AfCFTA: the age of infrastructure?
The implementation of the AfCFTA should have a significant effect on intra-African trade which is estimated to increase by 52,3% in 2022, compared with trade levels in 2010. But infrastructure deficit could threaten this path. Africa’s current pipeline of infrastructure projects is estimated to be worth $2.5 trillion. Yet only 10% of them are likely to reach financial close because of low technical capabilities and unequal allocation of resources throughout the funding project cycle. As the newly implemented free-trade agreement offers a strategic momentum, can a more efficient infrastructure funding project cycle emerge from it?
- Does the AfCTFA have the potential to improve infrastructure projects by making them more attractive to investors?
- How can infrastructure development and logistics participate in e-economy growth?
- How can AfCTFA help overcome obstacles for regional infrastructure funding?
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Who should attend?
This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.
Africa50 was established by African governments and the African Development Bank to help bridge Africa’s infrastructure funding gap by facilitating project development, mobilizingpublic and private sector finance, and investing in infrastructure on the continent. Africa50 focuses on medium- to large-scale projects that have development impact while offering an appropriate risk-adjusted return to investors. Bringing project development and financing together in one platform, Africa50 seeks to provide support at every stage of the project cycle. In 4 years, Africa50 has successfully developed a diversified investment and development portfolio comprising 6 assets in operation, 2 under construction, and many others under development.
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