About EIIA

The Economic Innovation Institute for Africa (EIIA) is a non-profit economic development and innovation outfit established to deepen trade, investment and innovation linkages. We are focused on delivering robust outcomes around economic development, internationalization and innovation – through public-private partnerships.

Through cutting-edge research and analysis, the Institute guides innovative policy formulation and programmatic interventions. From time to time, EIIA convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia and the civic sector to foster solutions in a collaborative environment.

We work with key stakeholders across Canada and African countries to harness best practices – with a particular focus on trade, FDI, innovation, sustainability and the new economy.

Founded in 2015 as the Global Economic Institute for Africa, before undergoing a corporate restructuring that led to its current name, EIIA has evolved over the years.

We are headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with a regional presence in Praia, Cape Verde.

MISSION

Through cutting-edge research and analysis, EIIA guides innovative policy formulation. From time to time, the Institute convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia and the civic sector to debate public policy issues and foster solutions in a collaborative environment.

EIIA engages an interdisciplinary array of senior policy, business and civic leaders as it harnesses best practices from around the world to help cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa’s position in the changing global economic order, with a particular focus on innovation and the new economy.

THEMES

EIIA’s research programs and policy initiatives are organized around four themes:

  • Trade Policy & FDI
  • Inclusive Development
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Climate Action & Sustainability