The economic and social strata of Africa sit side-by-side and are stark in contrast, which can lead to destabilization and lack of prosperity. In certain parts of the region, peace and stability are threatened by armed coups, secessionist
movements, ideological conflicts, poverty and massive unemployment. Active security practices have been instrumental in bringing peace to many areas.
U.S. investments in Africa – whether in defense, aerospace, energy, finance, tourism or infrastructure – cannot be successful without the underpinnings of security. Therefore, security and stability are paramount if businesses are to flourish and communities are to have economic prosperity.
The Corporate Council on Africa’s member companies require security and stability for their projects and programs to
succeed. Therefore, CCA’s Security Program provides a dynamic opportunity for business development, networking and international advocacy in support of security issues.
The program’s Security Working Group meets monthly to actively engage with fellow members, discuss timely issues on security and investment, and facilitate project procurement amongst member companies. This group works with CCA members to design a playbook for successful results and profitable outcomes for security endeavors in Africa.