Infrastructure News

African Union Infrastructure and Energy Commissioner calls for proactive gender-responsive infrastructure development in Africa

November 1, 2020
H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy says the integration of gender-responsive approaches in infrastructure planning and implementation is not an agenda to postpone if Africa is to reach its full potential. Opening the Gender-Responsive Infrastructure Development Webinar hosted by the African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN), Commissioner Abou-Zeid stressed the need to consider gender...
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Africa’s energy masterplan takes shape as African Development Bank and AUDA-NEPAD release key report

October 30, 2020
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the African Development Bank have released recommendations of a baseline study that looked into the development of a continental energy grid and market. The study, supported by the European Union, is the first step in an ambitious project to create an efficient, competitive energy sector that helps to serve Africa’s vast non-connected population,...
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Update on the African Integrated High-Speed Railway Network by AUDA-NEPAD

July 7, 2020
The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) has released a video capturing the conception, design and implementation plan for the African Integrated High- Speed Railway Network. The seven-minute video includes reports from across Africa, dedicated to railway revival, expansion and modernisation in the spirit of the continental rail plan. English French   The High-Speed Railway project was endorsed by the African...
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PIDA PAP 2 Gender Selection Criteria and Gender sensitive procurement actions

April 23, 2020
The African Network for Women in Infrastructure (ANWIN), hosted its first webinar on the 23rd April 2020, focusing on PIDA PAP 2 gender criteria which forms part of the PIDA PAP 2 process for selecting regional PIDA projects. The purpose behind the webinar was to provide the PIDA Focal Points, the opportunity to ask the question and get clarity on...
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Regional Consultation Workshop for East African Project Selections for the PIDA PAP2

March 13, 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The East African regional consultation workshop, shaping the rigorous project selection process for the second phase of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, also known as PIDA PAP2 (2021-2030), was held for the East African Member States and their Specialised Institutions. The three-day workshop, March 11th till March 13th, was launched by the African Union...
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Celebrating African Women and Water – A Unique Connection

March 9, 2020
The month of March has arrived bearing two special days – International Women’s Day on the 8th and World Water Day on the 22nd.   Water. Climate. Food. Health. Women. Life. Death.  These are keywords that spring to mind when I think about water, which is embedded in all forms of development ranging from food security, health promotion, poverty reduction...
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