ABOUT

In response to a call by South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the principal sponsor of the 37th International Small Business Congress held in Johannesburg on 15-18 September 2012, and African Ministers and Deputies present, the ISBC Steering Committee included in the traditional end-of-Congress communique a declaration of 2013 as the Year of African Entrepreneurship. The Declaration was read during the closing session of the Congress by then ISBC Steering Committee President, Ms Catherine Swift of Canada. Osiba Research, the Congress Organiser undertook to work, under the supervision of the dti to undertake the necessary steps to take the initiative forward and turn it into practical reality across the African continent. The practical outcome of that Declaration and commitment was the establishment of ISBC Africa several years after the Congress.

WHAT DO WE DO?

ISBC Africa exists to foster thought leadership, cooperation, and shared learning in all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business promotion across Africa

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