Infrastructure News

Infrastructure experts discuss support for the PIDA Capacity Building Project

July 11, 2018
The NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme convened on 10-11 July 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana, a Reference Group Meeting on the Support to PIDA with specific focus on the PIDA Capacity Building Project (PIDA CAP) Phase Two. The meeting held in Gaborone, Botswana brought together Regional Economic Communities Infrastructure experts, Development Partners, Infrastructure Project experts and PIDA lead...
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Focus on project financing as PPP workshop series continues

July 6, 2018
The NEPAD Agency continues with the second round of the PIDA Executive workshop on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the Rwandese capital, Kigali. The workshop, which was held from 2 to 6 July 2018, is a collaborative effort between the NEPAD Agency, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It  focused on strengthening the...
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Africa’s infrastructure deficit and risk mitigation

June 27, 2018
According to the AfDB’s African Economic Outlook 2018, the annual infrastructure deficit in Africa is currently estimated at $108 billion. With committed leadership, political will and private sector actively involved in infrastructure development, this gap can be closed. It is with this approach at the core of its mandate, that the NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme convened...
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Africa’s biggest rail conference and exhibition

June 14, 2018
NEPAD Agency participated in the Africa Rail 2018 Conference from 12-14 June. The event, dubbed Africa’s largest Rail Conference and Exhibition, brought together Railway Operators, end-users, Governments and Transport Industry stakeholders Speaking post the conference, NEPAD Agency’s Advisor on the Continental High Speed Rail, Louis Napo Gnagbe highlighted that railway sector experts had during the conference, expressed interest in collaborating...
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African Union and International Energy Agency to provide clean energy

May 28, 2018
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the African Union have agreed to have a strategic partnership towards a more secure, sustainable and clean energy future for countries across the African continent. The joint commitment was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 28 May 2018 in Paris by Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, and H.E. Dr...
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Accelerating infrastructure development in Africa – The Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative

May 24, 2018
Dignitaries from Africa, under the auspices of the African Union’s NEPAD Agency, in collaboration with the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, converged on Nairobi from 23 - 24 May 2018 for the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) Technical Task Team workshop to deliberate on the way forward for the initiative and to present the progress status of each of the PICI projects....
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