About Invest in Africa

What is Invest in Africa?

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a private-sector initiative that increases local business access to markets, skills and finance. Bringing together leading companies across sectors allows IIA to be both more cost-effective and more impactful in supporting investment into Africa.

Mission: To simplify trade between large companies and small local businesses in Africa by providing them with a platform to share and access market opportunities, business-improvement resources and training and financing providers.

Vision: Prospering African Economies.

Our Purpose: To enable trade between large companies and SMEs by providing better access to markets, enhancing SME skills and improving access to finance.

We do this in 4 ways:

  • Creating sustainable cross-sector partnerships
  • Empowering local enterprise
  • Championing private sector-led growth
  • Simplifying doing business in Africa

We believe the challenges of doing business in Africa cannot be solved by one company or one sector alone. But by pooling resources and sharing knowledge, IIA leverages existing and new opportunities to drive long-term growth across African economies.

Our Initiatives

IIA is focused on job creation and improving the business environment for both investors and local SMEs. Our priority is to increase the linkages between large international and domestic companies and smaller local business and increase access to skills, markets and finance.

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