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

Webinar: Business Opportunities in Lusophone Africa

10th of February 2022 |

Join our first webinar on Business Opportunities in Lusophone Africa, taking place on Thursday the 10 February 2022 from…

Trade Mission

Virtual Scoping Mission to Nigeria

17th of February 2022 |

Nigeria’s large supply of arable yet largely unfarmed land, and growing number of tech hubs, provide immense opportuniti…

Trade Mission

Sourcing Mission to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

8th of March 2022 | Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

Dutch companies are invited to join a fruit sourcing mission to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, from the 8th until the 17th 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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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

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Warning: NABC e-mail compromised

23rd of December 2021

Please DO NOT OPEN any emails from NABC staff members that look suspicious.

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NABC Offices Closed

21st of December 2021

From the 27th of December 2021 to the 31st of December 2021, the NABC offices will be closed.

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Botswana is Full of Investment Opportunities

20th of December 2021

Located in the central part of southern Africa, Botswana is a land full of opportunities. The NABC is honoured to have partnered with the Botswana Emb…