Who We Are

Who We Are

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WHO WE ARE

The Organisation for Global Africa Cooperation “OGAC” is an independent not-for-profit organization for public private cooperation.

OGAC is a platform for cooperation that brings together thought-leaders in business, government, civil society and other important sectors of African societies. OGAC also convenes African leaders with international partners. Its goal is to collectively shape the African agenda for growth and development in cooperation with our partners in Africa and abroad.

OGAC presents the premier platform for cooperation:

for private and the public sectors in Africa to dialogue and act on Africa’s emerging opportunities and challenges in this era and set a common agenda and set of priorities to pursue African development;

for African partners and private sector to engage with existing and emerging global partners for Africa’s growth and development.

for the private sector and businesses in African economies to connect, forge partnerships, tradelinks, create and extend value chains in Africa within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

on SMME support, development and growth initiatives

for the private sector in Africa to collaborate on sectoral policy reforms and peer exchanges on –

  trade, business and investment matters; and

  corporate governance practices, tools and frameworks to improve governance and promote private sector development and ensure that the private sector plays  a critical role in the development of the continent

OGAC is an organization committed to the full participation of all sectors of African societies in cooperation with our international partners in the realisation of a vision for a Better Africa.

WHY WE EXIST

The current economic and political era  presents tremendous opportunities for economic growth, trade, investments and socio-economic transformation on the continent.  It also presents unprecedented opportunities for Africa to forge new partnerships for its growth and development and to play a significant role in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges today. With the realization of the African Continental Free Trade Area at the end of the last decade, Africa has never been better positioned to collectively address the challenges it faces and to leverage the opportunities presented to it. To do so effectively, it is critical to ensure that Africa’s priorities and values are at the centre of its participation in the global discourse. OGAC provides forums for leaders to cooperate with mutually beneficial outcomes.

OUR RATIONALE

These opportunities demand a renewed and heightened urgency for COLLECTIVE ACTION AND COOPERATION by Africans from all sectors to debate and stimulate thinking on top priorities to pursue and advance for Africa’s common goals.  On the other hand, Africa exists within an increasingly interconnected world that faces new and unique threats, including the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The accelerating shifts taking place in the international order coupled with technological advances and the emergence of an empowered Africa have led to unprecedented interest from global partners to participate in Africa’s development. As a result, Africa stands at the cusp of a new commanding global position in its engagements with foreign partners.

OGAC is the premier platform for Africa’s global engagements with international partners.