Some of the key milestones in the history of PIDA include:
Adoption of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)
During the 18th ordinary session of the AU Summit, African Heads of State and Government adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) as strategic framework for regional infrastructure.The PIDA Priority Action Plan (PIDA PAP) comprises 51 cross-border programmes covering the four sectors transport, energy, and ICT as well as trans-boundary water resources management. Regional infrastructure is pivotal in increasing intra-African trade and improving the continent’s competitiveness in the world market. Hence,PIDA substantially contributes to the socio- economic development of an integrated Africa.
Adoption of the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA)
As a strategic framework,IAIDA assigns roles and responsibilities to ensure a coordinated,speedy and efficient implementation of PIDA.
Publication of the PIDA study on growth and demand
Providing a macro-outlook for infrastructure demand in each of the four sectors (transport,energy,and ICT as well as trans-boundary water resources management) until 2040, the study serves as the basis for the prioritisation of regional infrastructure programmes. i.e. for PIDA.