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

VIV Europe 2022

31st of May 2022 | The Netherlands

From the 31st of May-2nd of June 2022, VIV Europe is returning to the Jaarbeurs Exhibition Center in Utrecht, the Nether…

Event

Africa Works! 2022 Innovation for Resilient Growth

28th of June 2022 | The Netherlands

NABC’s flagship conference Africa Works! will be held for the fifth time on the 28th of June in Amare, The Hague.

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BIOFACH 2022

26th of July 2022 | Germany

The Madagascar Truly Authentic pavilion is returning to the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, BIOFACH, taking…

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

Cleverly Combined: Transport, Construction, Heavy Lifting, and More

17th of May 2022

The key to successfully doing business in Africa? Diversity and the constant search for new opportunities - a strategy that NABC member, Jacob Lawren…

Member Spotlight

Connecting Companies Across Continents

3rd of May 2022

Trade missions to and from Africa are essential for doing business in Africa. One company managing business travel to and from the continent is ATG Tr…

Business

NABC Welcomes an Incoming Poultry Delegation from Côte d’Ivoire

21st of April 2022

On the 20th of May, NABC gave a presentation to a high-level delegation of seven public and private sector professionals from Côte d’Ivoire who came t…