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%
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.
Countdown to 2018 PIDA Week
3rd PIDA Week, Swakopmund, Namibia
AU-EU Summit, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
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
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.