The Consultative Committee for the Continental Strategy for Geographical Indications in Africa set out an action plan for 2020, reaffirming their commitment to the development of GIs in Africa. The development of a GI manual is an important step in the promotion of this strategy. In so doing, AfrIPI will be providing a more comprehensive version of the existing draft of the GI manual. Currently, this new and more detailed version is being finalised in line with the comments received during the consultation processes carried out over the past months. An English and French version of the GI manual will be made publicly available.