About NEPAD Business Foundation

The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is a non-profit organisation that champions and coordinates development programmes, projects and initiatives from inception to implementation through public and private sector partnerships for the economic development of Africa.

Through signed MoU’s with the African Union, NEPAD Agency and the SADC Secretariat, among others, the NBF and its public-private sector stakeholders are able to implement interventions that complement the development efforts by governments’ across the continent. The NBF is the interim Secretariat of the SADC Business Council and the Strategic Water Partners Network.

Our 20-year journey

The NBF was founded in 2002 when Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki tasked our Founding Chairman, Dr. Reuel Khoza to mobilise businesses to promote sustainable socio-economic development in Africa. 20 years later, we remain committed to improving the state of the region through implementing sustainable business initiatives in trade facilitation, climate action or green transition and digital transition.

Focus Areas

Trade facilitation

Trade facilitation

• SADC Business Council • Health and Pharmaceutical Value Chains • Strategic Trade Corridors • Agriculture Value Chains
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Green transition

Green transition

• Supporting Southern Africa reach its NDCs • Water Security / Resilience • Road to Rail Revitalisation • Circular Economy
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Digital transition

Digital transition

• Digital Working Group
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Latest News

Latest Publication and Report

NBF Integrated Report 2022

The NEPAD Business Foundation’s 2022 Integrated Report provides an overview of the organisation’s operational, social, financial and environmental performance in a single report. Initiated in 2012, the report highlights outputs and the associated outcomes in a way that outlines the value that the NBF delivers to members and stakeholders. Kindly click here to download an electronic version of the publication.

NEPAD Business Foundation is the Secretariat of the SADC Business Council (SADC BC) and Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN)

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