The key to industrialisation is job creation for the younger population – hence the need to build our infrastructure.
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), an agency of the African Union that implements high-impact development projects on the continent, has launched an initiative dubbed ‘MoveAfrica’ to help tackle policy hurdles to trade across...
It is a known fact the electricity access rate in Africa is desperately low. An African uses on average 1,000 kilowatts-hour per year, when a European or an American uses between 7,000 and 14,000!
The NEPAD Agency in partnership with Australian Aid has launched an Infrastructure Skills for Development Programme (IS4D) on Friday to build human capacity for the effective implementation of regional infrastructure projects.
The lack of public sector experience in the implementation of complex regional infrastructure projects which require cross-border collaboration has been identified as a critical challenge to Africa’s regional integration.
To address this, the NEPAD Agency, in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (through the Australia Africa Partnerships Facility) set up the Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Programme in 2014.
The objectives of this programme are to: ensure better project management skills and capacity among public sector professionals; improve the design and packaging of priority projects; foster institutional learning and peer practitioner networks to ensure effective cross-border project delivery; and; generate and document lessons learnt on the effectiveness of the IS4D model for future programmes.