Lighting up Africa

By 2040, power access will increase to nearly 70%, equating to an additional 800 million people with access to energy sources. Access to electricity will be no less than 60% in any African country and the continent will save USD30 billion on energy production costs.

Cutting transport costs

Transport efficiency gains will equate to at least USD 172 billion in the African Regional Transport Integration Network (ARTIN), with the potential for much larger savings as trade corridors open.

Access to reliable and affordable ICT networks

Meeting Africa’s demand for broadband at an affordable cost, increasing access and security of access to internet services and the promotion of intra-African ecommerce.

Water and food for all Africans

Growing water needs will drive certain river basins – in particular the Nile, Niger, Orange and the Volta – to the brink of environmental disaster. PIDA will enable the water storage infrastructure needed for food production and trade.

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PIDA Timeline

November 2020
March 2019
November 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
March 2017
November 2016
July 2016
May 2016
November 2015
June 2015
November 2014
June 2014
May 2014
January 2014
May 2013
July 2012
November 2020

Completion of all PIDA – PAP projects

March 2019

African Infrastructure Guarantee Mechanism (AIGM), Mauritius

November 2018

Fourth PIDA Week, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

December 2017

Third PIDA Week, Swakopmund, Namibia

November 2017

AU-EU Summit, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

October 2017

PIDA Job Creation Toolkit at Africa Talks Jobs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

September 2017

Launch of 5% Agenda at NASDAQ, New York

First PIDA Public Private Partnerships Training Module in Dakar, Senegal

July 2017

Endorsement of PIDA Action Plan by AU Executive Council during AU Summit

March 2017

The first AU Specialized Technical Committee on Infrastructure recognizes PIDA

November 2016

Second PIDA Week held and PIDA Progress Report launched

July 2016

Launch of the 2nd PIDA CBN Report

May 2016

The launch of MoveAfrica

November 2015

First PIDA Week, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

June 2015

Launch of the Continental Business Network (CBN)

November 2014

The Project Preparation Facilities’ (PPF) Roundtable

Introduction of the PIDA Service Delivery Mechanism (PIDA SDM)

June 2014

The Dakar Financing Summit (DFS)

May 2014

Launch of the Africa 50 Fund

January 2014

Establishment of the Council for Infrastructure Development (CID)

May 2013

Launch of Virtual PIDA Information Centre (VPIC)

July 2012

Presentation of the African Strategic Infrastructure Initiative

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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.

PIDA Stakeholders

African Development Bank Group
Development Bank of Southern Africa
European Union
Government of German
Government of Japan
United Kingdom
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
United States of America
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