Invest in Africa (IIA) is a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to create thriving African economies. Working in partnership with both private and public sector companies, IIA more effectively identifies and tackles the challenges of doing business in Africa, delivering more impactful and cost-efficient solutions.
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.
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.
Where we work
IIA has offices in the UK, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal. The APP was launched in Ghana in late 2014, while the BLP began training with the first group of SMEs in September 2015.
IIA Kenya opened in October 2015 and the APP was later launched in 2017.