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  • WSP to develop 330 kV Zambia-DRC electricity transmission line

    The Southern African Power Pool has appointed UK-based engineering consultancy WSP to develop a proposed 330 kV electricity interconnector between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A strong transmission link will help the DRC and neighbouring Zambia improve the security and reliability of the power networks and to foster economic development and regional integration. The project, which has financial backing from the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the AREP programme, is also aimed at supporting the development of an efficient and competitive regional power market to reduce electricity prices in the region. The 330 kV transmission line will connect Kolwezi, in the DRC, to the district of Solwezi, in Zambia, through the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation network at either the Lumwana or Kalumbila substations. The line will also connect Read News

  • Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

    Background The Bank is the Executing Agency for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA); the programme designed as successor to the NEPAD Medium to Long Term Strategic Framework (MLTSF), to develop a vision and strategic framework for the development of regional and continental infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Trans-boundary Water Resources). The PIDA initiative is being led by the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Secretariat and the Bank. The Bank’s role as Executing Agency covers the responsibility for contractual, financial, technical and administrative management of the programme including responsibility for procurement procedures, in conformity Read News

  • EASSy: The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System

    Context Although Africa represents 14% of the world’s population, it currently has less than 3% of the world’s telephone lines. Africa remains the world’s least developed continent in telecommunications. International telecommunications connectivity across Eastern and Southern Africa was almost exclusively delivered via satellites. At present, about 90% of intra-African voice and data traffic is routed through Europe and North America at a cost of about US$600 million per year. This was both unreliable and extremely expensive, with the result that capacity uptake within the wholesale market was severely restricted by budget constraints. EASSy will act as a medium of internet Read News

  • PIDA Week: Improving Project Bankability Key to Bridging Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

    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. This, according to high-level speakers from the African Union Commission, the NEPAD Agency, the African Development Bank and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is key to closing the infrastructure gap and creating jobs in the continent. In his official opening address, Namibia’s Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus GNaruseb called for strong coordination in the implementation of PIDA and the preparation of bankable, investment-ready projects that can attract financing Read News

  • AfDB’s Regional Integration Strategy – African Leaders Gather in Abidjan

    “Integrate Africa”, the fourth of the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) five strategic development priorities, the High 5s, was the central theme of discussions with regional stakeholders in Abidjan. Welcoming over 50 participants at the meeting, AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina set the tone of the deliberations, saying that integrating Africa would help achieve the High 5 objectives in a coherent way. “Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base,” he said noting that Read News

  • US$300 million loan agreement for Nacala Corridor project signed

    The African Development Bank and other participating co-lenders have signed agreements for the financing of the Nacala Corridor project. The Nacala Corridor is an integrated and transformative infrastructure project which consists of a 912 km railway and a port meant to unlock the Western region of Mozambique and landlocked Malawi. The total project cost is estimated at $5 billion. The African Development Bank (AfDB) was appointed co-lead arranger and co-structuring bank and has played a key role in the packaging of the transaction. The Nacala Corridor project is very complex and among the most innovative that the bank has financed Read News

  • ZTK power interconnector making steady progress

    https://www.esi-africa.com/news/ztk-power-interconnector/ Reflecting on progress on the Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya (ZTK) power interconnector project since 2014, Kenya demonstrates readiness so far. According to the East African Business, the Kenya section is fully financed and already under construction, while Zambia requires $160 million for the uncommitted parts. The 2,300km ZTK power interconnector seeks to interconnect the three countries and create a link between the Southern African Power Pool and the East African Power Pool, making it possible to transmit power from the Cape to Cairo. The World Bank and the European Investment Bank have expressed interest to finance the Zambian section. Read News

  • Statement by Mr. Shem Simuyemba, African Development Bank, At the 30th West African Power Pool (WAPP), Donor Coordination Meeting

    Statement by Mr. Shem Simuyemba, African Development Bank Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) At the 30th West African Power Pool (WAPP), Donor Coordination Meeting Held on 1st November, 2017 at Alisa Swiss Spirit Hotel, Northridge, Accra, Ghana Theme: Regional Electricity Market – Ensuring West African Integration The Board Chairman of the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), Mr Mohammed Usman Gur; The Secretary General of WAPP, Mr. Siengui A. Ki; The Directors General of Power Utilities in West Africa; Fellow Cooperating Partners; Distinguished Delegates; 1. On behalf of the African Development Bank (AfDB), it is an honour for us to Read News

  • Statement by M. Shem SIMUYEMBA (AfDB) at the Harith Business Day African Infrastructure Dialogue 27th OCT, 2017

    HARITH BUSINESS DAY AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE DIALOGUE 2017 27TH OCTOBER, 2017, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA KEY NOTE ADDRESS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS NEEDED TO BRIDGE AFRICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE GAP AND THE STATE OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT SHEM SIMUYEMBA AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, Former President of South Africa; Mr. Jabu Moleketi, Chairman, Harith General Partners; Mr. Sfiso Buthelezi, Deputy Minister of Finance of South Africa; Mr. Tim Cohen, Editor, Business Day; Mr. Tshepo Mahloele, Chief Executive Officer, Harith General Partners; Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen; On behalf of the African Development Bank (AfDB), let me take this opportunity to thank Harith Read News

  • 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 review the progress in the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) from the Read News

  • 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 Komo) et préparation de projets d’investissements (PACOBT-PPI), qui vise à accompagner le Cameroun, le Congo, le Gabon Read News

  • The importance of political will to successful regional infrastructure projects

    Infrastructure development is the cornerstone for sustainable economic development of each country in Africa, writes Kimberly J. Heimert. Studies show that an increase in infrastructure investment in developing economies has significant positive effects on economic growth. According to a World Bank study, from 1990 to 2005, infrastructure development in Africa contributed almost 1%  to per capita economic growth, compared with 0.68% for other structural policies. According to the World Bank’s 2017 edition of Africa Pulse, Sub-Saharan Africa’s per capita gross domestic product would increase by 1.7% per year if the quantity and quality of its infrastructure were to match the Read News

  • 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 owners (governments) and potential investors,” Shem Simuyemba, Coordinator for NEPAD-IPPF Read News

  • Donor’s call for increased financial resources for preparation of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa

    Donors from Canada, Germany, UK and Spain have called on other countries to join them in increasing financial contributions to support infrastructure project preparation in Africa so as to accelerate Africa’s transformation and increased socio-economic development through enhanced infrastructure connectivity. They observed that Africa’s regional integration efforts were being undermined by inadequate infrastructure and that this in turn, was due to the lack of bankable infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and water and sanitation which could attract financing for implementation. The donors made the call at the Oversight Committee (OC) meeting of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Read News

  • Uganda oil refinery gets funding

    Uganda-Tanzania Refined Oil Products Pipeline Project has received funding from the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF). The 1,403 kilometre oil refinery is among the eight projects set to get total funding of $ 14.83 million funding. The oil project was approved with oversight from the East African Community Secretariat. Laying of the pipeline from the oilfields in Lake Albert north-west of Uganda to Tanga port and associated civil works will cost an estimated $12 billion It is expected that at the end of construction in 2020, the 24-inch pipeline will deliver about 200,000 barrels of Read News

  • 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 the “ECOWAS Technical Meeting on PPP Structuring and Guarantee Mechanisms for the Financing of ECOWAS Priority Infrastructure Projects” Read News

  • Lapsset corridor project receives a grant of us $ 1.93 m from African Development Bank to accelerate development of Lamu Port

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a sum to a tune of US $ 1,936,560 to the Lamu Port -South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority (LCDA). The Grant is to facilitate the preparation of the Lamu Port Project for bankability specifically, the procurement of the much needed transaction advisory services and related technical assistance; this enables the packaging of the Lamu Port Project for Investment. The African Development Bank is the host of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) a Multi-donor Special Fund with financial support from Canada, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Read News

  • AfDB gives Sh195m grant for Lamu port

    Efforts by the government to attract investors to help build 29 berths at the proposed Lamu port has received a boost from African Development Bank. The pan-African lender last week gave a $1.9 million (about Sh194.86 million) grant to cater for advisory services and technical support in developing a feasible plan for the port. The funds, through AfDB’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility, will position the proposed Lamu port as an attractive venture for big-ticket investors. The port has 32 berths whose construction cost is estimated at $5 billion (Sh512.8 billion). The cost for the first Read News

  • Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for Women in a changing Energy Value Chain in West Africa

    The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD-IPPF), is organizing a 4-day workshop, which will culminate with the launch of the regional project on Feasibility Study on Business Opportunities for women in a changing Energy Value change in West Africa. The workshop is being held at ECREEE’s headquarters, in Praia, Cabo Verde. The project is funded by AfDB, through NEPAD-IPPF and it seeks to contribute to the advancement of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, by empowering woman led business to invest Read News

  • 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 tender documents of the proposed high-voltage direct current (HVDC) 330-/400-kV transmission lines within two years. The projects have Read News

  • Le NEPAD-IPPF soutient les pays africains dans le renforcement des infrastructures régionales

      Le Mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets d’infrastructure du Nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (NEPAD-IPPF) a poursuivi son assistance aux pays africains, en renforçant les infrastructures de connectivité régionales, en fournissant des subventions pour la préparation et le développement de projets d’infrastructures régionales transfrontalières complexes. Les domaines couverts par ces subventions concernent l’énergie, les transports, les TIC ainsi que l’énergie hydraulique transfrontalière. Cette aide contribue directement aux efforts d’intégration et d’industrialisation ainsi qu’au commerce des biens et des services de l’Afrique, et elle contribue à relever la qualité de vie des Africains en améliorant l’accès Read News

  • 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 objective of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient Read News

  • Nepad-IPPF Supports African Countries to Strengthen Regional Infrastructure – Approves Eight Projects for U.S. $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, transport, communications and water. NEPAD-IPPF provides grants to African countries through Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and specialized regional infrastructure institutions such as Power Read News

  • 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.

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  • Partner Dialogue Forum calls on smart partnerships to accelerate Africa’s infrastructure delivery

    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. The PDF was moderated by Alex Rugamba, Director of Energy and Climate Change at the AfDB. In Read News

  • Partner Dialogue Forum calls on smart partnerships to accelerate Africa’s infrastructure delivery

    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. The PDF was moderated by Alex Rugamba, Director of Energy and Climate Change at the AfDB. In his remarks, Read News

  • NEPAD-IPPF, a critical instrument to bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing gap
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  • Q&A with Shem Simuyemba, Division Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
  • NEPAD-IPPF strengthens capacity to improve stock of well-prepared bankable infrastructure projects
  • PIDA

    PROGRAMME FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT   NEPAD was integrated into the structures and processes of the African Union (AU) as per the AU Assembly decision at the February 2010 14th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency has been designated as the technical body of the African Union and a more focused implementation agency, namely the NEPAD Agency. In July 2009 the AUC with the support of the NEPAD Secretariat and the AFDB had submitted a request to NEPAD-IPPF for financial support towards the cost of undertaking sectors’ studies for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Read News

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  • NPCA

    NEPAD PLANING & COORDINATION AGENCY   NEPAD was integrated into the structures and processes of the African Union (AU) as per the AU Assembly decision at the February 2010 14th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency has been designated as the technical body of the African Union and a more focused implementation agency, namely the NEPAD Agency. The core mandate of the NPCA is to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of continental and regional priority programmes, push for partnerships and projects and to mobilise resources and partners in support of their implementation. It also Read News

  • AFDB

    THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 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 Read News

  • AUC

    AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION/ NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT IPPF’s work is guided by the framework of the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU/NEPAD) Short Term Action Plan (STAP) and Africa Action Plan (AAP). The New Partnership for African Development had identified infrastructure as one of the major parameters for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. Further infrastructure is seen as an element in promoting regional integration and development in the African continent and is articulated in the Short Term Action Plan (STAP). OBJECTIVES Established in 2002 to address specific infrastructure development problems, STAP outlines NEPAD’s objectives: Improve access, Read News

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