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

Agricultural sector trade mission to Harvest Money Expo…

19th of February 2024 | Uganda

Are you active in the agricultural sector? And are you curious about the opportunities and possibilities of doing busine…

Event

Africa Works! 2024 “Africa’s Green Industri…

23rd of April 2024 | The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the NABC’s flagship conference Africa Works! will take place on the 23rd of April at the Royal…

Event

Zambia-Netherlands Business Forum 2024

28th of May 2024 | Netherlands

The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Brussels have united to pre…

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

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…

Member Spotlight

Transforming Lives, Economy, and the Environment with African Artisans

23rd of January 2024

Once upon a time, in the heart of Kenya, two brothers, Nicholas and Michael Ninaber van Eijben, stumbled upon a unique opportunity that would change t…

Agriculture

A Learning Journey to Benin Republic with the HortiNigeria Program

19th of January 2024

On December 17, 2023, the HortiNigeria team facilitated a Learning Visit to Benin Republic, accompanied by key partners. Notably, Fauziyya Sadiq repre…