Infrastructure News

Banking African Infrastructure

November 9, 2017
Africa faces a yawning gap between its infrastructure needs and its ability to attract the foreign investment required to finance projects. The continent’s leaders must recommit to creating a more favorable investment climate, one that can attract capital while limiting investors’ risk exposure. (more…)
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One-Stop Border Posts to pilot MoveAfrica’s Traffic Light System

November 3, 2017
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee of Ministers of Transport have endorsed Beitbridge, Kazungula, Kasumbalesa and Chirundu One-Stop Border Posts for the piloting of the NEPAD Agency MoveAfrica’s Traffic Light System (TLS), as well as the roadmap for implementation of the TLS on the selected pilot border posts. The SADC Committee of Ministers meeting which took place in Lilongwe,...
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Move Africa looks at improving transport corridors for economic activities and movement of humanitarian goods

October 18, 2017
With all its potential, the continent of Africa is challenged by inadequate and under-developed infrastructure. This limits intra-regional trade by driving up import and export costs. The unavailability of adequate capacities and technology, coupled with much slower than anticipated private sector participation, has also hindered infrastructural development. This in turn slows down the movement of goods by road, rail, air...
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Pushing the Cybersecurity Agenda to promote trade and e-Commerce in Africa

October 13, 2017
The Regional Integration Infrastructure and Trade Programme (RIITP) is working to advance e-commerce and trade in Africa by working on initiatives that promote confidence and trust in Africa’s cyberspace. Specifically, RIITP is pushing for enabling regulatory and policy environments in the context of the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection. (more…)
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NEPAD-PIDA training on Public Private Partnerships

September 26, 2017
Mr Symerre Grey-Johnson, Head of Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade, officially opened the first round of NEPAD-Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) training on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), co-funded by the African Union Commission and GIZ in Dakar Senegal, from 26 - 30 September. (more…)
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Steering committee and experts meeting on the Continental High Speed Rail

September 25, 2017
The first meeting of the steering committee and experts of the Continental High Speed Rail Network project opened on Monday 25 September in Dakar, with the aim of sharing the experiences of member countries while waiting for the feasibility study. (more…)
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Bridging Africa’s $68bn infrastructure finance gap

September 18, 2017
The NEPAD Agency gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the New York Stock Exchange for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) which sets out 51 cross-border infrastructure programmes and more than 400 actionable projects in...
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NEPAD Nigeria CEO takes Nigeria’s investment drive to the global community as Infrastructure Africa Business Forum winds up in Johannesburg, South Africa

August 28, 2017
Member States of NEPAD and the international business community have been told that the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 of the Buhari Administration was launched with the overall objective of bringing Nigeria out of recession and placing the country on the path of sustainable and inclusive growth. (more…)
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