Infrastructure News

Accelerating project preparation and financing water projects in Africa

November 26, 2018
Africa's population is projected to reach 1.6 billion by 2030, which translates into a need to produce at least 50% more food; and at least a tenfold increase in water needs for energy production to support socio-economic development. These challenges and the resultant increase in water demand are further aggravated by rapid urbanization and industrialisation. This requires huge investments in...
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Securing Africa’s Water Security through Transboundary Infrastructure Projects

November 26, 2018
The NEPAD Agency and Global Water Partnership (GWP) have today signed an MoU to accelerate the implementation of priority continental water infrastructure projects within the framework of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the Africa Investment Programme (AIP). The MoU was signed on the margins of PIDA Week, an annual event organized by the African union, NEPAD...
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Promoting Employment and Decent Work in Africa

November 26, 2018
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)  Agency, a technical agency of the African Union and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) a specialized agency of the United Nations, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the objective of promoting decent jobs  for all the economic sectors for people of Africa. The MoU was signed on the margins of...
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Media Put to Task as 2018 PIDA Week Kicks off

November 26, 2018
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a united call from panelists for the media to project Africa's image positively during a media breakfast that brought together PIDA network of journalists, local and global media fraternity, infrastructure policymakers, development partners and private sector to discuss among other issues,  Africa’s...
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Let us make Africa’s Infrastructure Competitive, Zimbabwean Minister Urges Continent at PIDA Week

November 26, 2018
Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense of local communities and the continent,” Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza said Monday. Speaking during the opening session of the 2018 PIDA Week in Victoria Falls, Mr....
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Infrastructure: Finding alternatives to State funding

November 15, 2018
On October 16 2018, the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced the signing of an Inga 3 project exclusive development agreement with two consortia (Chinese and Spanish). This is a milestone for Africa. After eight years of studies and discussions, this hydroelectric dam project on the Congo River will finally enter its operational phase. Inga 3 is a...
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