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Program Focus

Depending of Market Integration (Advancing the Continental Free Trade Area)

PACCI will support actions to:

  • Improve overall regulatory, legislative and policy environment for business growth, trade and investment, consistent with international best practices and standards, and promote public-private sector partnerships.
  • Streamline customs procedures and other border clearance facilities and vehicle control systems
  • Develop, in association with members and partners new initiatives aimed at positioning the region positively as a place to invest.
  • Develop, in association with members and partners new initiatives aimed at increasing regional integration and trade competitiveness.
  • Develop ongoing relationships with national business editors and journalists and have regular stream of stories that position Africa.
  • Lobby relevant regional and national organizations and authorities in the support of fair trade, common standards, regional integration, trade competitiveness.
  • Advancing Corporate Responsibility and Transparency

    PACCI will support actions to:

  • Will assist firms to come together to leverage corporate investment for the benefit of Community-Driven Development programs
  • Will explore options for engagement with communities or examine the possibilities of cross-sectoral partnerships by involving a spectrum of stakeholders including development agencies, civil society organizations and the public sector
  • Will explore broader support than just financial support, and encompass technical and managerial expertise, skill transfers and jobs access to markets and business linkages.
  • Will encourage and promote firms to commit to public accountability and respect for customer.
  • Promoting Initiatives Advancing the 'Green' Economy

    PACCI will support actions to:

  • Increase the number of firms making sound policy, technology, and investment choices that lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and potential co-benefits, with a focus on clean and renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy conservation
  • Increase the number of business leaders with commitment to working towards a balanced and inclusive ‘Green’ Economy and tackle climate change impact.
  • Strengthening and Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

    PACCI will support actions to:

  • Encourage large numbers of women into self employment
  • Support entrepreneurship training, business advisory services, business linkages aimed at enabling start ups and existing businesses to increase productivity and be more be competitive
  • Will inform us more about women entrepreneurs’ business practices, survival and growth strategies to maximize women entrepreneurial potential
  • Improve the capacity of business development services to deliver services to women entrepreneurs.
  • The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2009 by 35 founding national business chambers to influence government policy and create a better operating environment for business.

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