Who We Are

Background

Approximately 100 companies of Dutch origin and 50 Dutch-Uganda partnerships operate in Uganda, engaging in a diverse range of business activities. Within this context, several founding organisations came together and formed a business platform that actively lobbies and advocates for the interests of these companies. In 2014 the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda officially launched the Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform (NUTIP).

NUTIP is a Ugandan association that harnesses the economic power of cooperation between Dutch and Ugandan entrepreneurs. NUTIP is governed by a voluntary board and is proud to have the Dutch ambassador, His Excellency Henk Jan Bakker, as its patron. Through its members and connections to Dutch and Ugandan government institutions, it has a strong network and ability to provide support to both Ugandan and Dutch businesses.

VISION
To act as a catalyst in the growth of businesses in Uganda by contributing to productivity and innovativeness.

MISSION
To provide a platform for stakeholders to promote and contribute to an improved business climate that fosters competitiveness.

NUTIP Objectives

Bring together businesses from the Netherlands and Uganda to promote common private sector investment interests.
Work as a one-stop centre for information about the investment environment with regard to opportunities, research, challenges, policy briefings and matchmaking. We expect large companies to mentor SMEs to success.
Create market linkages between the Netherlands and Uganda.
Promote a good working relationship between private sector communities in the two countries and, when possible, develop Europe-Uganda relations.
Act as a precursor to the establishment of chambers of commerce by the Netherlands as well as Europe as a whole.