Kakehashi Africa was formed to ensure the realization of the dreams and aspirations of the ABE Initiative Program of Japanese governmemnt that would enable easier navigation of Japanese enterprises into potential growth markets of Africa. Our network has members spanning across the continent of Africa with a board of respectable entrepreneurs, business experts and researchers. We serve as a link promoting Africa’s development through partnerships and collaborations with Japanese enterprises and organizations.
Kakehashi translates to bridge in Japanese.
Kakehashi Africa brings together leaders, experts and potential business partners together to forge an interdependent relationship. We look into your market interests and offer relevant, accurate and reliable information for your decision making purposes.
Our goal is to be a leading instrument for development of partnerships between Africa and Japan through business diplomacy. We build robust business partnerships based on our core values and principles.
Our goal is aligned with the AU Agenda 2063 and the Nairobi Declaration of the 2016 TICAD VI summit held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kakehashi Africa membership is divided into Chapters associated with Africa's economic blocks, with exception of Japan Chapter.
Japan Chapter plays a bigger role of sustaining our organization within all the regions. Japanese Universities are treated as branches to which members belong.