Infrastructure News

Heads of State Champion Africa’s Infrastructure Development

By Ephrem Hailu  /  February 10, 2020
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a recommitment to develop Africa’s infrastructure was made by Heads of State at a side-event for the initiative on championing infrastructure during the African Union Summit. It was attended by the the President of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame and the President of South Africa, H.E Cyril Ramaphosa and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki...
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Task Force Training for PIDA Priority Action Plan (PAP2)

By Athenkosi Pono  /  February 5, 2020
The African Union Commission (AUC) launched a three-day workshop from 29th - 31st January 2020 to train task force nominees on the project selection criteria in pursuit of “inclusive, sustainable world-class infrastructure” carved out by Agenda 2063.  Expert representatives from infrastructure sectors: energy, transport, ICT, and transboundary water resources were selected from the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development...
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Why is the proper structuring of major infrastructure projects in Africa a priority?

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 19, 2019
Financing projects upstream, building partnerships between public and private operators, AUDA-NEPAD accelerates its efforts to advance the continent’s development.  Since the Dakar Financing Summit in June 2014 and President Macky Sall’s push to advance high-impact projects across the continent, including those of integrated corridors with a regional dimension, ambitious national and transnational projects have been presented each year. According to the last figures released by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) in 2018, the level of Africa’s...
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Stakeholder Validation Workshop to harmonize African Fuel Standards

By Ephrem Hailu  /  December 10, 2019
The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA) hosted a two-day workshop, from 10th to 11th December 2019 - to validate “The Benefits of Adopting AFRI Fuel Specifications Roadmap” which aims to ensure superior fuel quality and significant emissions reduction for achieving clean air in Africa. The harmonized regional and continental fuel specifications...
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PIDA Week: Private and public sector partnerships key to unlocking Africa’s infrastructure funding

By Ephrem Hailu  /  November 27, 2019
The 2019 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week opened in Cairo, Egypt, Monday with a clarion call from key players in the infrastructure sector for enhanced partnerships between the public and private sectors to  develop the continent’s infrastructure to spur industrial growth and employment creation. They agreed that greater economic activity, enhanced efficiency and increased competitiveness on the...
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PIDA week kicks off with call for enhanced partnership between public and private sector

By Ephrem Hailu  /  November 26, 2019
Africa’s high profile authorities made a call for enhanced partnership between public and private sector in developing the continent’s infrastructure at the opening of the 5th PIDA Week on Monday November5, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Speaking during the occasion Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO AUDA-NEPAD, pointed out that 80 percent of the infrastructure projects’ costs were funded by public funds...
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