We are proudly MUNJANI AFRIKA INVESTMENT CORPORATION (MUNJANI)
We are Africans who have grouped together coming from all corners of the African continent and the African diaspora, diverse in skills, talent, knowledge and cultural backgrounds brought together by our African-ness in our quest to create THE AFRICA WE WANT as well as
WEALTH and EXCELLENCE.
ANY AFRICAN – business, entrepreneurs, academics, visionaries, engineers, innovators and a whole lot other aspirants – entertainers, farmers, scientists or medicos, young and old, women and the youth – CAN JOIN AND BE PART OF THE MUNJANI PROJECT.
We are strict on credibility and integrity and shout out loud against corruption, racism, nepotism andsexism.
MUNJANI STRUCTURE AND ORGANS
The MUNJANI Group is comprised of the MUNJANI Founders Coordination Committee(MFCC), MUNJANI Board, and membership comprised of national non-State actors sustainable development platforms, MUNJANI thematic cluster groups and other stakeholders groupings and cross-cutting thematic working groups. MUNJANI structures will at all times be balanced in gender and sub-regions representation.
Underpinning all of the above is The MUNJANI ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) which serves in an advisory capacity to the MUNJANI FOUNDERS CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE (MFCC) and the MUNJANI Board. The MUNJANI ADVISORY COUNCIL may co-opt advisor(s) or consultant(s) such as sitting or past presidents of countries, person(s) with business, professional and/or academic expertise, knowledge/skill and influence to be in attendance at its meetings, provided
always that such consultant(s) or adviser(s) shall not vote on any matter that comes for determination or decision by the MAC or any of the MUNJANI voting structures.
MUNJANI Founders Coordination Commitee(MFCC)
(MUNJANI founders & Stakeholders)
MUNJANI ADVISORY COUNCIL
MUNJANI HQ & Secretariat
(Based in Kigali, Rwanda)
(Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia)
MUNJANI Desks of Thematic Clusters or Groups e.g. Women, Youth, Munjani Advisory Council
All founding members constitute the MUNJANI Founders Coordination Committee (MFCC) which collectively is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the work of the entire MUNJANI. The MUNJANI Founders Co-ordinating Committee (MFCC) will be accountable to all constituents of MUNJANI, and Individual Focal Points are accountable to their respective sectoral and cluster companies. A global best practice Managing Benefits process approach has been adopted for the MUNJANI members and associates.
The responsibilities of the MFCC collectively and the focal points individually are:
- Information: Sharing information on Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030, and the Sustainable Development Goals processes, and the MUNJANI Companies in the region and feeding back information from companies to the MUNJANI as a whole.
- Outreach: Inviting Companies from the various countries to engage with Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals and related processes through MUNJANI.
- Policy development: Facilitating processes and coming up with common regional, sub-regional and/or country positions and recommendations through consortiums related to Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030, and sustainable development goals whenever possible.
- Engagement: Facilitating the participation of Companies in regional, sub-regional and international processes to bring regional positions and perspectives related to trade, sustainable development, while ensuring that such engagement is relevant to advocacy, education, organizing, mobilization and/or other related work of members at the national level.
- Capacity-building: Facilitating and supporting Companies initiatives such as trade, research and development, education and training, advocacy, campaigning, and skills-sharing for more effective engagement on sustainable development processes.
- Test and enrich structures and processes for MUNJANI: facilitating the collection and systematization of recommendations from the participants on how to improve the functioning of the MUNJANI.
- Resource mobilization: Raising funds for all the above and ensuring transparency and accountability to the companies.
- Operationalization: To implement the interests and strategic objectives of MUNJANI and establish structures and systems within MUNJANI and make resolutions and execute decisions aimed at actualizing these concepts and structures. Operationalization shall include but shall not be limited to funding and expending funds, managing and operating, contracting and executing contract on behalf of MUNJANI through these structures.
The establishment of the MUNJANI Group platform and the MUNJANI Foundation and Think-Tank is the unique opportunity for Africa to activate value chains in trade and business. This will add value to African companies and society by contributing to economic development and through optimised trade and business interactions. MUNJANI is the optimal regional asset that provides a reliable trade and business platform to implement the AfCFTA to achieve the Africa We Want. The platform heralds a new dispensation in the organization and delivery of commerce to deliver a new era in accordance with national goals, to renew and deliver the promise, and to improve Africa’s competitiveness. Africa faces enormous development challenges right now. The MUNJANI Group initiatives are key to igniting the economic growth for the African continent. This public-private partnership position by MUNJANI presents the best alternative.
It is therefore ideal that:
The AU, AfCFTA, African Governments, Public Service Entities and Private Business through formal memorandum and agreements, embark and support the establishment of the smart partnership with the MUNJANI Group, including the services of the MUNJANI Foundation and Think-Tank whose mandates has been articulated in our Position Paper.
THE REASON WE EXIST
MUNJANI was formed as a key player in supporting and ensuring AfCFTA achieves its intended outcomes of promoting African trade and regional integration as a vehicle seeking and fostering collaboration among African businesses and those in the diaspora. Building on a series of discussions carried out and agreed upon, there is a clear convergence of views on the need for MUNJANI to focus coherently on the following:
- The Africa we Want Agenda 2063.
- The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
- The Africa Moon-shot Project and the Digital Economy for Africa (DE4A) to digitally enable every African individual, business, and government by 2030.
- The Post 2015 Development Framework which includes Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other global frameworks adopted by the United Nations, with Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and the UN High Level Political Forum as the main regional and global platforms for engagement. Our practical on-the-ground and hands-on implementation strategy entails:
-To make doing business across all African countries easy by using a single business platform hub that leverages on AfCFTA
-To create business opportunities in Africa for all using the MUNJANI platform
-To create new divisions, new operations that will be partly or wholly owned as subsidiaries (some enterprises may not exist and will be created through venture capital as MUNJANI owned entities).
-To run special projects and other businesses whose beneficiaries will be a combination of MUNJANI and entities activated and birthed by the MUNJANI FOUNDATION.
-To forge collaboration partnerships for MUNJANI on project by project basis and to promote exports and imports and drive investment opportunities both in the continent and globally.
MUNJANI’s ideals will have a positive impact on Africa’s economic prosperity through enhanced
– Global networks for collaboration
– Sustainable trade relations
– Science, Technology and Innovations
– Infrastructure development
– Poverty alleviation
– Advanced fin-tech systems and
– Accelerated Fourth Industrial Revolution uptake and many more!
GOVERNMENTS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES’ ENGAGEMENTS
Through the MUNJANI Foundation and the MUNJANI Special Projects Desk, we seek to interface, bring together and work together with these key stakeholders, delivering an impactful tripartite consisting of:
1. GOVERNMENTS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
- legislatures and policy makers.
- business and economic facilitation.
- participation of all Africans from grassroots to the top, especially the involvement of youth and women.
This tripartite will bring both the AU and AfCFTA objectives and programmes closer to communities, facilitating and identifying them as partners for practical and on-the-ground solutions towards implementing programmes that will ensure that Africa’s youth and women have, availed to them, opportunities to achieve their aspiration through education, entrepreneurship, employment, and engagement . This approach is better positioned to serve the needs of communities.
The other consideration would be to engage and interface with governments and local authorities in terms of significantly accelerating growth of intra-Africa trade, promote and facilitate the modernisation of government and local authority tools through the MUNJANI operational divisions, especially in terms of:
- Digital transformation; the use of ICT based programmes to increase access to tertiary and continuing education in Africa to accelerate development of human capital, science and technology and innovation
- Working with African governments to refrain from creating stumbling blocks for brave tech entrepreneurs such as curbing access to internet and restricting digital information flows and under-investing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
- Telecommunications – mobile network operations licenses.
- Broadcasting licenses for MUNJANI media initiatives.
- Minerals and Energy rights (and related benefits).
- Promote and implement intra-continental financial services.
- Identify and raise funding for capital projects.
- Promote and invest in infrastructure development
At the local authority level MUNJANI would seek to work with municipalities and regional authorities underpinning the above objectives to achieve:
- Modernisation of African cities and villages through smart cities and green villages, infrastructural development, and value-added services.
- Creation of new living and working environments and other projects through Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) initiatives.
- Tourism, trade, and investments and opening of new markets and opportunities.
- SMME development and entrepreneurships.
- Stimulate and boost local economies through MUNJANI entrepreneurial initiatives.
- Social and community uplifting projects and programmes.
EXTERNAL PARTNERSHIPS (AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT)
MUNJANI would be amenable to work with foreigners outside the continent on a project-by-project basis to promote the sharing of knowledge in partnerships that would be mutually beneficial, entailing:
- Direct capital injection.
- Fund raising.
- Skills, expertise, and knowledge transfer (and expertise exchange).
- Foreign investment.
- Equity split.
- Local participation and partnerships.
DIALLING INTO THE POWER OF TECH AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
1. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
- Cultivate, identify, harness and engage tech and chemical engineers and bring them into the MUNJANI fold for the development of Internet products and Internet of Things solutions in the various fields and disciplines.
2. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
- Africa’s physical modernisation, digital transformation, communication and infrastructure connectivity, data centres etc.
- Smart Cities and Smart Villages.
3. SMART CITIES AND SMART VILLAGES
- Smart cities (and smart villages) put people and the environment at the heart of high-tech development that uses data and technology (digital transformation) to drive service delivery and quality-of-life improvements for communities.
4. PARTNERING BROADLY
- Partnerships with all relevant players both from the private and public sector, collaborating with carefully selected companies, businesses, governments, international development agencies and the society in general. We envision partnerships with the African Union (AU), AfCFTA, the UN bodies, professional bodies like the Federation of African Engineers Organisation (FAEO) etc.
INSIDE MUNJANI AND COMPETENCIES
1. TOP ENGINEERS
- infrastructure, construction and tech.
2. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION GURUS
- infrastructure development, systems, digital tools and mechanisms driving the AU’s Africa Moon-Shot Project and digital economy.
3. FINANCIAL GURUS
- financial engineering and modelling, digital currency, transactional and financial institutions.
4. BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS DEVELOPMENT GURUS
- conception, business modelling, development, implementing, mentoring etc.
5. MANUFACTURING SECTOR GURUS
- Africa and global needs, small business to multi-national corporation
6. HERITAGE, CULTURE AND LEGACY
- our African values
7. LEGAL GURUS
- mapping, partnerships, consolidating and navigating the legal landscape
8. YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPMENT
- MUNJANI youth desk for business development and social networks
9. MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND DIGITAL SERVICES GURUS
- ICT and digital products platforms
The MUNJANI Group is a self-organized and managed mechanism that facilitates national and regional African companies, other stakeholders and civil society organizations in regional and global trade and sustainable development processes.
Through its structures, MUNJANI reaches out to business organizations in all 54 African countries, sub-regional and thematic networks, MUNJANI’s group of companies, other stakeholder groupings, key regional companies on information sharing, global policy on trade and business and processes on sustainable development as well as facilitating the participation of a diverse range of business, trade and other engagements that promotes
the achievement of The Africa We Want.
- MUNJANI founding companies are called “Anchor Companies”. They identify other
companies in a similar operational vein for collaboration in business and project by
project undertakings – further embracing, promoting and integrating economic activities
and benefits through the length and breadth of Africa.
- Other companies (“Non-Anchor Companies”) are simply known as “MUNJANI’s Associate Group of Companies” which forms part of our continental networks towards the economic integration principle and the “doing business with one another” objective.
- Any company can be a MUNJANI member as an “Associate” or “Affiliate” company to benefit through collective trade facilitation via continental and global markets (click on THE JOIN MUNJANI link on this page or on the HOME PAGE).
- MUNJANI will strive to protect all members trading rights, copyrights, brands and Intellectual Property rights originated and initiated by member companies against copycats and other infringements from within MUNJANI itself and other external MUNJANI non-aligned players without unreasonably denying others the right to do business.