The Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) is entering a “catch-up” phase where multiple growth drivers are coming into play at the same time. These include a demographic dividend, secular growth in commodity prices and increasing value of the region’s natural assets.
The region is heavily endowed with arable land, water, rare minerals, rainforest, “carbon capture”, among other commodities. However, Central Africa has historically been a marginal player in the field of agriculture and industry, especially considering its aggregated demographics and the demand related to its growth and prosperity. Most countries in the region show unusual trade volumes as a percentage of GDP benchmarked to international standards and comparatively low food, health and financial security.
At YAO Corp we see the incredible potential locked in the flourishing commercial sectors of the region and act as the gateway for serious investors looking to work with us to unlock these opportunities.
YAO Corp believes that regional challenges will be overcome through the identification and amplification of the excellence already existing across the Central African economy.
Our focus is to move away from transactional, extractive investments towards long-lasting strategic partnerships with entrepreneurs and businesses that will grow the commercial ecosystem in the region.
The goal is to generate competitive returns while stimulating economic growth. We do this by growing the private sector while developing human capital to create a new generation of businesses and leaders.
We understand that meaningful economic progress requires strategic collaboration - between private and public sectors, between investors and businesses, between people.