Thanks to its unique ability to combine business opportunities in Africa with the technical and managerial skills to tap on their full potential, Uniafrica was created for developing business exchanges between Italy, Europe and Sub-Saharan African countries. We strive to provide African institutions and entrepreneurs with Italian expertise and excellence, as well as with the financial tools and training which represent the starting point for the sustainable development of any entrepreneurial activity.


The concept of Uniafrica took shape in Italy where art and creativity have a long tradition deeply rooted in history. The same tradition, which still forms part of the Italian identity, has evolved into a true entrepreneurial culture and led to the creation of a multitude of small and medium enterprises renowned for their excellence and accountability worldwide.

UNIAFRICA – Union for the Development of Italian-African Relations was established to support emerging African enterprises with the contribution of Italian entrepreneurship as a system of excellence in the development of SMEs.


Uniafrica offers a pool of shared relations and capabilities to launch or develop investments and enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Uniafrica is a network which combines entrepreneurial know-how with business opportunities in Africa, providing a unique environment for the activation of new partnerships and cooperation aimed at bringing together the capital, know-how and capabilities required.


To develop enterprises and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

We firmly believe that entrepreneurship is the foundation of the social, economic and democratic development of any country, motivating people to maximize their potential and being one of the most effective ways to fulfil individual aspirations and stimulate the economy.



Uniafrica operates principally with enterprises and institutions of the communities of central African and Sub-Saharan African countries, namely ECOWAS-CEDEAO (Economic Community Of West African States – Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest) and ECCAS-CEEAC (Economic Community of Central African States – Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique Centrale).

Uniafrica’s network of relations is based mostly in Benin and the following countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Togo.

The activities of Uniafrica focus mainly but not exclusively on the following key sectors for development

Agribusiness, development and innovation of the agro-food chain

Renewable energy, electrification, water management and treatment

Bank, Finance, Investments

Creation, development and restructuring of manufacturing business projects

Italian Office

Galleria Ezzellino, 5 35137

Padua - Italy

African Office

LOT 65 A, Guinkomey,

Cotonou – Benin