tuesday 6 October 2020 from…

NABC Event

Managing Currency Risk in Africa

7th of October 2020 |

How might your business be exposed to currency volatility, and how should you deal with it? In this webinar, experts of…

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

Uganda latest country in East-Africa to reopen airport

21st of September 2020

The Ugandan president announced the country will reopen its airport on the 1st of October.

Remove barriers hindering trade with Sudan

1st of September 2020

The NABC calls on the international community to remove the remaining barriers that hinder doing business with Sudan.

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NABC member AfriSight BV awarded RVO project

17th of August 2020

Africa-focused digital data collection company AfriSight BV has won the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project awarded by The Netherlands E…