Why join the NBF

Doing business in Africa is challenging and without knowledge of the economic, political and business environment, many companies are reluctant to pursue African markets. The NBF is the premier African business foundation which assists both the public and private sector to form viable partnerships which have commercial, investment and developmental outcomes. The NBF builds and manages fruitful relationships across five key focus areas to enable such collaboration.

As a non-profit company, this is achieved with the support of members in their areas of interest.

Member benefits

  • Access to events

The NBF hosts events, on its own or jointly, that provide members and stakeholders with insights into developments in Africa within NEPAD key thematic or focus areas.

  • Research and information

The NBF provides research and information to members within its key focus areas. Such information provides members with insight relating to their business activities and opportunities in countries and regions of interest to them. This information, which includes tracking tenders and projects, is provided in conjunction with strategic partners from the public and private sector.

  • Networking

We provide opportunities for members and stakeholders to relate and therefore, develop new relationships for their organisations. In this way, our members benefit by meeting government, development finance institutions, multi-lateral institutions, private sector peers and other stakeholders on a platform that facilitates collaboration.

  • Investment and commercial opportunities

We provide members information about tenders, projects, investment opportunities and commercial opportunities within our key focus areas. These opportunities are broad or specific to members holding higher tier membership. In addition, we provide connections and information across industry sectors in order to reduce the cost, time and risks related to exploring investment opportunities. The NBF also hosts investment information sessions and organises individual and group trade missions across Africa.

  • Developmental project management

We implement innovative projects in our key focus areas which promote private sector and developmental investment. Our projects focus on playing a facilitation role to remove barriers and enable public and private sector to achieve meaningful development impact alongside investment returns.

  • Policy advocacy and public sector relations

The NBF provides the private sector perspective and input to African governments and regional bodies relating to policy and regulatory environments. In this way, we encourage the development of a conducive investment and social environment.

  • Member profiling

The NBF provides a platform for members to highlight their business, community and developmental activities across the continent.

To access the wealth of opportunities in Africa, become a NEPAD Business Foundation member.


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