NEPAD

04-juil-2019

Sommet de l’Union africaine au Niger : le président Akinwumi Adesina conduira une délégation de la Banque africaine de développement pour le lancement de la ZLECA

Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 4 juillet 2019 – Une délégation de haut niveau de la Banque africaine de développement, conduite par son président Akinwumi Adesina, sera présente à l’Assemblée extraordinaire des chefs d’État et de gouvernement de l’Union africaine (UA), qui se tient les 7 et 8 juillet à Niamey, capitale du Niger. La Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA) sera au cœur des échanges lors de ce Sommet. Le président Adesina rencontrera les chefs d’État et de gouvernement de l’UA, afin de passer en revue l’ensemble des questions de développement du continent et celles...
23-Feb-2018

Gabon : 900 000 dollars de la Banque africaine de développement pour le projet de fibre optique dorsale

La Banque africaine de développement et l’Agence nationale gabonaise pour les infrastructures numériques et les fréquences (ANINF) ont signé un accord pour le financement d’une étude de faisabilité pour la composante gabonaise du projet de Dorsale de l’Afrique centrale (DAC). Le projet DAC-Gabon est un projet d’infrastructure intégré, innovant et transformateur. Il raccordera quatorze axes prioritaires, soit près de 1 901,8 kilomètres en fibre optique, sur le projet de la Dorsale nationale du Gabon. Le coût total de la préparation du projet est de 900 000 dollars américains...
17-déc-2017

Continental initiatives drive Africa’s infrastructure growth

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). Presenting the new NEPAD-IPPF Strategic Business Plan (SBP) for the five-year period 2016-2020 to members of the OC, who included representatives from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom as well as the African Development Bank (AfDB), Shem Simuyemba, the new...
21-nov-2017

AfDB calls for bold actions to improve air connectivity in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for bold actions to improve connectivity, market access, and cost reduction in Africa’s aviation sector. Pierre Guislain, AfDB Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, made this call at the third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja. The AfDB is partnering with the Nigerian government, the African Union Commission (AUC), and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to co-host the third ICAO World Aviation Forum from 20-22 November in the Nigerian capital.. The Bank has...
20-nov-2017

AfDB co-hosts third ICAO World Aviation Forum

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is partnering with the Nigerian government, the African Union Commission (AUC), and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to co-host the third ICAO World Aviation Forum from November 20-22 in Abuja, Nigeria. The Forum on the theme, ‘Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure’ will build on the outcomes of the previous events held in Montréal in 2015 and 2016. The third ICAO World Aviation Forum (IWAF/3) brings together high-level government officials responsible for aviation, transport and infrastructure...
17-nov-2017

AU Ambassadors reflect on resource mobilization for NEPAD IPPF Special Fund

African Ambassadors accredited to the African Union (AU) met at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday, November 17, 2017 for a consultative meeting on resource mobilization for the Special Fund of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development responsible for Infrastructure Project Preparation (NEPAD-IPPF).   The meeting jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) brought together 45 representatives of African Union Member States, to...
19-oct-2017

Un don de plus de 2 millions d’euros de la BAD à la CEEAC

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD), à travers la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) et le Mécanisme de financement de la préparation de projets d’infrastructures du NEPAD (IPPF-NEPAD), deux fonds spéciaux multi-donateurs qu’elle héberge et administre, a approuvé le décaissement de 2 098 593  d’euros au profit de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), le 11 août 2017. Ce don devrait permettre le déploiement effectif du Projet d’appui à la création d’un organisme de bassins transfrontaliers (Ogoué, Ntem, Nyanga, et...
24-juil-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...
07-juil-2017

Les donateurs appellent à l’augmentation des contributions financières pour la préparation de projets d'infrastructure banquables en Afrique

Les Donateurs en provenance du Canada, de l'Allemagne, du Royaume-Uni et de l'Espagne ont lancé, le 6 juillet 2017 à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire, un appel pour l’accroissement des contributions financières en vue de soutenir la préparation des projets d'infrastructure en Afrique. Ils ont également plaidé pour l’accélération de la transformation du Continent ainsi que son développement socioéconomique à travers une connectivité accrue des infrastructures. Selon eux, les efforts d'intégration régionale de l'Afrique sont compromis par un manque d’infrastructures adéquates dû à l'absence de...
22-mar-2017

NEPAD-IPPF and ECOWAS PPDU discuss collaboration to strengthen infrastructure project preparation in West Africa

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) held discussions with the Infrastructure Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) based in Lomé, Togo, with a view to strengthening collaboration on the preparation of regional infrastructure projects in West Africa. The two institutions agreed to conclude an Operational Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to underpin their cooperation. The consultations were held on the margins of...
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...
28-nov-2016

AUC and NEPAD emphasize the importance of NEPAD-IPPF to make infrastructure projects in Africa bankable for investment

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. PIDA has a short- to medium-term, as well as a long-term investment plan to build interlinked and interconnected highways, modern railway systems...
17-nov-2016

AfDB approves US $3.04-million grant for road and bridge construction feasibility studies in Central Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday, November 1, 2016, approved a US $3.04-million grant to assist the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to undertake studies for the Kribi-Campo-Bata Multinational Road and Bridge linking Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea. The grant, funded through the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), a multi-donor Special Fund administered by the AfDB, will finance detailed studies and engineering designs for the construction of a bridge over the Ntem River and its access roads linking the Republics of Cameroon and...
17-nov-2016

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility urges Canadian businesses to seize investment opportunities in Africa

Canadian businesses attending a Business Opportunities Seminar with International Finance Institutions (IFI) held in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver from October 18 to 21 have been urged to compete for AfDB-funded projects and tap into the immense business opportunities available in Africa. The Business Opportunities Seminar is an event aimed at companies, institutions and individual consultants interested in working on projects with the African Development Bank (AfDB); the Asian Development Bank (ADB); the World Bank (WB); the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); and European...
14-oct-2016

Studies on Africa’s transport sector highlight opportunities for investment

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held a one-day workshop at the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss findings of three studies on opening up aviation services, urban transport development, and trade facilitation. The theme of the September 28, 2016 workshop was “ICA: Support to Transport Sector”. The event was attended by Bank officials from the following five departments – the NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade Department, the Corporate Information Management and Methods department, the Transport and ICT Department, the...
26-sep-2016

Leaders stress support for creating decent employment for youth in Africa

Leaders on Tuesday expressed the need for African countries to urgently embark on programs to create decent job opportunities for the youth on the continent. Speaking in New York in a high-level side event organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the leaders concurred that lack of decent employment opportunities for African youth was a recipe for disaster and that African governments needed to act quickly avert a crisis in the continent. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) CEO Ibrahim Mayaki,...
21-sep-2016

La BAD rencontre les parties prenantes pour plus d’inclusion dans la gestion des corridors en Afrique de l’Ouest

Le Département du NEPAD, de l’Intégration régionale et du commerce (ONRI), de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), a convoqué une réunion de deux jours, les  27 et 28 septembre, à Abidjan, avec les partenaires au développement, l’Agence du NEPAD, la Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), les responsables gouvernementaux et des représentants des autorités douanières et administrations fiscales pour discuter d'une approche plus coordonnée de la gestion des corridors en Afrique de l’Ouest. L'événement de deux jours, organisé par la BAD en partenariat avec...
25-aoû-2016

Q&A with Shem Simuyemba, Division Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility

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...
25-aoû-2016

NEPAD-IPPF strengthens capacity to improve stock of well-prepared bankable infrastructure projects

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.  The two-day seminar, held in Abidjan, was also attended by other AfDB Infrastructure Specialists in energy from field offices covering Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Angola, and was aimed at defining modalities for improved delivery aligned to the new NEPAD-IPPF Strategic...