The World Crafts Council Africa works to promote handicraft trade and industry while helping its members to improve their productivity, explore markets and introduce them to the international arena. It also works as liaison between its members and the African Governments and Non-Government Organizations.
Aims and Objectives
To work towards steady growth of handicraft trade and industry.
To encourage African artisans to adopt handicraft production as their profession by preserving African cultural heritage and to popularize it in the World.
To strive towards enhancing the quality of handicraft goods & its productivity.
To provide pragmatic suggestions and advice to African Governments and its related agencies to formulate policy/programs for the betterment of handicraft trade & industry.
To popularize & promote handicraft products.
Organize seminars, symposiums and conferences on various topics relevant to strengthening the handicraft trade & industry.
Organize exhibition and trade fairs to highlight handicraft products & create public awareness in its usage.
Activate and increase contacts with National and International Agencies for the growth of handicraft trade & industry.
Explore additional markets for the handicraft products.
Institute award in recognition of highest export and best craftsmanship.
Arrange participation in international trade fairs & exhibitions for its members.
Publication of news bulletins, books, catalogues, members’ directory and other materials relevant to promote handicraft trade & industry.
Act as catalytic agent for management of training programmes for the benefit of its members.
Documentation & dissemination of information regarding handicraft trade & industry.
WCC Africa President
Otunba Segun Runsewe
Director General National Council for Arts and Culture
The Africa Vice President of the Chapter
Mrs. Janet Nkubana
Director General NCAC Nigeria
Mr. Bila Ovedraogo
For French Speaking African Countries
Garba Shehu Ahmed
For English speaking African Countries
Mr. Andrianaeverioa Gasisosa
Mr. Passent Nossair
For Arab speaking African Countries