54 Nza Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria

+234 706 209 3690, 908 011 6688

About us



The African Heritage Institution (AfriHeritage) formerly known as African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE)

was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in Nigeria in 2000.


It is not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent organization devoted to economic research, capacity building and networking with its corporate headquarters located in Enugu, South Eastern part of Nigeria.Our VISION is a Renascent Africa that is democratic, prosperous and a major player in the global economy. Our MISSION is to provide intellectual leadership in helping Nigeria and Africa think through the emerging economic renaissance.



Policy Dialogue








The Institution's approach to achieving its vision include responsive and proactive research, facilitation of

evidenced based policy debate, convening stakeholder dialogue on topical issues, ...

Strategic Approaches

Responsive and Proactive Research, Collaboration with Nigerian and African think-tanks, Facilitating Evidence-based Policy Debate, Convening Stakeholder Dialogue on topical issues, Regional and International Networking.

Activities and Outputs

Research in Applied Economics, Economic Modeling and Analysis, Data Production and Management, Dissemination and Communication, Training and Capacity Building, Facilitation of Policy Dialogue.


The Board of Director is headed by the chairman, Professor Chukwuma Soludo while the Management is headed by the Executive Director, Prof. Ufo Okeke-Uzodike.

Management and Staff

The Management is headed by the Executive Director. Other staffers include Research Programme Directors, Finance and Administrative Manager, Communications and Relations Manager, Internal Audit Officer, Administrative Secretary, Research Associates, Associate Fellows Liaison Officer, Information Technology Officers, Communication Officers, Programme Officers, Research Assistants, Librarians, Finance and Administrative Assistants and others.

Associate Fellows

Much of the substantive work of AfriHeritage is carried out through a network of over 100 individual fellows (within and outside of Nigeria) affiliated to the Institute as Associate Fellows. The Institution's Associate Fellows Programme is a networking model that has proved to be a very credible and beneficial platform, providing rich opportunities for intellectual self-enhancement, academic interaction and mutual learning.

Our Flagship

The Business Environment and Competitiveness Across Nigerian States (BECANS) is AfriHeritage's flagship research, survey and dissemination initiative. The ultimate goal of BECANS is to promote evidencebased reforms of the business environment in Nigeria, with focus on the subnational jurisdictions (state and local governments). BECANS I was launched in 2007 while BECANS II was launched in 2010.

African Heritage Institution

54 Nza Street Independence Layout Enugu

by phone: +234 706 209 3690, 908 011 6688

by e-mail: info@afriheritage.org


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