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About Business Africa

Business Africa is the recognized voice of employers and the private sector in Africa. Business Africa is recognized in the areas of labour and social affairs and within the context of international organizations such as; the International Organization of Employers (IOE), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Union (AU). The Confederation has membership drawn from African employers’ organizations spread out from over 40 countries from all the regions of the continent.


Our Mandate

BUSINESS Africa seeks to influence policy at continental level by enhancing business voice in continental and international bodies such as the African union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission (ECOSOC) for Africa, the ILO Regional Office for Africa, the African Development bank and other continental bodies. BUSINESS Africa will also build on relations developed within the United Nations system, the International monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and others.

In addition to pursuing its relations with European and American business groups, BUSINESS Africa aims to build partnerships with business federations from emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Russia. It is important that African business is presented in a much more coordinated way during economic summits that bring together Africa and emerging markets.

BUSINESS Africa Also seeks to strengthen regional integration to boost intra-African trade. The development of rail, road and energy projects through PPPs to facilitate trade and business links is a key objective.

Mission Statement

“To advocate for a conducive business environment that facilitates sustainable enterprises, investment and employment for socio-economic development in Africa through our network of national employers and business Organizations”..

Vision Statement

“To be the effective voice of business in Africa”.


Core Values