Launching of the course on Transport Infrastructure Development in Africa
In partnership with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) launched a two weeks course on Transport Infrastructure Development in Africa (English session) from 31st August to 11th September 2015 at IDEP’s headquarters located in Dakar, Senegal. The course is also supported by the NEPAD Secretariat through the provision of experts as resource persons.
This is part of IDEP’s portfolio of short courses designed for senior and middle level government officials from African Union Commission (AUC), Secretariats of the main Regional Economic Communities (RECs) including RECs and PIDA focal points and other public officials in ministries, institutions and departments dealing with transport infrastructure development policy at the national, regional and continental levels. The specific objectives of the course are to develop the knowledge of participants in transport infrastructure policy issues and challenges facing Africa, alternative institutional and financing arrangements and to build the practical skills that are needed to engage fully in transport infrastructure programmes and projects (including PPP projects) from planning, design, implementation and monitoring.
A total of twenty-two (22) officials are participating in the English session from eleven (11) Anglophone African countries (Ethiopia; The Gambia; Lesotho; Malawi; Namibia; Nigeria; Swaziland; Tanzania; Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and two Regional Economic Communities (SADC and ECOWAS). The French session of the course on Transport Infrastructure development in Africa will take place from 7 to 18 September 2015 at IDEP’s headquarters and will gather middle and senior level government officials from Francophone African countries as well as officials working in Regional Economic Communities.
At the end of the course, the capacity of the policy officials will be strengthened to design, implement, monitor and evaluate the efficacy of transport infrastructure policies to facilitate regional integration and structural transformation of the continent.
Author : IDEP