ABOUT GFVC AFRICA
The Global Fashion Value Chain Federation of Africa, herein referred to as GFVC AFRICA is established under the provisions of its act.
The organization hereby constituted is a Not for Profit Organization (240-048 NPO) registered as such in South Africa in terms of the Non-profit Organization Act, 1997, operates in form of a politically independent, integrated socio-economic development infrastructure of the Pan African Fashion Value Chain, with membership of the Assembly being that of 8 regional economic clusters; non-elected permanent members; government and traditional leadership council of the 8 RECs, the President of the Pan-African commission; 8 Senior Commissioners from the RECs; and Global partners of the GFVC AFRICA economy development rather than that of individuals.
Its shortened name is GFVC AFRICA.
The Global Fashion Value Chain Federation of Africa (also known as the Federal GFVC AFRICA) is a politically independent continental ecosystem and global voice of the 55 member states and the eight (8) regional economic communities recognized by the African Union
Inspired by a South African born woman who started working on the concept in 2016 in the hope of bringing Africa together to establish a politically independent, fully integrated iconic ecosystem of fashion that accelerates innovation at scale, across the value chain, small enterprises, regional communities, and countries to exploit the untapped Agricultural, Mining, Technology, Film, and Manufacturing opportunities presented by the industrialization of the fashion ecosystem.
Determined to leave no stone unturned in defeating Youth unemployment and Rural Poverty through the fashion value chain's full industrialization development, address the Continent's Structural Inequality challenge, and the need for the ecosystem's Global Political Voice that enables and gives voice: to youth and women across socio-economic strata, rural-urban divides, race, gender, ability and age groups, black rural manufacturing, mining and agricultural "left-behinds", and small enterprises.
Guided by its common Vision of “Building a High-Road Industrial Future Economy that Unites, Transforms, Improves the welfare and well-being of Africans, and one that respects its ecological limits” – through: (1) partnerships; (2) economic integration - to strengthen solidarity and cohesion among our people, decolonize, protect and build a competitive single economy; (3) industry and people advancement to maximize industry 4.0 and circular economy benefits to all.
Convinced of the virtues of solidarity and unity as the base for a common force forward. and Anxious to carry and promote the historical, cultural, and moral values of the continent and explore a full-scale inclusive smart industrialization growth of the Pan African Global Fashion Value Chain (this includes: its Machinery & Tooling Industry).
GFVC AFRICA is Grounded by the Principles and Aspirations through which the organization was built-on to achieve its common Pan-African Vision and members' national interests.
GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Governance takes place through the GFVC AFRICA ASSEMBLY, which is the supreme decision-making body; and the Commission of the GFVC AFRICA which gives effect to the decisions and policies of the GFVC AFRICA.
The Commission promotes the GFVC AFRICA' general interest and takes appropriate initiatives to that end. Under the member Regions' GFVC AFRICA Assembly, it exercises coordinating, executive and management functions, executes the budget and manages programmes.
The governance and management of this entity is as prescribed in the Act of the GFVC AFRICA.
The present Constitutive Act of the GFVC AFRICA is the only reference and the only source of power and responsibilities within the organization. The Constitution sets the objectives of the Organization, its organs and bodies and the various responsibilities that accrue to their leaders. No person shall repeal the present Constitution, subject to penalties provided for therein, alter all or part of its provision, or prevent the application of its provisions. The governance and management of the organization is as prescribed in the Constitutive Act of the GFVC AFRICA.
THE GFVC AFRICA INSTITUTIONS
The GFVC AFRICA shall have an institutional framework which shall aim to:
promote its values,
advance its objectives,
serve its interests, those of communities and Member Regions, States, and Municipalities.
ensure the consistency, effectiveness and continuity of its policies and actions.
The Institutions of the GFVC AFRICA shall be:
The General Assembly of the GFVC AFRICA.
The General Assembly Council of the GFVC AFRICA
The Commission of the GFVC AFRICA.
The RECs Council
Service Departments and agencies of the GFVC AFRICA COMMISSION
The High-Road Finance Institution of the GFVC AFRICA
Independent Auditors of the GFVC AFRICA.
Each institution shall act within the limits of the powers conferred on it in the Constitution, and in conformity with the procedures and conditions set out in it. The institutions shall practice mutual sincere cooperation.
The terms of reference for the service departments of the Commission will be decided by the Commissioners. The departments shall interact with any functional department in respect of issues that fall within the departments jurisdiction.
THE GFVC AFRICA EMBLEM
The emblem/Flag of the GFVC AFRICA is designed as follows - from bottom to top: Against a Shadow Grey/White Background are two overlapping circles in either Shadow Grey/Silver/Gray Emerald/White:
a. A Circle of Stars that represent the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony, and the rich qualities of the African continent in light to the fashion value chain development.
b. at the Centre of the Circle of Stars is the 4th Industrial revolution wheel which represents our position in maximizing manufacturing advancement opportunities and benefits to all communities for shared growth.
c. The 2nd is a Globe with a Borderless Connected map of Africa positioned at its center as the last frontier in the Global Economy and our focus on integrating the Pan-African smart global fashion value chain to the Globe for joint research, knowledge transfer and trade.
d. The two overlapping circles intersection or infinity symbol represents the earth's connection to all that is sacred, and our commitment to a new beginning in building a prosperous Africa for all.
e. Below the Symbol, and from left to right is the full name of the organization with GFVC letters highlighted in either white/gray/ emerald.