The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) represents the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa. AVCA was established in 2002 and its head office is in Yaoundé, Cameroon. AVCA’s membership is drawn from across Africa and internationally. AVCA’s objectives are to represent the industry within Africa and internationally, stimulate the growth and expansion of the industry throughout Africa, stimulate professional relationships and co-operation, provide opportunities for professional development of industry practitioners, research, publish and circulate industry information and insights, provide policy makers with proposals to improve the corporate, fiscal and legal environment for the industry, maintain high ethical and professional standards and contribute to the management development of investors, investees and other stakeholders. AVCA’s activities include an annual industry conference, a quarterly newsletter, research, and training and advocacy programs. For more information visit the AVCA website www.avcanet.com.