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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


19/11/2015 - A key activity of the just concluded Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was a site visit to the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, where participants came face to face with the reality of integrating Africa through infrastructure.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Integration, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


18/11/2015 - The first ever first-ever Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week came to a close on November 17, 2015 with calls on African governments to play their role in ensuring policies and reforms are consistent in order to attract private sector investment to help bridge the infrastructure deficit.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Infrastructure, Energy & Power, Partnerships


17/11/2015 - On Day 3 of the first-ever Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, the session on “PIDA Creating Jobs for Africa’s Youth” ended with one message: that the time to resolve unemployment in Africa is now.

Categories: Infrastructure, Private Sector, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Employment, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)


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