Working for development requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. For this reason, AFRIEF works on a range of 10 complementary sectors that, together, can contribute to the development of African countries, with a wide range of different professions, from the field to research to policy; and from the local to the global level, in villages and in international bodies. They are:

Agriculture (Processing, Value Chains and Policies)
Islamic Economy
Urbanization and Smart Cities
Governance and Leadership
Drinking Water, Sanitation and Waste Management
Health and Human Services
Renewable Energy and Natural Resource Management
Islamic Microfinance
Entrepreneurship Development
Cooperatives and Community Wealth Building