The African Corporate Governance Network is governed by a Constitution


The Members of the African Corporate Governance Network who officially signed the ACGN Constitution, which will bind them to work together to promote good corporate governance in Africa comprise the following institutions:

Egyptian Institute of Directors

Institute of Directors Ghana

Institut Arabe des Chefs d’Entreprise (Tunisia)

Institute of Directors Kenya

Institute of Directors in Malawi

Mauritius Institute of Directors

Institut Marocain des Administrateurs

Institute of Directors Mozambique

Institute of Directors Nigeria


Institute of Directors in Southern Africa

Institute of Directors in Tanzania

Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda

Institute of Directors of Zambia

Institute of Directors Zimbabwe

Affiliate Members

Organisations that do not meet the membership criteria of the ACGN may apply for affiliate membership. Currently, the affiliate members of the ACGN are as follows:

FITC Nigeria

Institut National des Administrateurs de Cote d’Ivoire

Ethics SA

Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria

ICSA – Uganda

African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA)


Special Participants

From time to time, the ACGN Executive Committee may invite other individuals or organisations as observers or to contribute to ACGN for a specific purpose and period of time. Examples include representatives from the NEPAD Business Foundation, World Bank, IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum, the OECD, or regional director groups that have not joined the ACGN. Currently, the ACGN Collaborators include:

NEPAD Business Foundation

(also ACGN Secretary)

IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum

 (a member of the World Bank)


The global body for professional accountants

Ethiopian Institute for Corporate Governance


  • Exchange and share knowledge, information, best practices tools and resources.
  • Demonstrating good practice within member organisations and network
  • Building sustainable capacity to enable membership organisations to achieve their goals
  • Common platform for advocacy, initiatives and communications
  • Expand the network
  • Create a favourable investment climate (outcome)
  • Conduct Research
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