In pursuit of its vision and mission, ICED:
- Assists and supports the improvement of the environment of small and medium scale enterprises in Sub Saharan Africa,
- Provides advisory services for the creation, development and promotion of entrepreneurship, for contributing to the sustainable development process in the region,
- Assists enterprises to increase their efficiency in the international market, especially via the provision of relevant information and training in trade development and promotion, business partnerships and networks,
- Facilitates gender empowerment in the region, and
- Organises capacity building and utilisation programmes and provides services that significantly contribute to improve the quality of life in the region.