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 digital trade missions

NABC Event

#ChoosetoChallenge: The Impact of COVID-19 on Female Le…

23rd of March 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic put a cap on the usual flow of things however, the impact of the coronavirus was not felt evenly a…

NABC Event

Renewables: Taking off in Africa after COVID-19?

25th of March 2021 |

In countries around the globe, climate change has come back to the political agendas.  ‘Building back better’ is a widel…

NABC Event

Virtual Trade Mission to Senegal

14th of April 2021 |

Then take part in the virtual trade mission to Senegal from 14 to 16 April! Click here for the market study and value ch…

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 on 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

Second book of Ubuntopia series published

1st of March 2021

Balla and the Secret Source is the second book in a series published by Ubuntopia, a brand of NABC member GreenDreamCompany.

Member Spotlight

AVP: Ready for Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

16th of February 2021

Whether you are looking for equipment that can process vegetables at an industrial scale, or solution for cold storage of the  vegetables, NABC member…

News item

NABC pleased with new WTO leader Okonjo-Iweala

16th of February 2021

The NABC is enthusiastic about the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new leader of the WTO.