“To be Africa’s foremost private sector organization for the advocacy of a conducive manufacturing environment”

About Us:
Who We Are

The Pan-African Manufacturers Association is a Business Membership Organization. The Establishment of the Association was motivated by the desire to pursue the industrialization of Africa and the overall economic well-being of the Continent. This Association serves as a central continental body that would engage the African union and other continental bodies on behalf of African manufacturers on matters concerning the growth and development of their industry.

  • We Promote the growth of small and medium scale industries.
  • Encourage a high standard of quality for manufactured products in Africa
  • Promotion and protection of the interests of Manufacturing Industries in Africa.

Advocacy & Engagements

PAMA is committed to advocating for the interest of manufacturers in the private sector of the Continent; provide its members with a platform for engagement between manufacturers and relevant actors and creating cooperation among African manufacturers.

Promote Intra-African Trade & Partnership

We provide the platform to encourage trading between african nations.

  • 54
    African Countries
  • 100

In Pursuit of
Africa's industrialization

Established by the Manufacturers Association of African countries

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Membership Category

In order to achieve the objectives for which PAMA was established, it is necessary that the Association is fully representative of manufacturing enterprises in Africa. Membership shall be in the following categories:

Manufacturers Associations of African Countries. 01

Manufacturing companies that have footprints in more than one African Country. 02

Associate Membership 03

This membership category is open to continental and national organisation that supports the promotion of manufacturing in Africa.


Our Mandate

The Manufacturers Association of African countries agreed to establish an umbrella body for the pursuit of African industrialization. Thus, the Association aims to intensify and move Africa’s industrial agenda and build Africa of the 21st century that will take its rightful place in global value chains.