Africa Works! 2024 Recap

The resounding message of the 6th Africa Works! 2024 conference, themed ‘Africa’s Green Industrialisation/Made in Africa‘, emphasised that green industrialisation is imperative for Africa’s sustainable and inclusive growth. This event, held on April 23rd at the KIT in Amsterdam, underscored the necessity of value addition in African markets.

With over 330 attendees, including 15% African delegations and 75% private sector representatives, Africa Works! 2024 facilitated insightful discussions across six sector-focused sessions, covering circular food production, renewable energy, sustainable agro-logistics, and three country-specific sessions on Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Angola. The day’s programme delved into how Dutch and African private sectors can contribute to fostering a sustainable and inclusive future for the continent.

Visual Recap

All photos by Sabine van Nistelrooij. For the full visual recap visit NABC’s official Flickr page

The conference after movie is made by Robert Weijs of Africa Unlimited.


What does it take to move goods in Africa? by Ms. Anthe Vrijlandt, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, TradeMark Africa

Cold Chain Developments in Africa by Mr. Bas Hetterscheid, Manager Partnerships, Wageningen University & Research

Sustainable AgroLogistics Corridor Development by Mr. Jeroen Bos, Board Member and Programme Director at Flying Swans

Waste-reared Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Animal Feed and Soil Fertility by Dr. Somaya Naser El Deer, Researcher for Insects as Food and Feed and Project Leader at Wageningen University & Research

Strengthening Ghana’s Grain Market with the ‘Grains for Growth’ Programme by Ms. Mascha Middelbeek, Programme Director of the Value Chain Transformation Unit at IDH

Regenerative Agriculture: Feeding the crop or feeding the soil? by Mr. Michel de Voogd, Area Manager for East Africa of Den Ouden GrowSolutions

Conference Programme and Delegate Overview

Conference Partners

Conference Organiser

NABC is the leading Dutch networking organisation for trade and investment facilitation on the African continent.