‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award for Form international!

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The ‘Doing Business in Africa Award 2016’ has been awarded to Form international. The prestigious prize was awarded during the annual African Ambassadors Dinner on Thursday 15 December 2016 by the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC).

Form international is involved in sustainable reforestation of degraded areas in Ghana and Tanzania. In central Ghana, 20,000 hectares of degraded land is managed sustainably, almost 8,000 hectares have been replanted with teak for commercial purposes and indigenous species.

The three finalists were Form international, Closing the Loop and BIG Machinery. During the Award Ceremony at the Ambassadors Dinner, where 25 African countries were represented by their ambassadors, each of the nominated companies gave a short presentation and the audience then voted for the winner. Form international received 58% of the votes. CEO Paul Hol from Form international received the award from NABC’s Managing Director Irene Visser.

“I am very happy with this award and I see it as an encouragement to plant more trees”, said Paul Hol. “During the COP-21 Climate Summit in Paris in 2015, we committed ourselves to the targets of the African Union to reforest 100 million hectares, and I believe this is commercially feasible.”

NABC: sustainable forestry very important
NABC’s Managing Director Irene Visser is proud that Form international is this years’ winner. "Deforestation is one of the main challenges faced by the people of Africa. Form international's reforestation drive is having a large and important impact on the continent and we fully support their efforts."

About NABC
The Netherlands-African Business Council represents about 400 Dutch companies doing business with Africa. NABC organizes trade missions to African countries and receives visiting delegations. Every year NABC honours a member company for its excellent activities in Africa, by awarding the "Doing Business in Africa" Award, during the annual African Ambassadors Dinner. The Award brings Dutch companies into the spotlight that are transforming the African economy. The annual African Ambassadors Dinner was held at the Rabobank headquarters in Utrecht and provides the ideal networking platform for both African Ambassadors and representatives of the Dutch private sector to explore new connections and enhance existing business relations.

Form international will be featured in the upcoming NABC Magazine.