Mission & Objectives


The Centre’s mission is to function as a resource centre for information on trade, regulation and governance with sustainable development being the cross-cutting thread. It also aims to build local, national and regional capacities of multiple stakeholders on issues based on trade and competition.


The Centre aims to:

  • establish civil society cooperation in the areas of trade, economic policies and the environment in Africa
  • form national, regional and international coordination system and alliance building among organisations working on similar social and economic issues
  • focus on capacity building activities on international trade, consumer protection, foreign investment and competition policy issues at national, regional and international levels.