PIDA Week 2018

Realizing Africa’s Integration through Smart Infrastructure and Good Governance

26-28 November | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A personal account of PIDA Week written by Millicent Kgeledi, a NEPAD Agency Communications Officer Edited by Sandra Nyaira, UNECA...
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Africa's population is projected to reach 1.6 billion by 2030, which translates into a need to produce at least 50%...
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The NEPAD Agency and Global Water Partnership (GWP) have today signed an MoU to accelerate the implementation of priority continental...
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The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)  Agency, a technical agency of the African Union and the International Labour Organisation...
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The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a united...
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Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and...
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“The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) constitutes a great achievement for Africa since all key stakeholders in infrastructure have merged their priorities into a single continental programme and decided to speak in one voice. Infrastructure forms the backbone of the African economy, having been responsible for more than half of Africa’s recent improved growth performance and with the potential to contribute even more in the future. The opportunity ahead will require us to roll up our sleeves towards action. We need to work towards visible results for PIDA that can impact the lives of Africans. And with every activity going forward we need to focus on unlocking the economic potential of Africans. This will be the opportunity that will drive each of us at the African Union Commission so we can together realize the Africa Union’s Vision and Strategic Plan for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa”.

H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid
Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
African Union Commission

’The Africa We Want’ through Agenda 2063 will not be possible without increased investment in infrastructure. If managed prudently and effectively, infrastructure can contribute to creating employment opportunities and reposition the continent to becoming competitive in the global trading environment. Accelerating the development of Africa’s regional infrastructure could be the game changer that will trigger industrialisation and create jobs. It is for this reason that African leaders developed the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) in 2012, as the means for socio-economic growth and intra-African trade.”

Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive Officer
NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency

Elephant Hills Resort, Park Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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