African Business Guide
Internet Sources: BUSINESS AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
A selective list of links to the homepages of national and international
trade and other professional associations focused on private investment
in the African region.
- ACP Business Climate
The ACP Business Climate promotes linkages and collaboration
among ACP private sector actors and their EU business partners
in the formulation and implementation of ACP-EU cooperation
at national, sub-regional, regional and global levels;
The Africa Energy Forum is committed to supporting economic development and reducing in Africa through promoting investment in the Continent's
power, gas, renewable energy, and water sectors. The forum provides conferences, internet services, and information exchange.
The Africa Investment Forum promotes investment in
Africa's infrastructure sectors (other than energy and water)
through conferences and internet services. It also promotes
general investment in African countries and regions.
Business Roundtable (ABR)
Established in 1989, ABRT is an organization of prominent
businessmen and women in Africa who serve as emissaries to
the global business community as advocates for business opportunities
- Business Council Europe-Africa-Mediterranean
BCEAM represents more than 1500 European Union firms
engaged in economic activity in North Africa and in the sub-Saharan
- Center for International
Private Enterprise (CIPE)
CIPE is a Washington-based organization that promotes
democratic consolidation, private enterprise and market-oriented
economic reform around the globe. The Forum on Economic Freedom
is the online information service of CIPE.
- Corporate Council on
American organization advocating for policies and
activities that will enhance business relations between the
United States and Africa.
- East African Social Enterprise Network
East Africa Social Enterprise Network (EASEN) is a membership organization committed to the development of the social enterprise sector in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi).
- Eastern and Southern African
Business Organization (ESABO)
ESABO is the private sector organization for 24African
countries in the COMESA and SADC regional blocs.
- G-77 Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Provides links to chambers of commerce in several
Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE)
Established in 1993, GAWK is the brainchild of a
small group of Ghanaian women who recognized the need for women
entrepreneurs to become more actively involved in international
markets and to advocate for more liberalized policies on trade
- International Chamber
Members from 63 national committees and over 7000
member companies and associations from over 130 countries throughout
the world present ICC views to their governments and coordinate
with their membership to address the concerns of the business
- International Federation
of Customs Brokers Associations
The IFCBA encourages and facilitate co-operation
amongst national customs brokerage associations at the international
level and facilitates the exchange of information and ideas
on matters affecting national customs brokerage associations
- Sahel and West Africa
The Club facilitates links between North and South
and between public and private sectors.
- Southern African Development
Official website of the Southern African Development
- Sister Cities International
A national membership organization for sister
city, county, and state programs in the United States. SCI,
represents 1,200 U.S. cities, counties, and states and their
2,100 partners in 125 countries.
- Southern African Enterprise
Established in 1998, the national grassroots "Enterprise
Network" is composed of entrepreneurs and indigenous
corporations interested in cross-border trade and investment
in the African private sector.
- U.S.-Angola Chamber
"A non-profit organization of businesses
united to promote trade and investment between the United
States and Angola."
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest
business federation, representing nearly three miillion companies,
3,000 state and local chambers, 775 business associations
and 85 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
- U.S. Council for International
"The United States Council for International
Business advances the global interests of American business
both at home and abroad. It is the American affiliate of
the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business
and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the
International Organisation of Employers (IOE). As such, it
officially represents U.S. business positions both in the
main intergovernmental bodies and vis-á-vis foreign
business communities and their governments."
- World Chambers of
Commerce Network (WCN)
Site includes a worldwide directory of chambers
- World Trade Center Association
The World Trade Center Association (WTCA) is the
world's largest, private business network, with over 300
center in nearly 100 countries. WTCC has over 400 members
and alliances with leading industry associations
Last updated: 02/23/2015