Through its programs and initiatives, the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation seeks to increase the capacity of African countries to forge partnerships among the private sector, governments, and NGOs to help plan, finance, and operate programs to build infrastructure, increase training opportunities, enhance production, and market their natural, social, and cultural assets to potential investors.

Its learning programs are meant to help students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming reflective and active citizens of their respective countries who are able to identify and pursue solutions among problems, possibilities among needs, opportunities among challenges, and above all, who recognize the importance of contributing to the broader values and needs of society.