the saibl partnership
saibl is managed and implemented by a partnership involving:
A business member organization representing over 200 companies investing in Africa. Established in 1993, CCA is at the forefront of strengthening and facilitating the commercial relationship between the United States and the African continent. CCA members believe that Africa's future success depends upon the ability of its entrepreneurs and business people to create and retain wealth through private enterprise. CCA programs are designed to bring together potential business partners and raise Africa's investment profile in the US by developing critical contacts and business relationships and providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. CCA is based in Washington DC.
CCA provides saibl with the capacity to identify market opportunities in the US and to assist black enterprises in understanding and dealing with the business and regulatory demands of the US markets. CCA also acts as the host for black enterprises visiting the US.
A leading South African development consultancy providing cutting-edge solutions to Africa's development challenges, based on a multi-sectoral approach to economic development and management, mainly focusing on enterprise, finance, agribusiness development, and governance. ECIAfrica has built a sound reputation over the past 14 years for conceptual leadership and successful project design, implementation and management.
ECIAfrica manages the SME Competitiveness; Associations and Service Providers; and Knowledge Management components of saibl.
Formed in 1995, the NBI is a voluntary coalition of leading corporations dedicated to sustainable growth and development. The NBI believes that commercial linkages and sustainable partnerships between large and small enterprises are the most effective means for growing and developing the black enterprise sector, thereby enabling the SME sector to contribute to employment, growth and prosperity. NBI has over 150 corporate members and creates a direct link to major South African corporations through its efforts within saibl's Enterprise Linkages Initiative.