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WELCOME TO AFRENCO
AFRENCO – African Entrepreneurs Congress is a multi-platform media and trade promotion organisation conceived and officially registered in June 2011. The organisation acts as an interface between government, industry, media and academia. Our core functions are to:

  • Promote the culture of entrepreneurship;
  • Market trade and investment opportunities; and
  • Facilitate private public partnerships in Africa.


AFRENCO works to provide multi-platform networking opportunities in key sectors of the economy as well as to expand access to development funding and adequate business support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We seek to influence thoughtful change wherever we operate by bringing together all pan-African private and public institutions that share a strong commitment to promote the growth of SMEs. The organisation pursues and encourages the partners and donors to come together to share knowledge, promote innovation and support the implementation of the following eight Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) initiatives across Africa:

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AFRENCO is an organization that aspires to the highest possible service standards and a brand that is synonymous with integrity and professionalism. Our ESD initiatives provide a central platform for all value chain stakeholders to jointly support and build sustainable Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector that generates positive economic impact on the continent through resultant job-creation.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide adequate business support; access to development funding; and multi-platform marketing and networking opportunities to innovative, high-potential SMEs in Africa.

Governance Structure
Under the authority of the Executive Committee – EXCO, the strategic plan of AFRENCO aims to grow the organisation’s membership base to one-million registered SMEs by year 2020. Our mandate, values and goals are governed by a competent team of directors serving under the Executive Committee and Advisory Board. The Executive Committee contributes to the definition and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan which ensures the successful execution and roll-out of our ESD initiatives. The following EXCO team also guarantee the operations team’s alignment and the dissemination of management principles:

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The Advisory Board is comprised of eight influential industry figureheads from regulatory control, academia and trade associations. Together with the Executive Chairman the following Board team meet quarterly to set multi-sector policies and goals; and guide successful planning and execution of our annual activities:

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Partnership Opportunities
AFRENCO aims to create economic stability in all five major regions of Africa, which is vital for corporate growth strategy of our existing and potential clients. We seek to provide our partners and donors with eight effective ESD initiatives to enable an impactful use of their investment and the greatest possible socio-economic returns. For more information, email: partnership@afrenco.org
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