March 2022 Incoming Fact Finding Mission from Nigeria
The first post-covid trade mission from Africa to the Netherlands comprised a group of 30 policy makers and industry leaders from Nigeria with expertise in horticulture, circular economy, and energy transition. Accordingly, the participants were divided into 3 tracks, each of which engaged in matchmaking with Dutch companies and inspiring field days, including an expedition of the port of Rotterdam with the port’s hydrogen experts, as well as a visit to a floating solar park in Rotterdam.
February 2022 Virtual Scoping Mission to Nigeria (virtual)
The Virtual Scoping Mission to Nigeria was part of the MATCH programme and showcased business and investment opportunities in Nigeria’s Agriculture, Tech, and Renewable Energy sector for Dutch and Italian companies. In addition, the mission highlighted the potential of tapping into Nigeria’s talent pool to foster the inclusion of local presence and local expertise into Dutch workforces present in the country.
2020-2022 MATCH Hiring African Talents
A 3-year pilot project that facilitates the circular mobility of highly skilled talent from Nigeria and Senegal, to fill labour shortages in 4 EU member states, namely Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. MATCH is funded by the European Commission.