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Strategic Dialogue on Advancing Infrastructure Development in Africa – Technical Experts’ Meeting
June 25 - June 26
About the Dialogue:
The NEPAD Dialogue on Advancing Infrastructure Development in Africa is a multi-stakeholders consultation aiming to generate concrete policy recommendations to the Africa’s leadership in terms of infrastructure projects implementation, under the umbrella of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).
The added value of this dialogue amongst the various continental lays in its structure around specific instruments developed by the NEPAD Agency to drive the critical component of infrastructure development on the continent such as project preparation and mobilizing private investment.
The 2018 dialogue will deliberate on three work streams: (1): Mobilizing institutional investment for infrastructure development in Africa through the NEPAD 5 % Agenda Campaign, (2): Aggregated Guarantee Facility for institutional investment and private finance of infrastructure projects in Africa (3): Ensuring transboundary projects bankability and the role of the PIDA Service Delivery Mechanism (SDM) for early stage project preparation.
The Strategic Dialogue is a NEPAD initiative let by the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Program (RIITP) and can contribute to other policy sectors namely industrialization and job creation.
Objectives, structure, format of the event and participant expected contribution:
This two-day meeting will bring together representatives of development finance institutions, private sector executives, regional economic communities, and infrastructure project authorities and projects developers.
The dialogue will firstly deliberate on the technical modalities involved in setting up an Aggregated Guarantee Facility for Private Investment in Africa’s Infrastructure. Secondly, the meetings will discuss the operational modalities of PIDA Service Delivery Mechanism, an early stage project preparation facility to deal the complexity in bringing regional projects to bankability.
The first day (25 June) will begin with a session on mobilizing institutional investment for infrastructure development in Africa. The session will build on an issues paper on the financial potential of Pension and Sovereign Wealth Funds to invest into Africa’s Infrastructure. The day will close with an expert technical consultation on setting up the aggregated guarantee facility for infrastructure project.
The second day (26 June) will be devoted to the topic on project preparation. Starting with a session on regional infrastructure for development and job creation, the day will be closed with a discussion on the bankability of some regional PIDA projects.