What SABA Does

SABA’s objective is to help deliver tangible commercial outputs which are beneficial to African countries and Scottish companies and institutions by making it easier for both sides to execute opportunities. We will work closely with members, African Governments and our Partners and local network to help identify, research and define specific opportunities and potential funding options. The SABA team and its network of Partners and local contacts are all proven professionals and can be available to support throughout the business development process and beyond.

SABA was established based on feedback from both African governments that the UK was too large and fragmented to allow easy engagement with potential trade and investment partners, and from Scottish business and institutions that opportunities were difficult to identify and perceived as too risky. Given the specific African sectoral needs and Scotland’s strengths and capabilities in these sectors, we believe that a targeted approach can be a win-win for both Africa and Scotland. Such sectors include Energy (Power, Oil & Gas and Renewables), Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Fintech and others.

The Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA) is a not for profit, independent, trade and export focussed organisation financed by membership fees, sponsorship and event surpluses, with all excess funds reinvested to promote our members’ interests.

Upcoming Events

North African Heads of Mission Meeting Expected Q2 2020

Following the success of the African Heads of Mission Meeting in September 2018, which concentrated on Sub-Saharan Africa, SABA will host the Ambassadors and trade teams of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt in Edinburgh for two days of meetings...

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Renewable Energy Conference Q3 2020

Together with partners from industry and academia, SABA will be hosting the Scotland Africa Renewable Energy conference in Glasgow. With renewable energy expected to make up half of all Africa’s power generation by 2040,

Francophone Africa Oil & Gas Meeting Q4 2020

With Francophone Africa’s oil and gas sectors growing rapidly, the governments of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon will attend a 2-day programme in Aberdeen in October. With demand for expertise across the supply chain