About us

Invest in Africa Now! (IAN) is a private sector investment agency for Europe and Africa. It is based in the capital of Europe, Brussels, and has as its main focus on investment promotion, facilitation, capacity building, creating better ecosystems for investors and project promoters, and boosting the investment climate in African countries. Our flagship programme is the organisation of the EU-Africa Business Forum.

Invest in Africa Now! works through the establishment of partnerships with relevant global, regional and national entities to promote investment and dialogue between Europe and Africa. Our partners are mainly the regional investment promotions agencies (RIAs) and the regional chambers of commerce (RCCs), but also other selected private sector organisations.

Backers of Invest in Africa Now! are mainly leaders of private businesses from across Europe and Africa. Also, strategic and ad-hoc partnerships are formed with European and African private sector organisations.

Invest in Africa Now! offers a number of services to European and African investors and investment promoters, as well as diverse investment and partnership opportunities. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of our partners and clients. Also, generic activities are offered, such as the organisations of conferences, investment missions and provision of information.

Our Partners at glance

The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture

The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) is an organisation which was established and owned by the three national chambers, namely, the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA).

EACCIA has its origins in the Association of the East African Chambers of Commerce, which was formed in 2003, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that spelt out potential areas of cooperation that aimed at increasing cross border trade, in light of the EAC regional integration process. EACCIA was registered in 2005 under the Companies Act of the Republic of Kenya. Its headquarters were initially housed at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ufanisi House, in Nairobi. However, it was agreed that, its Headquarters of the EACCIA should move to Arusha, Tanzania.
Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2009 to be the main business advocacy organisation in Africa. With 35 founding national business chambers, the PACCI is the most representative business organisation in the continent.

The PACCI is Africa's premier business lobbying organization, providing a voice for business at a continental and global level. It has one key objective: to strengthen the competitiveness of Africa’s economy.

COMESA Regional Investment Agency

COMESA Regional Investment Agency

The COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA) is an institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which was launched in 2006 in line with COMESA's ultimate objective to create a fully integrated, internationally competitive and unified regional economic community in which goods, services, capital and persons move freely, for the sustainable economic development of the region. The principal route that was chosen in order to realise this goal is development integration through increased trade and investment.
Association of Investment Promotion Agencies of West Africa

Association of Investment Promotion Agencies of West Africa

SADC Investment Promotion Forum

SADC Investment Promotion Forum

Pan-African Chamber of Commerce

Pan-African Chamber of Commerce

nos travaux se concentrent sur les petites et moyennes entreprises, le renforcement du commerce intra africain et la mise en lumière des instruments financiers africains existants et ceux à développer afin de soutenir un développement économique durable réduisant la dépendance de l’Afrique et permettant la création d’emplois sur son sol. La Chambre se positionne aussi comme facilitatrice entre différents intervenants financiers africains et européens afin de soutenir des projets à valeur ajoutée humaine.