2017 PIDA Week

“Regional Infrastructure Development for Job Creation and Economic Transformation”

10 – 14 December  2017
The Dome, 5371 Welwitschia Street
Swakopmund, Namibia

Lighting up Africa

By 2040, power access will increase to nearly 70%, equating to an additional 800 million people with access to energy sources. Access to electricity will be no less than 60% in any African country and the continent will save USD30 billion on energy production costs.

Cutting transport costs

Transport efficiency gains will equate to at least USD 172 billion in the African Regional Transport Integration Network (ARTIN), with the potential for much larger savings as trade corridors open.

Connecting Africa to the world-wide web

PIDA will boost broadband connectivity by 20% and increase broadband penetration by 10% by 2018. The resulting stronger connections between goods and markets and between people and jobs will increase GDP by 1%

Water and food for all Africans

Growing water needs will drive certain river basins – in particular the Nile, Niger, Orange and the Volta – to the brink of environmental disaster. PIDA will enable the water storage infrastructure needed for food production and trade.

What is PIDA?

The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is a strategic continental initiative which has the buy-in of all African countries, for mobilizing resources to transform Africa through modern infrastructure. Its 51 cross-border infrastructure projects comprise more than 400 actionable sub-projects across four main infrastructure sectors, namely energy, transport, transboundary water and ICT.

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PIDA Timeline

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PIDA Job Creation Toolkit at Africa Talks Jobs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Launch of 5% Agenda at NASDAQ, New York

First PIDA Public Private Partnerships Training Module in Dakar, Senegal

Endorsement of PIDA Action Plan by AU Executive Council during AU Summit

The first AU Specialized Technical Committee on Infrastructure recognizes PIDA

Second PIDA Week held and PIDA Progress Report launched

Launch of the 2nd PIDA CBN Report

The launch of MoveAfrica

First PIDA Week, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Launch of the Continental Business Network (CBN)

The Project Preparation Facilities’ (PPF) Roundtable

Introduction of the PIDA Service Delivery Mechanism (PIDA SDM)

The Dakar Financing Summit (DFS)

Launch of the Africa 50 Fund

Establishment of the Council for Infrastructure Development (CID)

Launch of Virtual PIDA Information Centre (VPIC)

Presentation of the African Strategic Infrastructure Initiative

Adoption of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

Adoption of the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA)

Publication of the PIDA study on growth and demand

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PIDA Executing Agencies

The African Union Commission ensures the alignment of the PIDA priority projects and programmes with regional and continental strategies and policy frameworks; reviews strategic plans, studies and reports prepared by the NEPAD Agency; and makes appropriate recommendations to the Council for Infrastructure Development (CID) through an independent advisory group.

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency collaborates with Regional Economic Communities, countries, specialised institutions and the private sector, to accelerate the implementation of PIDA as well as co-ordinating stakeholder engagements for the funding and financing of PIDA priority projects, producing annual reports on the implementation status of these projects.

The African Development Bank’s role as one of the executing agencies covers the responsibility for contractual, financial, technical and administrative management of the programme including responsibility for procurement procedures, in conformity with its existing regulations, budget management and disbursements.

PIDA Stakeholders

African Development Bank Group
Development Bank of Southern Africa
European Union
Government of German
Government of Japan
United Kingdom
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
United States of America
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