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Infrastructure projects in Africa are often seen as the backbone of economic development, driving growth and enhancing connectivity across the continent. However, one of the most significant challenges faced by these projects is the difficulty in accurately estimating the number of jobs they will create.

Infrastructure projects in Africa are often seen as the backbone of economic development, driving growth and enhancing connectivity across the continent. However, one of the most significant challenges faced by these projects is the difficulty in accurately estimating the number of jobs they will create.

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The Beira Port Development project

The Angololo Water Resources Development Project (AWDP) is an active, transformative initiative located along the transboundary Malaba River, impacting communities in both Kenya and Uganda. .

The Beira Port Development project focuses on expanding the port's infrastructure, including the construction of new berths, storage facilities, and improved cargo handling equipment. This expansion will increase the port's capacity to handle larger vessels and accommodate growing trade volumes.

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409 PIDA PAP 1 Projects
69 PIDA PAP 2 Projects
478 Infrastructure Projects
Covering Period of 2012–2030
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AUDA-NEPAD & FSPPI's Joint Initiative in N'Djamena

AUDA-NEPAD and the Fonds Special pour la Préparation des Projets d'InfraStructure au Tchad (FSPPI) recently joined forces in N'Djamena, Chad. Over three days, from February 26th to 28th, 2024,

AUDA-NEPAD and the Fonds Special pour la Préparation des Projets d'InfraStructure au Tchad (FSPPI) recently joined forces in N'Djamena, Chad. Over three days, from February 26th to 28th, 2024, the two institutions held talks aimed at charting a strategic course for Chad's infrastructure, digitalisation, and capacity building.

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SPECIAL EDITION: JAPENESE PIDA 10 YEAR IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

In this exclusive edition, we commemorate a decade of PIDA and celebrate the unique contributions of Japanese partners. This report highlights the pivotal role of Japan in shaping the landscape of Africa's infrastructure, reflecting on ten years of strategic collaboration and shared advancements.

In this exclusive edition, we commemorate a decade of PIDA and celebrate the unique contributions of Japanese partners. This report highlights the pivotal role of Japan in shaping the landscape of Africa's infrastructure, reflecting on ten years of strategic collaboration and shared advancements.

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Unlocking Africa’s Infrastructure Potential: All About PIDA

The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa is a strategic initiative led by the African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Its main objective is to promote regional integration and socio-economic development in Africa through the development of sustainable and integrated infrastructure.
  1. Increasing energy access and reducing power generation costs.
  2. Reducing transport costs and boosting intra-African trade.
  3. Ensuring food security and access to water.
  4. Increasing global connectivity
  5. Supporting synergy with other infrastructure and economic investments.
PIDA’s governance processes are anchored in the Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA). The main objective of this architecture is to create an integrated and enabling management environment capable of enhancing the capacity of the African Union and its institutions to streamline all efforts into tangible achievements.
IAIDA comprises two mechanisms including decision-making and implementation that are defined with respect to the political mandates of the participating institutions.
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), an African Union Commission (AUC) initiative, in partnership with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, aims to accelerate infrastructure development across the continent.
PIDA as a strategic framework will run through 2040 in order to develop continental (cross-border) infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Trans-boundary Water Resources). PIDA’s main purpose is to strengthen the consensus and ownership of large cross-border infrastructure projects that integrate energy, transportation, and water development on a continental scale.

Activities and Announcements

PIDA PAP Projects

PIDA aims to prioritize and accelerate the implementation of strategic infrastructure projects that have a regional impact. These projects are carefully selected based on their potential to foster regional integration, address infrastructure gaps, and contribute to sustainable development.

Extension of National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to DRC by construction of optical fibre cable across Lake Tanganyika and point of presences (PoPs) for providing connectivity with DRC

Extension of National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to DRC by construction of optical fibre cable across Lake Tanganyika and point of presences (PoPs) for providing connectivity with DRC

Sudan Section of the Fiber Optic Connectivity Component of the Port Sudan to Douala Corridor

Sudan Section of the Fiber Optic Connectivity Component of the Port Sudan to Douala Corridor

Trans-Saharan Optic Fibre Broadband Project, (Lagos – Kongolam, Katsina) Nigeria – (Zinder) Republic of Niger – (Algiers) Algeria

Trans-Saharan Optic Fibre Broadband Project, (Lagos – Kongolam, Katsina) Nigeria – (Zinder) Republic of Niger – (Algiers) Algeria

Extension of National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to Mozambique by Construction of Optical Fibre Cable and Points of Presence (PoPs)

Extension of National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to Mozambique by Construction of Optical Fibre Cable and Points of Presence (PoPs)

SADC Regional Carrier-Neutral Data Centre

SADC Regional Carrier-Neutral Data Centre

Interconnection of Member States’ Broadband Networks

Interconnection of Member States’ Broadband Networks

Implementation of an ECOWAS Regional Internet Exchange Points

Implementation of an ECOWAS Regional Internet Exchange Points

Transborder Submarine Fiber PoPs, Regional Smart Hub Facility and Data Centre

Transborder Submarine Fiber PoPs, Regional Smart Hub Facility and Data Centre

Development of Data Centre Infrastructures Underpinning the Digital Economy

Development of Data Centre Infrastructures Underpinning the Digital Economy

Construction of Amilcar Cabral Submarine Cable System

Construction of Amilcar Cabral Submarine Cable System

Mobilisation and Transfer of Water from Bria Dam to Lake Chad

Mobilisation and Transfer of Water from Bria Dam to Lake Chad

Operationalisation of the São Tomé and Príncipe hydrometric stations

Operationalisation of the São Tomé and Príncipe hydrometric stations

Using Solar and Wind Energy to Extract Groundwater in the Pastoral Wells in the Western Region of the Jafara Plain

Using Solar and Wind Energy to Extract Groundwater in the Pastoral Wells in the Western Region of the Jafara Plain

Antanambao Manampotsy

Antanambao Manampotsy

FOMI Multipurpose dam development Project

FOMI Multipurpose dam development Project

Noordoewer/Vioolsdrift Dam

Noordoewer/Vioolsdrift Dam

Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II

Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II

Feasibility and In-depth Studies on the Development of Lake Chad

Dawa River Multi-purpose Dam

Dawa River Multi-purpose Dam

Noumbiel Multipurpose Dam

Noumbiel Multipurpose Dam

Support Programme for the Facilitation of Transport by Inland Waterways, Securing River Navigation and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Congo Basin

Support Programme for the Facilitation of Transport by Inland Waterways, Securing River Navigation and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Congo Basin

Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer Project

Construction of the Dam and Development of the Palambo Hydroelectric Plant

Construction of the Dam and Development of the Palambo Hydroelectric Plant

Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project

Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project

Juba – Nairobi Fiber Optic Link

Juba – Nairobi Fiber Optic Link

Continental Africa Water Investment Support Programme (AIP) on Transboundary Water Investment Projects: Integrated Transboundary and Regional Investments in Water-Health- Energy-Food Security (WHEF)

Continental Africa Water Investment Support Programme (AIP) on Transboundary Water Investment Projects: Integrated Transboundary and Regional Investments in Water-Health- Energy-Food Security (WHEF)

WAPP Regional Solar Power Park Project in Mali

WAPP Regional Solar Power Park Project in Mali

Development of the BAC and LOTEMO Hydroelectric Sites on the Lobaye River, and Related Works in CAR

Development of the BAC and LOTEMO Hydroelectric Sites on the Lobaye River, and Related Works in CAR

Grand INGA Phase 1

Grand INGA Phase 1

INGA 3 Transmission Interconnector

INGA 3 Transmission Interconnector

Egypt and Libya Regional Electrical Interconnection as the First Stage of Completion of the Regional Electrical Interconnection of the North African Region

Egypt and Libya Regional Electrical Interconnection as the First Stage of Completion of the Regional Electrical Interconnection of the North African Region

Louga Hydroelectric Power Plants 1 and 2 (246 MW)

Louga Hydroelectric Power Plants 1 and 2 (246 MW)

Baynes Hydropower Project

Baynes Hydropower Project

Development of the Chollet Hydroelectric Site and Associated Transmission Lines

Development of the Chollet Hydroelectric Site and Associated Transmission Lines

Development of the Booue and Tsengue-Leledi Hydroelectric Sites, and Construction of the Associated Transmission Lines

Development of the Booue and Tsengue-Leledi Hydroelectric Sites, and Construction of the Associated Transmission Lines

3,050 MW Mambillla Hydroelectric Power Project

3,050 MW Mambillla Hydroelectric Power Project

Integration of Electrical Networks between: Inga – Cabinda and Point Noire

Integration of Electrical Networks between: Inga – Cabinda and Point Noire

Eastern Africa Green Power Transmission Network Project 6 – Guba (Ethiopia) – Khartoum (Sudan)

Eastern Africa Green Power Transmission Network Project 6 – Guba (Ethiopia) – Khartoum (Sudan)

Zimbabwe Zambia Botswana Namibia (ZIZABONA) Interconnector Project

Zimbabwe Zambia Botswana Namibia (ZIZABONA) Interconnector Project

Luapula Hydropower Project

Luapula Hydropower Project

LAPSSET Crude Oil Pipeline Plans on Transport the Crude Oil Produced in South Sudan and Lokichar (Kenya) Oil Fields to Lamu Port in Kenya

LAPSSET Crude Oil Pipeline Plans on Transport the Crude Oil Produced in South Sudan and Lokichar (Kenya) Oil Fields to Lamu Port in Kenya

Construction of 287 MW Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project

Construction of 287 MW Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project

Masaka – Mwanza Transmission Line Project

Masaka – Mwanza Transmission Line Project

Construction of Petroleum Jetty and Associated Storage Facilities at Albion, Mauritius

Construction of Petroleum Jetty and Associated Storage Facilities at Albion, Mauritius

Rihaid El Birdi – Om Dafug

Rihaid El Birdi – Om Dafug

Rehabilitation, Modernisation and Improvement of the Services of the Trans-Maghreb Railway Line

Rehabilitation and Creation of Cross Border Centers as Multi-Service Logistics Zones, Within the framework of the Trans-Maghred Corridor Development

Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Niamey – Cotonou – Lomé Regional Rail Loop Project

Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Niamey – Cotonou – Lomé Regional Rail Loop Project

Project for the Construction of the Bridge Over the Ntem River Located on the Kribi-Campo-Bata Transnational Road linking the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Project for the Construction of the Bridge Over the Ntem River Located on the Kribi-Campo-Bata Transnational Road linking the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Praia – Dakar – Abidjan Multimodal Transport Corridor

Praia – Dakar – Abidjan Multimodal Transport Corridor

Modernization of the RN01 (Trans-Saharan) between Ghardaia and Tamenrasset

Modernization of the RN01 (Trans-Saharan) between Ghardaia and Tamenrasset

Libyan Alternative Freeway

Libyan Alternative Freeway

El Fasher – Kabkabiya – El Geneina – Adri

El Fasher – Kabkabiya – El Geneina – Adri

Continental Seamless Airspace in Africa in the Context of SAATM

Continental Seamless Airspace in Africa in the Context of SAATM

Doubling of the RN06 between Mascara and Bechar (over 500 km) and the RN50 between Béchar and the Algeria- Mauritania Border (over 1,700 km)

Doubling of the RN06 between Mascara and Bechar (over 500 km) and the RN50 between Béchar and the Algeria- Mauritania Border (over 1,700 km)

Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR): Mombasa – Nairobi – Malaba – Kampala – Kigali line with Malaba – Nimule – Juba

Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR): Mombasa – Nairobi – Malaba – Kampala – Kigali line with Malaba – Nimule – Juba

Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Mtwara/ Mbamaba – Liganga to Mchuchuma

Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Mtwara/ Mbamaba – Liganga to Mchuchuma

Construction of Central Corridor Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) of the Dar es Salaam – Isaka – Mwanza and Isaka – Kigali/Keza – Gitega – Musongati/Tabora – Kigoma/Uvinza – Musongati – Gitega (with extension to the Eastern DRC)

Construction of Central Corridor Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) of the Dar es Salaam – Isaka – Mwanza and Isaka – Kigali/Keza – Gitega – Musongati/Tabora – Kigoma/Uvinza – Musongati – Gitega (with extension to the Eastern DRC)

Construction of a Bridge over the Oubangui River, Development of Missing Links in the Bangui-Kisangani-Kampala and Kisangani-Bujumbura Road Corridors, and Facilitation of Transport, Trade and Transit along the Two Corridors

Construction of a Bridge over the Oubangui River, Development of Missing Links in the Bangui-Kisangani-Kampala and Kisangani-Bujumbura Road Corridors, and Facilitation of Transport, Trade and Transit along the Two Corridors

Maritime Link between the Comoros Islands

Maritime Link between the Comoros Islands

Highway Linking the Terminal Part of the Fez-Oujda Highway to the Algerian East-West Highway

Highway Linking the Terminal Part of the Fez-Oujda Highway to the Algerian East-West Highway

Bousalemn Highway in Tunisia at the Algerian Border

Bousalemn Highway in Tunisia at the Algerian Border

Akagera River Transport

Akagera River Transport

Establishment of a Navigational Line Between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea – Feasibility Study Phase 2 (VICMED)

Establishment of a Navigational Line Between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea – Feasibility Study Phase 2 (VICMED)

Praia-Dakar Shipping and Maritime Services Project

Praia-Dakar Shipping and Maritime Services Project

Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Plans on Promoting Trade along the Corridor and Integrating the Economies in West Africa

Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Plans on Promoting Trade along the Corridor and Integrating the Economies in West Africa

LAPSSET Railway Project

LAPSSET Railway Project

Beira Port Development

Beira Port Development

PIDA Toolkits and Instruments

PIDA toolkits and instruments are resources and mechanisms that have been developed to support the implementation and advancement of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). These tools are designed to be utilized by different stakeholders at various stages of the project lifecycle. They include:
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Service Delivery Mechanism (SDM)

The SDM is a key component of PIDA. Its ultimate mission is to make regional projects economically feasible, technically sound, and politically acceptable.


Benefits of the SDM

It serves as a resource pool to provide advisory services and support for project preparation, origination, and enabling environment activities.


Continental Business Network (CBN)

Heads of State and Government response to facilitate private sector advice and leadership in essential continent-wide infrastructure projects.


Vision for CBN

“To bridge the infrastructure financing gap in Africa enhancing the livelihood of Africans”. It aims to promote regional and domestic infrastructure investment projects


The Job Creation Toolkit

A practical and scalable instrument designed to empower Project Owners and stakeholders in estimating the potential job creation impact of African infrastructure projects.


Empowering!!

The Online Toolkit aims to capitalize on the demographic dividend for job creation and wider regional economic development via PIDA infrastructure projects


Africa Infrastructure Database

The Powerhouse for Data-driven Development. AID provides a comprehensive platform for collecting, validating, and disseminating crucial project information.


Data and Statistics

AID empowers stakeholders to streamline workflows and maximize the impact of infrastructure investments. Join the AID community for infrastructure data needs.


PIDA History and Key Events

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November 2020

Completion of all PIDA – PAP projects

March 2019

African Infrastructure Guarantee Mechanism (AIGM), Mauritius

November 2018

Fourth PIDA Week, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

December 2017

Third PIDA Week, Swakopmund, Namibia

November 2017

AU-EU Summit, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

October 2017

PIDA Job Creation Toolkit at Africa Talks Jobs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

September 2017

Launch of 5% Agenda at NASDAQ, New York

First PIDA Public Private Partnerships Training Module in Dakar, Senegal

July 2017

Endorsement of PIDA Action Plan by AU Executive Council during AU Summit

March 2017

The first AU Specialized Technical Committee on Infrastructure recognizes PIDA

November 2016

Second PIDA Week held and PIDA Progress Report launched

July 2016

Launch of the 2nd PIDA CBN Report

May 2016

The launch of MoveAfrica

November 2015

First PIDA Week, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

June 2015

Launch of the Continental Business Network (CBN)

November 2014

The Project Preparation Facilities’ (PPF) Roundtable

Introduction of the PIDA Service Delivery Mechanism (PIDA SDM)

June 2014

The Dakar Financing Summit (DFS)

May 2014

Launch of the Africa 50 Fund

January 2014

Establishment of the Council for Infrastructure Development (CID)

May 2013

Launch of Virtual PIDA Information Centre (VPIC)

July 2012

Presentation of the African Strategic Infrastructure Initiative

Data and Statistics

Programme Data and Statistics
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Regional Data and Statistics
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Our Success Stories

Rusomo Falls Hydroelectric Project: A Best Practice for Socio-Environmental Risk Mitigation

The Rusumo Hydro Power Plant is a transboundary project traversing over Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi located on the Kagera River on the border between Rwanda and Tanzania, and nearly 25 kilometres...

Kaleta Dam: Energy Access through Regional Infrastructure in West Africa

The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) demonstrated its “Energy Vision” through the implementation of the Kaleta Hydropower Dam situated on the Konkoure River, approximately...

Infrastructure Partnerships

As Project Owner

Engaging with potential financing partners demonstrates a strong commitment and political ownership of the project, which can incentivize investor interest. Project owners should take the lead in initiating and maintaining these partnerships, actively participating in discussions and negotiations with financing partners.


Explore Financing Options

Various forums and partnership platforms have been established, as outlined in Section 10 of the document. These platforms serve as avenues for project owners to promote their projects, establish collaboration partnerships, and explore financing options.


As an Investor

There are several ways to engage in partnerships and contribute to infrastructure development in Africa. Investing in infrastructure projects can provide attractive returns while also contributing to the socio-economic development of the continent.


How investors can participate in partnerships

It is important for investors to approach partnerships by aligning their investment goals with sustainable development objectives. Collaboration, transparency, and effective communication with project stakeholders are essential for successful partnerships as project owners.


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PIDA Executing Agencies

The African Union Commission ensures the alignment of the PIDA priority projects and programmes with regional and continental strategies and policy frameworks; reviews strategic plans, studies and reports prepared by the NEPAD Agency; and makes appropriate recommendations to the Council for Infrastructure Development (CID) through an independent advisory group.

The AUDA-NEPAD Agency collaborates with Regional Economic Communities, countries, specialised institutions and the private sector, to accelerate the implementation of PIDA as well as co-ordinating stakeholder engagements for the funding and financing of PIDA priority projects, producing annual reports on the implementation status of these projects.

The African Development Bank’s role as one of the executing agencies covers the responsibility for contractual, financial, technical and administrative management of the programme including responsibility for procurement procedures, in conformity with its existing regulations, budget management and disbursements.

PIDA Stakeholders

African Development Bank Group
Development Bank of Southern Africa
European Union
Government of German
Government of Japan
United Kingdom
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
United States of America

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