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The African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE) is a professional community of association executives and voice of the association profession in Africa.

Established in 2015 and officially registered in South Africa on 19/02/2016, as a Non-Profit Company (NPC), Tax Number 9024813249

Our Mission

To build and advance the importance and effectiveness of associations in Africa.

Our Vision

Shaping Africa’s future through sustainable association management

The African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE) is a CAE Approved Provider.

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The program(s) offered, meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

Our Strategic Pillars

AfSAE wants to build and enhance the relevancy and sustainability of associations and their management in Africa through the following set of objectives.



To provide a forum for learning, training, networking, and sharing of knowledge about the practice of the association profession and nonprofit management in Africa.



To influence the legislative and regulatory climate, favorable to associations, and ensure the general public recognizes the valuable role that associations and association professionals play in advancing our society.



To connect our members to the global member communities and groups created to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, sharing of expertise, and networking activities.



To create strategic alliances between associations and other nonprofits that are intended to achieve greater impact together than any organization could generate on its own.



Guiding our members through continuous learning about the industry’s evolving trends that actively shape the future and responds to changes that will better the profession.



We advocate the improvement and well being of our members in society so they can reach their full potential. We aspire to invest in our members by the removal of barriers so that we can journey with confidence and dignity to our shared dreams and the path to self-sufficiency.

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