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 200 member companies.

Events and Trade Missions

Trade Mission

Netherlands Trade Mission to Tunisia on Climate and Wat…

24th of June 2024 | Tunisia

Are you active in (climate- and water-smart) agriculture? Or do you work in agricultural water supply? And are you curio…

Event

Africa Expert Breakfast on South Africa Post-Election:…

25th of June 2024 | Netherlands

Join us on the 25th of June from 08:30 to 11:00 AM at Malietoren in The Hague for the second in-person Africa Expert Bre…

Trade Mission

The Netherlands Pavilion at the Sahara Expo in Egypt

14th of September 2024 | Egypt

The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) is organising a Netherlands Pavilion at the Sahara Expo in Egypt, alongs…

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.

Programmes

AgriBoost in the Sahel

The AgriBoost programme seeks to strengthen the horticulture and poultry sectors in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger by working with 60 successful, profitable, and innovative business champions.

Dutch Africa Poultry Platform

The Dutch Africa Poultry Platform (DAPP) is a membership based platform for Dutch companies interested in the African poultry sector.

Nana Benz Business Club

The Nana Benz Business Club (NBBC) supports and elevates women entrepreneurs through business community support and knowledge exchange.

Latest news

Event Report: Africa Expert Meeting on Egypt’s Macro Outlook Following a Turnaround in Liquidity in Q1-2024

22nd of May 2024

On the 16th of May, the Netherlands-African Business Council and Standard Chartered Bank organised the second Africa Expert Meeting on Egypt.

Member Spotlight

Mapping a Sustainable Future for Africa’s Water Security

19th of March 2024

NABC Member Acacia Water analyses and advises on the availability, access, and storage of clean, healthy, and safe water to foster long-term water sec…

Member Spotlight

Navigating Waves of Innovation: A Glimpse into Cornelder Holding’s Maritime Success

20th of February 2024

Cornelder Holding, a Dutch family-owned logistics maritime provider and NABC member, redefines the traditional norms of logistics maritime in Europe t…