Infrastructure News

Africa’s infrastructure deficit and risk mitigation

By Ephrem Hailu  /  June 27, 2018
According to the AfDB’s African Economic Outlook 2018, the annual infrastructure deficit in Africa is currently estimated at $108 billion. With committed leadership, political will and private sector actively involved in infrastructure development, this gap can be closed. It is with this approach at the core of its mandate, that the NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme convened...
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Africa’s biggest rail conference and exhibition

By Ephrem Hailu  /  June 14, 2018
NEPAD Agency participated in the Africa Rail 2018 Conference from 12-14 June. The event, dubbed Africa’s largest Rail Conference and Exhibition, brought together Railway Operators, end-users, Governments and Transport Industry stakeholders Speaking post the conference, NEPAD Agency’s Advisor on the Continental High Speed Rail, Louis Napo Gnagbe highlighted that railway sector experts had during the conference, expressed interest in collaborating...
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African Union and International Energy Agency to provide clean energy

By Ephrem Hailu  /  May 28, 2018
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the African Union have agreed to have a strategic partnership towards a more secure, sustainable and clean energy future for countries across the African continent. The joint commitment was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 28 May 2018 in Paris by Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, and H.E. Dr...
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Accelerating infrastructure development in Africa – The Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative

By Ephrem Hailu  /  May 24, 2018
Dignitaries from Africa, under the auspices of the African Union’s NEPAD Agency, in collaboration with the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, converged on Nairobi from 23 - 24 May 2018 for the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) Technical Task Team workshop to deliberate on the way forward for the initiative and to present the progress status of each of the PICI projects....
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AU-EU Partnership Reference Group on Infrastructure

By Ephrem Hailu  /  May 17, 2018
African Union - European Union (AU-EU) and their partners gathered for the 6th Reference Group on Infrastructure meeting to discuss the infrastructure agenda of the AU-EU Partnership in Addis Ababa on May 17-18, 2018. The partners of the meeting recognised that the AU-EU Partnership plays a very essential role in steering the AU-EU cross-sectoral infrastructure agenda and also stressed the importance...
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AUC holding workshop series to develop next phase of PIDA

By Ephrem Hailu  /  May 8, 2018
The African Union Commission is organizing a series of regional workshops in the continent to prepare and deliver the next phase of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Priority Action Plan (PAP) for 2020-2030. The Arab and the Maghreb Union (AMU/UMA) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) were the first of the eight Regional Economic Communities to...
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