Infrastructure News

Why is the proper structuring of major infrastructure projects in Africa a priority?

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

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

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

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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PIDA 2019 need for financial resources

November 26, 2019
While the infrastructure and infrastructure services gap in Africa remains high, there is increasing activity and investment efforts on the continent against a background of an ambitious long-term plan for closing Africa’s infrastructure gap, called the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), that African heads of state and government endorsed in 2012. PIDA PAP1 consisted of over 400 projects,...
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Accelerating Regional Infrastructure Development

October 21, 2019
The Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI) was hosted by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, on 21 October 2019. The PICI Inter Ministerial Meeting, under the chairmanship of the Minister Mohammed Khalil Abdel Aty with the support of AUDA-NEPAD as the secretariat for PICI, discussed the detailed report that was prepared by the PICI Technical Task...
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