Inclusive Infrastructure for Africa: Investment Promotion in Times of Crisis

Inclusive Infrastructure for Africa: Investment Promotion in Times of Crisis.

African countries need large infrastructure investments to ensure the provision of basic services for all, increase productivity, and support innovation for a sustainable future. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine have led to a deterioration of the global investment climate, including a tightening of global financial conditions.

The African Union (AU) has made it one of its priorities to develop world-class infrastructure for Africa and has launched the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). 

The German Federal Ministry of Development Cooperation (BMZ) has made advancing a just transition, which includes inclusive and green infrastructure, one of its key priorities in its new Africa Strategy which was launched on 25 January 2023.

On behalf of the German government, GIZ provides services for inclusive and sustainable economic development, working in long-standing partnerships across the African continent. The event will focus on how Germany and the AU, together with international partners, can support African countries in realising integrated infrastructure solutions that are inclusive and green.

  • H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union (AU)
  • Birgit Pickel, Director General, Africa Department, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Volkmar Klein, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Frederica Yawson, Senior Manager and Infrastructure and Innovation expert, African Center for Economic Transformation ACET (Guest contribution)

The event will take place on 30 January 2023 from 04:00 to 5:30 CET via livestream. Language of the event is English.

To participate, please register here.

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