Anchor and correspondant, CNN, South Africa
Africanizing green infrastructure projects
Africa’s infrastructure investment gap is estimated to hit $51bn in 2021. Just as investors are calling for more stringent infrastructure sustainability guidelines, the amount of green financing available has dramatically grown, with the sustainable bond market surging from $800bn in 2019 to $1.314tn in 2020. Against this backdrop, sustainable strategies are key to bridging the infrastructure gap, while having the added advantage of boosting the economic viability of newly created markets and distributed infrastructure investments.
But how can sustainable strategies be adapted to the continent’s specificities in terms of cost, distribution, and profitability? What upstream market strategies could help bring about a bankable framework? And what sustainable solutions are needed to decentralize infrastructures?
- Green power infrastructure projects: why so few?
- Governance and regulation: is there a winning formula?
- Infrastructure deficit: can green energy fill the gap?
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Principal, Dalberg Advisors
Regional Industry Director for Infrastructure MEA, IFC
Managing Director and CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
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