The NBF’s Africa Infrastructure Desk (Afri-ID) participated at the NEPAD Agency’s 2015 PIDA Week from 13 – 17 November 2015 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Afri-ID shared its experiences of running a multi-stakeholder private sector-led initiative, which is currently achieving success in unlocking rail and port infrastructure projects in Southern Africa.
The annual PIDA Week is designed to bring together different African national, regional and continental infrastructure project stakeholders, who include continental and regional bodies; potential domestic and foreign investors and project developers; donors; various sectoral partners; and the media.
PIDA Week represents a new way of thinking by the NEPAD Agency, which is hoping to integrate the individual PIDA Steering Committee; ICA and IPPF meetings into one main event. The Agency anticipates that by having such information, planning and marketing events in one PIDA-themed week, it may be possible to create synergies between the different implementation initiatives and will enhance PIDA as a brand.