Initiatives

"Out of Africa reborn must come modern products of human economic activity, significant contributions to the world of knowledge, in the arts, science and technology, new images of an Africa of peace & prosperity,"
H.E. Thabo Mbeki (1998)

Brand Africa FORUM™

The Brand Africa FORUM is Brand Africa’s intergenerational gathering of global and African decision-makers, thought-leaders, influencers and future leaders in politics, business, civil society and media to engage on issues and ideas that impact on the future of Africa.

The inaugural Brand Africa FORUM in 2010 was hosted by Brand South Africa on 16 September 2010 in South Africa. Over the years The Brand Africa FORUM has attracted diverse and influential global and African participants such as Dr. Dambisa Moyo, economist and best-selling author of Dead Aid; Simon Anholt, global policy advisor and bestselling author of Brand America; Professor Keith Dinnie, author of Nation Branding; Vijay Mahajan, academic and best-selling author of Africa Rising; leaders of nation branding institutions for nations such as Kenya, South Africa and Ghana; private and public sector and civil society decision-makers from global, African and emerging nations like United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, China, Zimbabwe, Ghana and South Africa. more >

Brand Africa Roundtable™

The Brand Africa FORUM is complemented by a series of regional and diaspora Brand Africa Roundtables. The Brand Africa Roundtables focus on the host country and/or regional issues and opportunities. Integral to the Roundtable deliberations are key socio-economic insights and reports on trade and investment, building African businesses and brands, nation branding, competitiveness and perceptions on Africa. more >

Brand Africa 100™

African Business 2013 African Business Africa's Best Brands 2014 African Business Africa's Best Brands 2015 African Business Africa's Top Brands 2016/2017

“In 2025 you will see more African brands, especially on the New York Stock Exchange,”
Strive Masiyiwa – Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless.
2015 Brand Africa Lifetime Achievement Laureate
2015 Brand Africa 100® Galla Award – Johannesburg

Brand Africa 100® is a Brand Africa initiative to research, value, rank and celebrate leading African and non-African brands in Africa. It is the first and most comprehensive pan-African study and ranking of brands in Africa. Brand Africa 100® is founded on the proven premise that developing and building successful brands in Africa will help Africa to create jobs and a tax base to fund public goods, and to create a favourable reputation of Africa as an entrepreneurial, independent and competitive continent.

Brand Africa 100® was developed by Brand Leadership Group in partnership with Brand Finance plc, the world’s leading independent valuation consultancy, TNS, the globally respected consumer knowledge and information company and Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly 200m users in emerging markets. The rankings are published annually in partnership with African Business Magazine and Brand Africa Partners.

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Brand Finance African Nations Brand Index

In recognizing that nations have a key role in creating an enabling environment for investment, tourism and citizenship, Brand Africa in partnership with Brand Finance publish the BrandFinance® African Nations Brand Index, a comprehensive valuation and ranking of African nation brands. The methodology combines a wide range of political, economic and social data and in depth reputation and image research among investors and citizens by Brand Finance’s global network, resulting in an index that measures the competitive positioning of African nations.

Brand Africa Fellowships

The Brand Africa Fellowships seek to inspire, develop and prepare the next generation of global African leaders to contribute to the acceleration of Africa’s development by addressing key skills challenges with commensurate academic and experiential education.

The Fellowships are inspired by a need to contribute to the African Union vision for peace, integration and prosperity by 2063

They are offered to exceptional African youth, under the age of 35, with a valid African passport and a first class pass at an African institution of higher education, who have demonstrated superior academic achievement that meets or exceeds partner institutions’ standards, leadership potential and a commitment to African development.

The Fellowships comprise a full time taught academic study at prestigious international institutions, an internship at a pan-African development institution and organizations, and a study visit at African academic institutions.

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