9:00 - 10:30 Plenary 4: Innovative Financing to Meet the Growing Transport Demand

Objectives of the session

In Africa, the infrastructure deficit is estimate at US$90 billion yearly for the next decade, including Transport which accounts for 41% of current investment. To meet the investment gaps in Africa, innovative finance schemes are crucial to accelerate socioeconomic development, bring opportunities for the poor, and enable the competitiveness of Africa’s economies in an ever dynamic global market. Huge infrastructure investment gaps cannot be met by governments alone. How can we close the gap? 

  • Opuiyo Oforiokuma - ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited - Nigeria
  • Eiro Yonezaki - Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Neil Valentine - European Investment Bank
  • Richard Ofori-Mante - Chief Financial Analyst African Development Bank (AfDB)

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

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