News & Events
27/12/2018 - Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail bridge, currently under construction across the waters of the Zambezi, is commissioned for public use.
29/11/2018 - Experts attending this year’s Africa infrastructure conference say the continent needs to accelerate its infrastructure development to match the continent’s growing population and rapid urbanization to achieve development goals.
27/11/2018 - Smart infrastructure investments underpinned by solid governance mechanisms and strategic partnerships, will be crucial to accelerating Africa’s regional connectivity and integration, investors and development experts said at the opening of the fourth annual Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) Week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
- From: 10/12/2017
- To: 14/12/2017
- Location: Swakopmund, Namibia
The 2017 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week (PIDA Week) will take place from 10 to 14 December in Swakopmund, Namibia on the theme, “Regional infrastructure development for job creation and economic transformation.”
30/11/2016 - Officials from the African Union (AU), the NEPAD Agency and the African Development Bank (AfDB) reaffirmed their commitment to ensure employment opportunities are included in infrastructure project design to create inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa.
28/11/2016 - The week of November 21-25, 2016, brought together stakeholders from Africa and internationally, as well as from the public and private sector at the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to review progress in the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Africa’s flagship infrastructure initiative approved by African Heads of State in January 2012 in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia.
28/11/2016 - Public-sector policy-makers, regional development banks, development finance institutions, investors and the private sector met at the Project Finance Roundtable held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 22, 2016 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The gathering was part of PIDA Week – the week dedicated to the review of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) – involving a cross-section of stakeholders.
28/11/2016 - African stakeholders, cooperating partnerships, financiers and private-sector investors met at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan on November 24, 2016 for the Partner Dialogue Forum organized by the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) to share ideas on how to better coordinate, leverage and build smart partnerships to accelerate delivery of Africa’s infrastructure in the face of growing economic activity across Africa and also growing appetite by both African and international investors to put more money into infrastructure in Africa.
23/11/2016 - Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063.
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.