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.

Upcoming events and trade missions

NABC Event

Doing Business in Niger

28th of October 2020 |

Companies that are active or interested in doing business in Niger are invited to join NABC’s webinar.

NABC Event

Online Workshop Integrated and Sustainable Ports Africa

13th of November 2020 | The Netherlands

The aims of the workshop are twofold:
To present and discuss the final outputs of the “Integrated and Sustainable Port D…

NABC Event

15 Consortia for 15 focus countries

16th of December 2020 | The Netherlands

We invite all NABC members to a webinar about our initiative: ’15 consortia for 15 focus countries’. Join th…

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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Latest media

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Life is returning to the new normal in many African countries

23rd of October 2020

While Europe and the US are combating a second wave of the Coronavirus, life in a number of African countries is normalising to an extent.

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NABC’s advice to parliament

6th of October 2020

NABC drafted a policy document for members of the Dutch parliament, regarding the future relationship between the Netherlands and Africa.

Trainings of farmers held in Kano, Nigeria

6th of October 2020

Over the past two months, our Seeds for Change programme organised two major trainings for farmers in Kano State, Nigeria.