Infrastructure News

AUC, NEPAD and GIZ discuss new 7 million Euro envelope dedicated to the next phase of PIDA

November 13, 2018
The next phase of GiZ support to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Priority Action Plan (PAP) 2 with an envelope of Euro 7 million for the next three years was at the heart of discussions of the two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 12 and 13 November 2018. In his remarks, the Director for Infrastructure...
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Journalists Visit the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Courtesy of the AUC

November 7, 2018
The African Union Commission took journalists from across the continent on a tour of the largest hydropower project in Africa, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) today. The GERD, which is one of the projects under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), is at an advanced stage with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW. Construction of the Dam...
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Hon. Odinga appointed High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa

October 20, 2018
Bridging the gap in infrastructure is vital to economic advancement and sustainable development. However, this can only be achieved through regional and continental co-operation and solution-finding, which calls for greater political will and buy-in. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, appointed Honourable Raila Odinga of Kenya as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa on 20...
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The revitalisation of Africa’s railways

September 27, 2018
Given the current situation of African rail networks and the desire and ambition displayed at high levels to revitalise or even develop this vital sector so that it can contribute effectively to inclusive growth and the integration of the continent, African transport Ministers have made various commitments and declarations. The declarations include those adopted in Brazzaville in 2006; Algiers in...
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5% Agenda for an African Infrastructure Guarantee Scheme

September 25, 2018
The NEPAD Agency Continental Business Network (CBN) once again gathered international investors, pension funds, stock exchange CEO’s, multi-lateral development banks and G7 representatives at the New York Stock Exchange on 25 September, to follow up of the launch of its 5% Agenda. The 5% Agenda is a campaign to increase the allocations of African asset owners to African infrastructure from...
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The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit: #changingpeoplelives

July 18, 2018
The NEPAD Agency with support from the German Government through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance (GlobalDF) developed the PIDA Job Creation Toolkit to estimate the labour market effects of PIDA cross-border infrastructure projects. The Toolkit is a first of its kind online estimation tool that can be utilised by project owners...
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