Africa First Network supports you through our long-standing contacts to governments, associations, administrations, companies and partners in the states of Africa. We also work with experienced service providers who can help you develop and implement your project.
Steinbeis Consulting Impact Investing accompanies private and public impact investors from market assessment, identification and evaluation of target companies in Sub-Saharan Africa to negotiation of investment or financing terms and long-term post-investment support with twenty years of expertise and an experienced team on both continents.
Corruption is a huge challenge for business in Africa. Many businessmen face “invitations” for bribes in various forms – from petty “speed money” to grande corruption.
ICC Austria supports companies to do “clean” business in Africa – to avoid corruption and make successful and profitable deals – without paying bribes.
ICC Austria’s “Commercial Approach to Anti-Corruption” focuses on showing the presently corrupt, that higher income and profits can be gained – at reduced risk – by avoiding corruption – as the main cost of corruption is not the bribes paid, but the long-term consequences of wrong decisions (e.g. nonfunctioning projects)
To be successful you have to go “beyond compliance”. You have to convince the presently corrupt, that most will be better off without it. These mind-set changes rely on strengthening the egoism of the presently corrupt.
We are focused on German SMEs/Start-ups who are in Africa or are interested to get into the African market.
We offer them innovation and funding support, how they can get up to 85% non-refundable grants for their innovative and market-oriented R&D project ideas for new products, technologies, and services.
There is also the possibility to do joint projects with research institutes/universities, and they also get a share of their own funding within the cooperation project.
Africa is the continent of our future and opportunities, through its rapidly growing and increasingly better informed youths.
Our Claim: Innovation. Technology. Jobs.
“PCI advises private sector companies on financing projects in emerging countries with Africa as a focus, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, energy, natural resources, agriculture, and biotech.”
Mr. Karsten Fuelster, Managing Director of Polaris Consulting and Invest GmbH (PCI) Karsten.Fuelster@polaris-consult.de.
We are a pan-African market advisory firm headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, from where we coordinate projects across the continent. We cover the continent with additional fully-owned offices in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
The Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support through its implementing organisations to overcome investment barriers. The Special Initiative’s development objective is to team up with companies to create up to 100,000 jobs and 30,000 apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in its partner countries
Promotional Programmes for Foreign Projects and Investments helping to shape development is an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not all SMEs are the same. That’s why there are government programs for established and also for young companies – in Germany, Europe and in developing countries and emerging markets.
The Business Network Africa connects actors in foreign trade promotion with development cooperation organisations. Small and medium-sized enterprises receive a bundled offer of advice and support for market entry in Africa.
Market data, potential sectors, SWOT analyses and expert opinions – Gtai country and sector profiles provide an overview of Africa’s diverse markets.
The Business Scouts provide German, European and local companies with low-threshold access to German development cooperation: they advise on funding, financing and cooperation opportunities and network companies with potential business partners. With their regional expertise, the Business Scouts provide information on the framework conditions for economic engagement in developing and emerging countries and identify market potential.
The IHK Network Office Africa (INA) strengthens German foreign trade promotion in Africa. Within this framework, we support companies in opening up African markets by providing free initial advice on support options for doing business in Africa.
In close cooperation with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany and the Chambers of Commerce and Delegations Abroad (AHKs) in Africa, we provide advice on market entry and potential sectors, put people in touch with each other or provide information on events and funding opportunities.
At SusTec Institute, we are focused on disruptive technologies that can help to reach the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our International Board of Experts evaluate technical ideas from individuals, start-ups, organizations, projects, and businesses. Whenever our experts see potential, we offer support, which can be financial, administrative, consultative, or any other kind of help needed.