Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship & Community Development (ECDI)

Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development (ECDI) is Africa’s leading professional organization for entrepreneurs, people who work in the public service, business enterprises, public and private sectors of the economy, community development, and local administrative system. It is for those who desire to do socially positive work in the context of business and who subscribe to high moral standards.

It is our belief that enterprise is not just about making money in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary. Therefore, Pan African Institute is concerned with the creative possibility of individuals who want to give profitable value to their particular field of endeavour and improve community conditions.

The Institute, a Company Limited by Guarantee is an independent membership based, professional organization approved in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Education, incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) RC 1154329 and legally guaranteed by the Federal Ministry of Justice to professionalize entrepreneurial development, community development, management and innovative practices. It is out to promote opportunities for its members in order to gain expertise to improve their social and economic conditions.

As part of its mandates, ECDI also aims to provide entrepreneurs and enterprise researchers in all disciplines with avenues for interaction, education, support and enhanced access to technology, resources, partners and services essential to the creation of successful enterprises.

Since entrepreneurs are critical drivers of job creation and economic prosperity leading to community development, the organisation shall help equip them with the creative ideas, skills and spirits needed to start and organize commercial enterprises in all sectors of the society and generate wealth for personal improvement, social innovation and economic growth.

Our Vision

Tactfully and pragmatically assist entrepreneurs, professionals and citizens across Africa in creating their own opportunities, best practices and resources for personal improvement, social growth and economic development.

Our Mission

To promote advanced knowledge, training, practice, research and support in the fields of entrepreneurship, management and development across diverse spheres by stimulating creative ideas, techniques or opportunities for sustainable communities.

Our Value

We value the complex uniqueness and the incalculable power of each individual to change the destiny of the collective.


The objectives of this Institute include but not limited to:
1. Promote global best practices in entrepreneurship, management and development studies.

2. Provide opportunities for our members in order to gain expertise in improving their social and economic conditions through research, training and engagement of key actors in the field of entrepreneurship, management and development.

3. Promote career in trades, skill acquisition, income generation, wealth creation, development education and technology among Africans.

4. Support the development of nationally recognized programmes emphasizing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and prepare our members to succeed in today's entrepreneurial economy.

5. Provide entrepreneurs and researchers in all disciplines with avenues for interaction, education, support and enhanced access to the technology, markets, financial resources, partners and services essential to the creation of new enterprises.

6. Synergize with local industries and corporations in raising the productivity of the informal sector as well as improving the skills of business owners to make them more effective, active and efficient.

Corporate Responsibilities

Our Corporate Responsibilities for Social Values (CRSV) are strong and specifically targeted towards community development to create a lasting...

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How To Apply

There are several ways to obtain your membership forms, use the one convenient and suitable for you:

All fees payable to any of the Institute's Bank Accounts: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc or ECOBANK Plc.

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