BUILD Africa partnerships tackle infrastructure challenges


The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Institute for Infrastructure Studies (I.I.S), an infrastructure think-tank based in London, UK and Doha, Qatar.

The BUILD Africa Forum, together with the I.I.S. and the African Development Bank’s Africa50 Fund, have joined forces and committed their combined expertise in infrastructure investment and finance to develop solutions to Africa’s infrastructure funding gap.

“We are delighted to formalise our relationship with the I.I.S and to be working with them and the African Development Bank to create new and innovative methods for infrastructure funding and delivery in Africa,” says Jean-Jacques Bouya, Minister to the President of the Republic of Congo for Spatial Planning and Delegate General for Major Public Works.

The strategic relationship aims to answer the following key questions:

• How will infrastructure investment risk profiles develop over the next 20 years and what mitigations can governments implement to incentivize investment?

• How can infrastructure financing and delivery models be developed to attract private finance into the region?

• How can Africa improve infrastructure delivery and avoid the costly overspends that have afflicted other regions?

Through these strategic partnerships, BUILD Africa aims to develop an understanding of the various ways in which projects can be accelerated and increase the number of infrastructure projects that reach bankability. Using its ability to bring together the private sector, governments, multi-lateral organizations and global investors, the BUILD Africa Forum will ensure that the results and ideas developed in Brazzaville are successfully executed in future African infrastructure projects.

Invitations to BUILD Africa can be requested online:

The BUILD Africa Forum (Brazzaville Unites Infrastructure Leaders for Development)( will be held in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo from the 5 to 7 February 2014.

Held under the high patronage of His Excellency President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, the BUILD Africa Forum will gather more than 500 business and political leaders, who will endeavor to find innovative solutions to Africa’s numerous infrastructure challenges and ambitions.

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