14:00 - 15:30 Parallel 1-C: Financing - Rail Development in Africa Are We on the Right Track?

Objective of Session

Except for South Africa and North Africa, railways are not making a dent on African economies.  Market share is less than 20%.  Railway transport expected to play a major role in complementing other transport modes of transport to support and sustain anticipated growth. With the anticipated growth, railways will be well positioned to contribute to low transportation costs, efficient use of energy, slowing down climate change, and job creation. How to accelerate the rail expansion?

  • Clive Chirwa - The Copperbelt Univertsity
  • Rory James Maxwell - The Railway Consultancy Ltd.
  • Joan Miquel Villardell - Advanced Logistics Group (ALG)

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire