Norwegian African Business Association (NABA)

Nordic African Business Summit Intro Africa

Better Business Together

NABA is the most relevant network for Norwegian companies working in African markets. NABA promotes Norwegian member companies in Africa, African business opportunities in Norway and advocates for more, better and safer business collaboration between Norway and African countries.

NABA is built on a solid foundation and was founded on September 20th, 2012 by the NHO, Virke, Norfund, Statoil, Yara, Nortura, DLA Piper, NR, Jotun AS, Astrium Services, Innovation Norway, Aqua Unique, Belief AS, Green Energy Group, MRI and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.

As a member of the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) NABA is linked to more than 4000 European companies present on the African continent.

NABA offers a unique network for Norwegian companies present in African markets and provides contacts to businesses already established in Africa. NABA sets up small and large-scale business missions, linking relevant decision makers and stakeholders. Through strategic partners, NABA assists with recruitment and local content strategies when operating in African markets.

Information & Analysis
NABA is an information hub for knowledge and analysis about new African markets through reports, expert meetings, seminars and conferences.An up to date newsfeed shares relevant business news from the African continent with market information and investment opportunities from our Norwegian, European and African partners.

NABA offers advisory on juridical and anti-corruption issues, corporate citizenship strategies, cultural knowledge, and insights on political risk and sector analysis.

NABA offers members strategic advocacy services towards Norwegian and African governments. NABA is also a resource centre for Norwegian media who would like to focus on the new Africa. NABA is connected to the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) networks and other strategic partners.

Representation of interests
Representation of the interests of members towards Norwegian public authorities and other organizations engaged in Norwegian-African affairs.

Strategic advice & consultancies
Get access to the NABA expert resource (in-house and through our extensive network) on topics like investments, political risk and CSR

NABA currently has 144 member companies operating in 44 African countries. Sectors include: oil and gas, renewable energy, agribusiness, finance, tourism, shipping, fishery and real estate.

NABA membership gives access to information, knowledge transfer, strategic advice and up to date Information about trends, developments, opportunities, tenders, subsidies, publications and surveys concerning Africa. 

NABA regularly arranges seminars, conferences, workshops, and expert meetings in Norway and abroad and the annual Nordic-African Business Summit 2020, The Nordic-African Business Summit is the Nordic region’s leading business conference focusing exclusively on African markets.

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