This cooperation will allow NEPAD Agency and SIF to exchange knowledge and experience on infrastructure project preparation standards and Infrastructure data management.
Preparing a pipeline of bankable sustainable infrastructure projects is vital, participants of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week heard as it opened on Monday in Swakapomund, Namibia.
Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development.
As Africa emerged from the colonial period, regional integration was seen as a rational response to the difficulties faced by a continent with many small national markets and landlocked countries.
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!
African leaders have re-emphasised the importance of committed political leadership as a key prerequisite for development success. They are sponsoring and championing specific regional infrastructure projects to fast-track regional integration and intra-African trade.