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egk13 - PACCI - Victoria Endeshaw

  1. 1.     The  Union  of  African  Chambers     IN  BUSINESS…   FOR  BUSINESS,  FOR  JOBS  
  2. 2. About  the  PACCI   •  Established  in  2009  to  be  the  main  business   advocacy  organisa8on  in  Africa   •  To  date  36  Na8onal  Chambers  are  signatories  to   its  charter   •  The  PACCI  is  the  most  representa8ve  business   organiza8on  in  the  con8nent   •  Africa's  premier  business  lobbying  organiza8on,   providing  a  voice  for  business  at  a  con8nental   and  global  level.     •  Major  key  objec8ve:  to  strengthen  the   compe88veness  of  Africa’s  economy.  
  3. 3. Current  Members   Algeria     Djibou8   Angola       Inde-­‐Congo   Bénin       Ethiopia   Botswana   Gambia   Burkina  Faso       Ghana   Burundi       Guinée     Comores         Kenya   Brazzaville       Lesotho   Liberia     Nigerian   Libya   Seychelles   Madagascar   Sierra  Leone   Malawi   Somaliland   Morocco     South  Africa   Mozambique    Sudan   Namibia   Swaziland   Niger     Tanzania   Togo       Uganda   Zambia  
  4. 4. PACCI’s  focus    Local  chambers  of  commerce  tend  to   focus  on  local  issues;      Na8onal  chambers  on  na8onal  issues;      PACCI  focuses  on  con8nental  issues  at   the  con8nental  government  level.      
  5. 5. Vision   To  be  Africa’s  recognized  voice  of  businesses  and  a   valuable  resource  to  its  members.    In    working  towards  its  vision  for  the  African  con8nent,   the  PACCI  will  be:     •  A  supporter  in  the  establishment  of  working  partnerships   of  business  and  professional  individuals  dedicated  to     growth  and  sustainable    development  of  the  business   environment  Africa.     •  A  cri8cal  catalyst  for  energizing  and  vitalizing  the   stakeholders  in  the  con8nent  to  achieve  con8nued   business  growth.   •  An  effec8ve  leader  in  unifying  all  its  stakeholders  to   maximize  the  poten8al  of  Africa  as  a  dynamic  and   profitable  place  to  do  business.  
  6. 6. Mission   To  promote  the  condiJons  in  which  businesses  of   all  sizes  and  sectors  in  Africa  can  thrive    The  mission  is  to  go  beyond  represen8ng   na8onal  chambers  and  a]ract  members   ranging  from  na8onal  business  groupings  to   leading  industry  associa8ons  and  large   corpora8ons.    
  7. 7. Events  2013  -­‐  2015   •  •  •  •  •      Pan  African  Business  Conference  [2013]   African  Chambers  Conference  [2013,2015]   Afro  –  Arab  Investment  Forum  [2014]   Agriculture  and  Food  Security  Forum  [2014]   Africa’s  Small  Business  Summit  [2015]  
  8. 8. Pan  African  Business  Conference   •  Theme  “SECURING  AFRICAN  RENAISSANCE  –  THE   ROLE  OF  AFRICA’S  PRIVATE  SECTOR  OVER  THE   NEXT  50  YEARS”   •  The  focus  was  to  highlight  African  private  sector’s   role  in  regional  integra8on  and  economic   transforma8on.   •  Coorginized  by  the  UNDP,  Global  Compact  and   the  AUC   •  Endorsed  Business  Conference  in  celebra8ng  the   50th  anniversary  of  the  AU  
  9. 9. African  Chambers  Conference   •  Taking  place  on  28-­‐29  November,  2013     •  Venue:  Addis  Ababa  Hilton   •  Theme  “THE  CONTINENTAL  FREE  TRADE  AREA   MATTERS  FOR  AFRICA”   •  For  the  first  8me  African  businesses  are   coming  together  to  discuss  on  the  challenges   and  opportuni8es  of  a  Con8nental  Free  Trade   Area  (C-­‐FTA)    
  10. 10. African  Chambers  Conference   Topics  of  roundtables:   •  Trade  Policy     •  Trade  Facilita8on     •  Produc8on  Capacity     •  Trade-­‐Related  Infrastructure   •  Trade  Finance   •  Factor  Market  Integra8on  
  11. 11.   Agriculture  and  Food  Security       •  Hosted  by  the  UNGlobal  Compact  and  PACCI   •  Taking  place  on  Januar  29th  at  the  UNECA   •  The  general  guiding  theme  is  how  the  private   sector  should  be  best  engaged,  leveraged  and   enabled  to  help  Africa  reach  its  full  poten8al   in  sustainable  agriculture,  food  security  and   nutri8on  
  12. 12.   Agriculture  and  Food  Security         Three  thema8c  blocks:     •  Growing  African  Markets   •  Global  Supply  Links   •  Op8mizing  Resources      
  13. 13.   Afro  –  Arab  Investment  Forum       •  Hosted  by  the  Associa8on  of  Senates,  Shoora   and  Equivalent  Councils  in  Africa  and  the  Arab   World  (ASSECAA),  the  Federa8on  of  the  Gulf   Coopera8on  Council  (GCC)  Chambers  of   Commerce  and  the  PACCI.     •  The  aim  is  to  create  awareness  and  facilita8ng   linkages  among  Africa  and  Arab  countries  and   to  promote  high-­‐level  policy  dialogue   between  public  and  private  sector  officials    
  14. 14. THANK  YOU!   For  more  informa8on  please  visit  www.pacci.org     Or  contact  us  at  info@pacci.org      Join  us  on  Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Pan-­‐ African-­‐Chamber-­‐of-­‐Commerce-­‐and-­‐Industry-­‐PACCI/    Follow  us  on  Twi]er:  h]ps://twi]er.com/TradeAfrica    

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