NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF)

05-Jul-2019

African Union Commission calls for further financial input for the NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund

Addis Ababa, 05 July 2019 – The 29th Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Special Fund held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has ended with calls for increased investments to accelerate the closure of Africa’s infrastructure gap. The meeting, held on 28 June 2019, was hosted by the AUC and chaired by KfW Development Bank (Germany). Topics discussed included the NEPAD-IPPF Independent Review report, the introduction of reimbursable grants as part...
04-Mar-2019

Sao Tomé & Principe : Don NEPAD-IPPF de 2 millions de dollars par la Banque africaine de développement pour la préparation et la structuration du projet d’aménagement d’un port en eau profonde

Le gouvernement de São Tomé & Príncipe  et la Banque africaine de développement ont procédé, le vendredi 1er mars 2019 à Abidjan, à la signature d’un accord de don de 2 millions de dollars USD, pour cofinancer les dépenses liées aux activités préparatoires du projet d’aménagement d’un port en eau profonde à Fernão Dias dans le nord du pays.  Ce financement a été mobilisé par la Banque, dans le cadre des ressources de la Facilit...
14-Nov-2018

Donors commend NEPAD-IPPF’s operational performances

The 28th NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) Oversight Committee Meeting held at Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa on 5th November 2018, has commended the operational performances of the Facility. The meeting Chaired by Michael Andres Committee Chairman & Senior Project Manager at  KfW Development Bank, brought together key players within the infrastructure sectors on the continent along with donor representatives who support the Special Fund. These included the Bank’s Vice-president, Private Sector, Infrastructure...
13-Apr-2018

Workshop on new business opportunities in West Africa’s evolving energy sector

On April 13, 2018, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is organising a regional workshop to present the findings from the Pre-feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a Changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa. The workshop will take place at the African Development Bank Group headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The regional workshop and the study are part of a larger project, which seek to develop a pipeline of investment-ready, women-owned energy businesses across the West African region...
09-Feb-2018

NEPAD-IPPF supports African countries to strengthen regional infrastructure: Approves eight projects for US $14.83 million in 2016

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has continued to support African countries to strengthen regional infrastructure connectivity by providing grants for project preparation and development for complex, cross-border regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and trans-boundary water. This directly supports Africa’s integration and industrialization efforts as well as trade in goods and services and helps to improve the quality of lives of Africans by improving access to infrastructure services – electricity,...
24-Jul-2017

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility proposes regional information hub to stimulate investment in Africa

The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has advocated the establishment of a regional information hub to advertise bankable projects in Africa. NEPAD-IPPF proposes that each country should have a window linked to the centralized hub as part of an overall objective to unlock bankable investment opportunities in Africa. “It would be both a ‘project hub’ and a ‘help desk’ - a centralized IT platform for bankable projects which potential investors can access. Such a hub could be housed by the AfDB to ensure credibility and confidence by both project...
23-May-2017

US$ 829 Million Support from AfDB, Partners for Songwe River Basin Program

Malawi and Tanzania have agreed to work together for the development of the Songwe River Basin Program (SRBDP). This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both parties at a ceremony held in Lilongwe, on May 18, 2017. Prepared with the support of the African Water Facility and the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility(IPPF), both hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), this program is expected to generate economic, social, environmental, and livelihood benefits for the people of the Songwe Basin. It will also enhance food and energy...
03-Mar-2017

NEPAD-IPPF approves US $3.88 million in grants to DRC, Mozambique and Zambia for power interconnector projects

The NEPAD-IPPF (Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility) has approved US $3.88 million in grants to the Governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Zambia to finance completion of regional projects preparations. The two Regional Interconnectors – Kolwezi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Solwezi (Zambia) – received US $1.98 million and Zambia-Mozambique US $1.9 million, excluding US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) co-financing worth US $0.8 million. The NEPAD-IPPF grants are to help fund full feasibility studies, including detailed design and...
14-Feb-2017

The AWF and NEPAD-IPPF Foster Climate Resilient Water Resources Development in Southern Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) and NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) signed on January 31, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, a letter of agreement with the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM) to launch the Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project Preparation for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, shared by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The co-financed project, amounting to about €3.5 million, includes contributions from AWF of about €2 million and $1.2 million from NEPAD-IPPF. The main...
25-Sep-2015

Cooperating partners call for strengthened and strategic collaboration in the preparation of NEPAD infrastructure projects

Cooperating partners who provide financial support to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) have called for enhanced partnerships in strengthening the capacity of NEPAD-IPPF to increase the Facility’s scope to prepare infrastructure projects for financing and implementation. This was at the Special Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the NEPAD-IPPF on Wednesday, September 16 in Abidjan. Edmond Wega from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFATD) who is the...
20-Nov-2014

Energy Sector Capacity Building Diagnostic and Needs Assessment Study

The African Development Bank’s NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade Department (ONRI), has published the Energy Sector Capacity Building Diagnostic and Needs Assessment Study. This report focuses on addressing the “soft infrastructure” challenges that hamper the efficient operation and financial performance of the energy sector in Africa. Such soft infrastructure issues include legal and regulatory reforms, energy sector restructuring (as partly envisaged in countries like Angola, Kenya and Tanzania), power planning and support for enhanced regional power trade. Addressing these challenges...
29-Jan-2014

AfDB and AUC Sign Grant to Enhance the Capacity of African Countries to Accelerate the Delivery of Regional Infrastructure Projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday, January 29 in Addis Ababa signed a new project grant. The project will strengthen the capacity of African countries through their respective Regional Economic Communities (Community of Sahel-Saharan States, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East African Community, Economic Community of Central African States, Economic Community of West African States, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Southern African Development Community and Arab Maghreb Union), as well as the AUC and the NEPAD...
19-Apr-2013

Structured Finance - Conditions for Infrastructure Project Bonds in African Markets

Investment in infrastructure is vital for sustained economic growth in Africa. Energy, transport, water and information technology services remain well below international standard on the continent, and this creates serious bottlenecks for African economies trying to achieve the transformational rates of growth that have been witnessed in other emerging markets. The need is particularly stark in the light of rising populations, and rapid urbanization.
13-Aug-2012

AWF and NEPAD to Boost Economic Development in the Songwe River Basin

The African Water Facility (AWF), in collaboration with New Partnership for Africa’s Development – Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), hosted a meeting recently to launch the preparatory phase of the Songwe River Basin Development Programme in Kyela, Tanzania.   The event was attended by more than 150 people, including local and national government officials from both countries and representatives from the beneficiary communities. The objective of the preparatory phase is to foster regional cooperation and assist the two countries in creating a long-term...
18-Jul-2007

NEPAD - IPPF User Guide

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has identified infrastructure as one of the major parameters for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. The present state of infrastructure as well as the infrastructure gap between Africa and more developed countries constitutes a serious handicap to African production and improved productivity and competitiveness. Without addressing its infrastructure needs, Africa will continue to remain uncompetitive in the global market. In June 2002, at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, the Prime Minister of Canada announced Canadian commitments...