Unlocking Africa’s Infrastructure Potential: All About PIDA
- What is PIDA?
- What is the Vision and Objectives of PIDA?
- PIDA Governance
- PIDA Priority Action Plans (PAP)
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa is a strategic initiative led by the African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Its main objective is to promote regional integration and socio-economic development in Africa through the development of sustainable and integrated infrastructure.
Increasing energy access and reducing power generation costs.
Reducing transport costs and boosting intra-African trade.
Ensuring food security and access to water.
Increasing global connectivity
Supporting synergy with other infrastructure and economic investments.
PIDA’s governance processes are anchored in the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA). The main objective of this architecture is to create an integrated and enabling management environment capable of enhancing the capacity of the African Union and its institutions to streamline all efforts into tangible achievements.
IAIDA comprises two mechanisms including decision-making and implementation that are defined with respect to the political mandates of the participating institutions.
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), an African Union Commission (AUC) initiative, in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, aims to accelerate infrastructure development across the continent.
PIDA as a strategic framework will run through 2040 in order to develop continental (cross-border) infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Trans-boundary Water Resources). PIDA’s main purpose is to strengthen the consensus and ownership of large cross-border infrastructure projects that integrate energy, transportation, and water development on a continental scale.
Activities and Announcements
PIDA PAP Projects
PIDA aims to prioritize and accelerate the implementation of strategic infrastructure projects that have a regional impact. These projects are carefully selected based on their potential to foster regional integration, address infrastructure gaps, and contribute to sustainable development.
Service Delivery Mechanism (SDM)
The SDM is a key component of PIDA. Its ultimate mission is to make regional projects economically feasible, technically sound, and politically acceptable.
Benefits of the SDM
It serves as a resource pool to provide advisory services and support for project preparation, origination, and enabling environment activities.
Continental Business Network (CBN)
Heads of State and Government response to facilitate private sector advice and leadership in essential continent-wide infrastructure projects.
Vision for CBN
“To bridge the infrastructure financing gap in Africa enhancing the livelihood of Africans”. It aims to promote regional and domestic infrastructure investment projects
The Job Creation Toolkit
A practical and scalable instrument designed to empower Project Owners and stakeholders in estimating the potential job creation impact of African infrastructure projects.
The Online Toolkit aims to capitalize on the demographic dividend for job creation and wider regional economic development via PIDA infrastructure projects
Africa Infrastructure Database
The Powerhouse for Data-driven Development. AID provides a comprehensive platform for collecting, validating, and disseminating crucial project information.
Data and Statistics
AID empowers stakeholders to streamline workflows and maximize the impact of infrastructure investments. Join the AID community for infrastructure data needs.
PIDA History and Key Events
Completion of all PIDA – PAP projects
African Infrastructure Guarantee Mechanism (AIGM), Mauritius
Fourth PIDA Week, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Third 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
Data and Statistics
Programme Data and Statistics
Data and statistics being generated
Regional Data and Statistics
Data and statistics being generated
Our Success Stories
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 AUDA-NEPAD 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.
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