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02/09/2016 - What is the current status of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor?

The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is a flagship project of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which was endorsed by African Heads of States in February 2012 at the 18th African Union summit in Addis Ababa. PIDA is an ambitious initiative which comprised 51 priority projects estimated at nearly US $68 billion to be completed by 2040.

Categories: Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Partnerships


25/08/2016 - The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, has concluded a two-day workshop that brought together over 20 staff members, representatives from the African Development Bank’s Departments of Transport, ICT, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Resources Mobilisation and External Finance.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


25/08/2016 - Why is NEPAD-IPPF a critical instrument to bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing gap? NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, NEPAD-IPPF, was established in response to a call of the G8 countries in Kananaskis, Canada, to address one of the weaknesses of infrastructure development in Africa: the lack of investment-ready, viable projects. NEPAD-IPPF is a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), which supports African countries, to prepare regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and transboundary water to make them bankable for investment.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


26/05/2016 - 1. What is the status of the New Deal on Energy for Africa and how can it serve Africa’s regional integration purpose?

Energy is one of the most essential requirements for Africa’s development. The cost of delayed full electrification of the continent is increasing as time goes by. The African Development Bank has therefore made “Light up and Power Africa” the first of the five pillars of its High5 vision.

Categories: Zambia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Partnerships, Regional Integration, NEPAD, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


  • From: 21/01/2016
  • To: 31/01/2016
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 26th African Union Summit was an opportunity for African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to share his vision for the Bank and the continent in the coming years.

Categories: Ethiopia, Gender, Partnerships, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Ebola, Health, Human Capital Development, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), President's Corner


29/12/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, on December 16, 2015 in Abidjan, formally approved US$ 138 million of loans and grants to finance the Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project. Implementation of the project will be carried out at a total cost of US$ 625.19 million (of which the US$ 138.88 million will be borne by the AfDB’s public sector window and US$ 50.22 million by the private sector window).

Categories: Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Energy & Power, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


17/12/2015 - Continental initiatives are driving the new growth in infrastructure demand in Africa. This was the message conveyed to donor partners at the 23rd Oversight Committee (OC or Board) Meeting of the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Categories: Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Energy & Power, Poverty Reduction, Regional Integration, Partnerships, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


10/12/2015 - La Banque africaine de développement et le Cameroun ont procédé le lundi 30 novembre, à Yaoundé, au lancement officiel de la composante du Cameroun du Projet Dorsale à fibre optique d’Afrique centrale communément appelé en anglais Central Africa Backbone (CAB), projet prioritaire dans le cadre du Programme de développement des infrastructures en Afrique (PIDA). La mission de lancement s’est achevée le 2 décembre 2015.

Categories: Cameroon, Information & Communication Technology, Regional Integration, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


02/12/2015 - Representatives of 14th Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs) who are members of the Project Preparation Facilities Network (PPFN) met at the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 16, 2015 at the annual meetings of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Regional Integration, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships


02/12/2015 - Stakeholders from the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Regional Economic Communities, Project Preparation Facilities, and development partners, met recently to validate NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility’s (NEPAD-IPPF) Strategic Business Plan.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Private Sector, Partnerships, Regional Integration


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