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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.

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  • ACP Business Climate External Link
    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;
  • Africa Energy Forum External Link
    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.
  • Africa Investment Forum External Link
    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.
  • African Business Roundtable (ABR) External Link
    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 in Africa.
  • Business Council Europe-Africa-Mediterranean (BCEAM) External Link
    BCEAM represents more than 1500 European Union firms engaged in economic activity in North Africa and in the sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) External Link
    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 Africa (CCA) External Link
    American organization advocating for policies and activities that will enhance business relations between the United States and Africa.
  • East African Social Enterprise Network (EAEN) External Link
    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) External Link
    ESABO is the private sector organization for 24African countries in the COMESA and SADC regional blocs.
  • G-77 Chambers of Commerce & Industry External Link
    Provides links to chambers of commerce in several developing nations.
  • Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE) External Link
    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 and investment.
  • International Chamber of Commerce External Link
    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 community.
  • International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations External Link
    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 Club (OECD) External Link
    The Club facilitates links between North and South and between public and private sectors.
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC) External Link
    Official website of the Southern African Development Community.
  • Sister Cities International External Link
    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 Network (SAEN) External Link
    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 of Commerce External Link
    "A non-profit organization of businesses united to promote trade and investment between the United States and Angola."
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce External Link
    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 Business External Link
    "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) External Link
    Site includes a worldwide directory of chambers of commerce
  • World Trade Center Association (WTCA) External Link
    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

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