Infrastructure News

Appointment of an African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development

October 20, 2018
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today appointed Honorable Raila Odinga of Kenya as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to expedite the integration of the continent through infrastructure, in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development. It comes against the backdrop of renewed efforts...
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The revitalisation of Africa’s railways

September 27, 2018
Given the current situation of African rail networks and the desire and ambition displayed at high levels to revitalise or even develop this vital sector so that it can contribute effectively to inclusive growth and the integration of the continent, African transport Ministers have made various commitments and declarations. The declarations include those adopted in Brazzaville in 2006; Algiers in...
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5% Agenda for an African Infrastructure Guarantee Scheme

September 25, 2018
The NEPAD Agency Continental Business Network (CBN) once again gathered international investors, pension funds, stock exchange CEO’s, multi-lateral development banks and G7 representatives at the New York Stock Exchange on 25 September, to follow up of the launch of its 5% Agenda. The 5% Agenda is a campaign to increase the allocations of African asset owners to African infrastructure from...
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The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit: #changingpeoplelives

July 18, 2018
The NEPAD Agency with support from the German Government through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance (GlobalDF) developed the PIDA Job Creation Toolkit to estimate the labour market effects of PIDA cross-border infrastructure projects. The Toolkit is a first of its kind online estimation tool that can be utilised by project owners...
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NEPAD Agency holds the first PIDA water workshop

July 12, 2018
One of the outcomes of the 3rd Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was for the NEPAD Agency to lead on accelerating PIDA projects, with specific emphasis on the PIDA sectors of power transmission, aviation and water. The limited progress reported on moving PIDA water projects from conception to implementation was in part attributed to challenges in developing...
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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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