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PACCI – Promoting Africa’s economic integration, competitiveness and sustainable growth

The Executive Director of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Mr Kebour Ghenna, outlines the vision of the continent’s foremost chamber body to be pivotal force in fostering an environment where commerce and sustainability coexist harmoniously.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents unprecedented opportunities for African businesses, empowering them to enhance their productivity, improve the quality of their products and services and compete on a global stage.

As we usher in a new era of intra-continental trade, the role of chambers in raising awareness and driving the implementation of AfCFTA is critical. The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) stands at the forefront of this transformative movement.

PACCI Executive Director, Mr Kebour Ghenna.

Established in 2009, PACCI serves as an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to advocating for public policies that promote continental economic integration, competitiveness and sustainable growth.

As the largest and most influential business association in Africa, PACCI operates through more than 50 national chambers of commerce, leveraging their collective strength to foster a prosperous business environment across the continent.

Our vision is clear: To be the recognised voice of African businesses and a valuable resource to our members. We are committed to transforming Africa into a vibrant hub for commerce, manufacturing and service industries, characterised by:

  • Economic empowerment: We are committed to promoting the well-being of African businesses, enhancing intra-African trade and improving the productive capacity of enterprises across the continent.
  • Sustainability and innovation: We advocate for a green transition and climate-change readiness, ensuring businesses are sustainable and prepared for the future. Our initiatives support gender-responsive policies and the integration of youth, which are crucial for holistic economic growth.
  • Technology and accessibility: Through our Chamber Africa Connect initiative, we are digitising and diversifying services to make business operations more efficient and accessible, preparing our members for the digital age.
  • Inclusive growth: We ensure that the benefits of trade liberalisation contribute not only to economic growth but also to environmental protection and the creation of sustainable employment opportunities.
Traders at Prosperity Africa 2022.

Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with service desks in Ghana, Kenya and Dubai, PACCI serves as a pivotal force in driving these changes, fostering an environment where commerce and sustainability coexist harmoniously.

As we move forward, our mission remains steadfast: To empower African businesses to thrive and expand, paving the way for a prosperous and inclusive economic future.

Recent initiatives by PACCI

Are you dedicated to enhancing cross-border and intra-African trade? Join us for the Certification Course on AfCFTA Implementation Capacity, a pivotal part of the “Improving the Trade Facilitation Environment (ITFE) in Eastern Africa” project.

Certification Course on AfCFTA Implementation Capacity launches in June 2024. 

This collaborative effort is brought to you by the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), the Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB) East Africa Regional Hub (RDGE) and is facilitated by the University of Nairobi Department of Educational and Distance Studies.

This course is designed to strengthen technical capacity and deepen understanding of the AfCFTA. Launched in early June 2024, you can find more details at www.pacci.org.

Join a community of business support professionals, leaders and trade enthusiasts committed to making a significant impact on Africa’s trade landscape.

Contact PACCI

Gulf Aziz Building 4th Floor 402, Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 691 0011 | Email: info@pacci.org | Website: www.pacci.org | Social media: @officialpacci


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