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

Botswana Trade and Investment Promotion Conference

13th of December 2022 | The Netherlands

The Netherlands-African Business Council in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in the Benelux in…

Event

New Year’s Reception 2023

20th of January 2023 | Netherlands

NABC’s New Year’s Reception of 2023 will take place on the 20th of January 2023 and serves, like every year,…

Trade Mission

Poultry Fact-Finding Mission to Senegal

6th of March 2023 | Senegal

In close cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Daka…

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

Solutions from Geo-Data for a Safe and Liveable World

22nd of November 2022

NABC member Fugro unlocks insights from Geo-data for solutions that contribute to a safe and liveable world. The world’s leading Geo-data specialist k…

Member Spotlight

It’s Electrifying! Nature’s Power to the People

26th of October 2022

NABC member Independent Energy satisfies one of Africa’s biggest market niche: autonomous energy sources. From their workshop and warehouse in Haarlem…

Member Spotlight

Pellets for People, Planet, and Profit

11th of October 2022

NABC member BioMassters helps Rwandan households transition from traditional cooking to a clean, safe, and affordable alternative. With a business bui…