Our consulting services are administered by the most experienced and successful business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, managers, local and continental experts, advisors and more.
Workshops and training on doing business in Africa
Provision of industry/country guides
Support for trade delegations and trade fairs
Technical assistance and advocacy with the host government
Promotion of country brand
MARKET ANALYSIS AND ENTRY
Information and analysis relevant to establishing business activities across Africa including strategic strengths, investment incentives, business costs and relocation.
Consultation and advisory services on effective market entry strategies in Africa along with opportunity analysis.
Facilitating contacts and networks with potential partners, public authorities, international funders and research institutions, along with practical assistance in setting up distribution and partnerships across Africa.
In her supportive role, FICA (International Federation of Consular Chambers for Africa) focuses on the promotion and dissemination of good practice. FICA identifies three (13) core values of good governance:
1. Ethics: inspire confidence amongst our donors, partners and subsidizing authorities. Responsible and transparent management of human, natural, economic and financial resources for inclusive sustainable and equitable human development.
2. Efficiency: our organization operates with public funds, public subsidies, donations, sponsorship, contributions, and contributions from member countries. Good governance at the service of Development; A set of institutions and practices that ensure trust between rulers, ruled and international organizations, taking into account the level of development of each country.
3. Promoting Institutions: all formal laws (Constitution, legislation, rules and regulations, political, social norms ...), propagating the concept of shared value systems, beliefs, representations ...) governing the behaviour of individuals and organizations; the latter being groups of individuals pursuing common goals together (states, organizations, businesses, unions, industrial sector groups, NGOs, affected & interested groups...).
4. Clarity of information in political institutions: institutions originating from constitutional and democratic organization allowing legitimate authorities to have the means to govern or legislate within the state.
5. Transparency of administrative institutions: government as a means to serve inclusive economic & political institutions, to better achieve the stated objectives, goals & vision.
6. The defense of the general interest: objectives or values that are shared by all members of the society and in harmony with the expectations, rules, and regulations of same, corresponding to a situation that provides wellness for all part of a society and a better quality of life.
7. Encouraging performance & in search of excellence: levels of degrees of meeting agreed on targets, expressed in terms of socio-economic efficiency, service quality, efficiency and relevance of management.
8. Respect for the in-built principles: rules guiding conduct and behavior in the achievement of defined principles.
9. The consistency of public service management: activities of general interest assumed by a public servant or private person wholly or partially, subject to respect of legislation, rules, regulations,
10. Understanding the concept of Society: of people who share a community of economic, political social and cultural base.
11. The framing of the intrinsic values: All that defines and enables human & societal growth, success, the full development of man, the development of the family, Society and Nation.
12. The prioritization of Corporate Social Responsibility “CSR”: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business contribution to inclusive sustainable development and responsibility vis-à-vis social and environmental impacts of their core business to society, human, the environment, flora & fauna. Projects supported by FICA in Africa must respect local norms, standards, rules, regulations, and legislation. Where not applicable and/or available international norms, standards, rules, regulations, and legislation shall be enforced, including integrating instruments in each management model the concerns of stakeholders, interested and affected people, consumer rights, social, ecology, ethics, and Human Rights protection.
13. The conceptualization of CSR obligations: Corporate Social Responsibility aims to involve and engage the different stakeholders on all CSR issues and promote its implementation in developing countries, low & medium wage countries and the least developed countries:
Dissemination and sharing of good practices,
Transparency inthe dialogue between different actors and social partners,
Capacity building in the field of social protection of employees in Africa.
Short practical courses (Cash-flow Management, How to bid and Prepare tender documents, Export Preparation)
Market and Export – With Export Development Council (EDC) to inform of new markets & regulatory issues of imports and New Exporters’ Program)
Intellectual Property Management Training for SMEs
Corporate Governance for SMEs (in the pipeline)
Information on key growth sectors in Africa
Obtaining business permits
Analyzing market trends
Legal services are established together with reputable legal agencies in Africa to protect our countries members along with services needed to setting up commercial operations according the international law.