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PIDA Model Law for infrastructure development in Africa endorsed at 2017 PIDA Week in Namibia

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:13

Swakopmund, Namibia, 13 December, 2017 (ECA) – The 2017 PIDA Week ended in Swakopmund, Namibia, Wednesday with delegates calling on Member States to commit themselves to the development of Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) projects on the ground and to renew their focus to infrastructure development in rural and remote areas, among others.

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Africa set for big things with CFTA operationalization, says ECA’s Gatera

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:36

Swakopmund, Namibia, 12 December 2017 (ECA) – Africa’s integration agenda is experiencing a critical and momentous epoch with the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) scheduled for operationalization next year and with the creation of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), that will be launched by Heads of State at their January Summit in Addis Ababa, says ECA’s Soteri Gatera.

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Adeyemi unpacks PIDA Model Law for transboundary infrastructure projects in Africa at PIDA Week

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:44

Swakopmund, Namibia, 12 December 2017 (ECA) - Economic Commission for Africa’s Adeyinka Adeyemi, on Monday unpacked the PIDA Model Law for private sector investment in transboundary infrastructure in Africa for participants at the on-going Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week in Namibia.

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PIDA Week: Improving project bankability key to bridging Africa's infrastructure gap

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:47

Swakopmund, Namibia, 11 December 2017 (ECA) - 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.

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Ministerial conference on civil registration kicks off in Nouakchott

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:22

Nouakchott, Mauritania,  7 December  2017 (ECA) - The Fourth Conference of African Ministers in charge of Civil Registration kicked-off Thursday 7 December in Nouakchott, under the theme "Accelerating a coordinated improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for the implementation and monitoring of development in Africa: A review of progress and the way forward."

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Governance: African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) crucial for SDG implementation in Africa  

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:22

Cairo, 10 December 2017 (ECA) – “African States have not benefited from the SDGs enough for a simple reason: the lack of follow up”, said on Sunday APRM member Youssouf Khayal. “I am drawing your attention to this, because the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has been entrusted with the monitoring of SDG implementation in Africa”.

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