About AB-NET

The African Business Promotion Support Network (AB-NET) was established as a portal website through public-private partnership in order to contribute to the promotion of private sector-led growth in Africa, which is the key theme of TICAD V, by enhancing business partnership between Japan and Africa.

Basic information about AB-NET

The objectives of establishment

AB-NET was established to make information that will help promote African business widely available for Japanese enterprises and entrepreneurs who are engaging in or interested in business in/with Africa. This website is a portal website that was established through public-private partnership, and is managed by the network with the same name “African Business Promotion Support Network.” In this portal website, we provide various information regarding African business.

– On the Creation of the African Business Promotion Support Network 

Information on this website

We present information that supports African business on this website. The information is contributed by associations and organizations engaging in African business promotion. The information will be organized by time series, theme, countries and organizations that provide information.

– Details and Policy on Theme-by-Theme Information 

Information providers

We basically upload information contributed by associations and organizations that agree to continuously undertake to provide information regarding Africa for this portal website.

Each organization offering us information has its own page on this website. On each webpage, all information submitted by an organization as well as external links to its related websites will be displayed.  We also welcome individual submission, especially the introduction of new enterprises doing business in Africa, on-the-spot report from the field, and information for Surveys, Analyses and Papers on African Economies and Business. Moreover, we will also appreciate submissions for Photo Gallery and business matching.

– Request for posting information in AB-NET

Access to the information

All the information on this website is available to anyone. By signing up for our E-mail Newsletter, you can not only receive messages about the latest news and updates of our website regularly, but also can join  our own information network. We will also offer seminar/events information, information query and business matching information through our E-mail Newsletter.

– Subscribe  (as for now, only provided in Japanese)


The African Development Bank External Representation Office for Asia created and is currently in charge of managing this portal site.

We contact organizations for information, edit and upload provided information and issue E-mail Newsletter.

– Inquiry

Updating List of Japanese enterprises engaged in African business

To contribute to the development and amplification of African business community, we edited and published “List of Japanese Enterprises Engaged in African Business”  in June 2014.

This List only shows information which is already published, officially provided by enterprises or treated as common knowledge. Non-public information is not presented.

The List will be sequentially updated. Please contact Ms. Umemoto if there are any new, additional, unrenewed or wrong information.


Africa Business Partners

Yukari UMEMOTO (Ms.)

+81- (0) 80-5078-6411

yukari.umemoto @ abp.co.jp