The Netherlands-African Business Council
The Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) is a non-profit organization, established in 1946 by a few Dutch companies to 'look after the interests of all Dutch companies which operate in or have commercial links with Africa'. Since then, the institute has grown into an intermediary that promotes and stimulates Dutch companies to invest and establish or increase business activities in Africa. NABC is an active organisation of Dutch entrepreneurs that do business in Africa and through their activities promote sustainable development of the African continent.
It is NABC's mission to be the main platform for the Dutch private sector active in Africa, as to strengthen economic relations between Africa and the Netherlands. NABC provides effective support for member firms that are or want to be active in Africa. The often negative image of Africa causes numerous Dutch firms to neglect thorough investigation of the tremendous business opportunities in the continent. In collaboration with African partners the NABC delivers effective promotion and utilization of economic opportunities in Africa, by:
1 Actively supporting firms with our dynamic network of Dutch and African business contacts;
2 Cooperating intensively with Dutch and African authorities and Chambers of Commerce;
3 Improving Africa's image as a trade and investment destination.
The strengthening of economic relations between the Netherlands and Africa, will lead to an increase of trade volume between the Netherlands and Africa as well as an increase of investments by Dutch businesses in Africa. An increase of trade and foreign investment will lead to higher overall investment levels in Africa, higher productivity, increased employment, and higher income levels. Moreover, through knowledge exchange associated with foreign direct investment, there is a positive effect on the development of the private sector in Africa, including the strengthening of corporate governance. Last but not least, the utilization of economic opportunities in Africa is beneficial for the Dutch economy and the international position of Dutch businesses.
Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC)
|Prinses Beatrixlaan 614
2595 BM The Hague
P.O. Box 93082
2509 AB The Hague
T: +31 (0)70 304 3618
F: +31 (0)70 304 3620