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Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

2010 - 2030

Implementing agencies
African Union

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Government, Other public body, Private sector

Names of African partners involved
Core partners: African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency), Regional Economic Communities, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), DFID, European Commission, Islamic Development Bank, Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund, Canada, Germany, UK, Spain, Denmark and Norway

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Renewables, Non Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
To harness all African energy resources to ensure access to modern energy for all African households, businesses and industries by developing efficient, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly energy infrastructure resulting in poverty eradication and vigorous sustainable development of the continent by: - Developing regional and continental clean power generation and transmission projects - Implementing high-capacity oil refineries and oil and gas pipeline projects - Developing renewable energy resources.

Main activities
The PIDA energy priorities focus on major hydro-electric projects, the interconnection of regional power pools, including regional petroleum and gas pipelines to meet these drastically increasing demands. Specifically, PIDA provides: - Service Delivery Mechanism - technical assistance for countries and agencies that originate PIDA projects to address early-stage project preparation issues and challenges. - Continental Business Network - to “crowd- in” financing and support for infrastructure projects by creating a platform for collabora- tion between the public and private sectors - Policy and regulatory framework - harmonisation of policies, laws and regulations emphasises the need for a common framework to enhance private-sector financing of trans-boundary infrastructure projects - Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) - accelerate regional infrastructure development through political championing of projects



Contact information
Mr. Cheikh Bedda Director Department of Infrastructure and Energy (DIE) African Union Commission (AUC) +251 11 551 77 00

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