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African

Union

Department of Infrastructure and

Energy

DIABY Moustapha Mamy

Senior Telecommunications Development Policy Officer

African Union Commission

Outline

Introduction

Structure of the Department

Mandate and Core Functions

Institutional Arrangements

AU Infrastructure Programme

Overall Framework

Sector and sub-sector programmes

Transport

Tourism

Energy

Telecommunications/ICT & Posts

EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure

Conclusion

Structure (1)

THREE (3) DIVISIONS:

Transport & Tourism; Energy; Telecom + ICT & Posts

1) Transport & Tourism

Transport

Air Transport

Maritime Transport

Railway Transport

Road Transport

Tourism

Structure (2)

2) Energy

Hydrocarbons

(Oil, Gas and Coal)

Renewable Energy

(Hydropower, wind, solar, bio-energy, geothermal)

3) Telecommunications, ICT & Posts

Telecommunications

Postal Services

Structure (3): ORGANIGRAM

Institutional Arrangements

(with African Partners)

1. African Union (AU):

i.

NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) ii. Regional Economic Communities (RECs) iii. Specialised (Technical) Agencies:

− AFCAC, UAR, ATU, PAPU, AFREC

2. African Development Bank (ADB)

3. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

(UNECA)

Mandate and Core Functions

Mandate:

“To facilitate Regional and Continental efforts for accelerated development of integrated infrastructure and effective and sustainable deployment of energy resources "

.

Core Functions:

Harmonisation of sector policies, strategies and regulations;

Facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of policies, strategies and major continental integration infrastructure projects;

Contribution to mobilisation of resources for infrastructure dev.;

Capacity building: training, research and exchange of experiences

Strengthening cooperation and partnerships; and

Advocacy for Africa’s interests in matters of infrastructure development.

7

AU Vision on Infrastructure

Integrated, efficient, reliable, cost-effective, environment friendly infrastructure and services for the development and physical integration of Africa.

AU Infrastructure Programme:

Overall Framework (1): COMPONENTS

1. The AUC 2009-2012 Strategic Plan: to accelerate implementation of the African vision of NEPAD

2. 2009 Declaration of AU Assembly on Infrastructure

Development in Africa

3. Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

4. Coordination Mechanism and Institutional Architecture

5. Sector and sub-sector Plans of Actions

AU Infrastructure Programme:

Overall Framework (2): COORDINATION

A

Coordination Mechanism (CM)

has been put in place to bring about coherence, avoid duplication of efforts, wastage of resources

The

CM

defines the roles of various actors at national, regional and continental levels in the various infrastructure activities

Aims at ensuring that Africa speaks with one voice on the priorities of the continent and on their implementation

Study on an

African Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure

Development in Africa (IAIDA)

has been initiated to:

– diagnose weaknesses and propose ways of strengthening institutional capacities of all key stakeholder organisations

– identify best practices and propose a suitable model for an efficient and effective institutional architecture for infrastructure development in Africa

Partnerships

Besides forging close cooperation with various organisations within

Africa for the implementation of infrastructure programmes, the AU

Commission is working with international partners through bilateral and multilateral partnership arrangements in this area, the most notable being:

1.

EU-Africa Infrastructure Partnership - (EU)

2.

3.

EU-Africa Energy Partnership (EU)

– (EU)

Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)

– (G8)

MOUs also have been signed with various international organisations including United Nations agencies dealing with infrastructure sectors

All recognised institutions are invited to participate in the work of the

Commission in formulating and facilitating strategies for the implementation of infrastructure programmes for Africa

AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE

UNIÃO AFRICANA

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA P. O. Box 3243 Telephone : 011-551 7700 Fax : 011-551 7844 website : www. africa-union.org

The EU-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

A joint EU)Africa response to the AU-NEPAD Infrastructure

Plan

A framework for interconnecting Africa – country with country, region with region & Africa with the rest of the world

A Partnership that works at three levels – continental, regional and country – using the principle of subsidiarity

Financing Infrastructure - transport, energy, water & ICT – and support for regulatory frameworks that facilitate trade and services

Coordination with other international initiatives paramount, e.g. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa & WB Africa Action

Plan. EC membership of ICA will facilitate coordination.

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

The EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure was lunched on the 25 th on October 2007 in

Addis Ababa , Ethiopia.

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

Objectives

To Stimulate sustainable economic growth

To Promote competitive trade

To Foster regional integration

To Contribute effectively to poverty reduction and

MDGs

Africa’s

Strategy: regional & country complementarity

Support programmes that continental & regional level facilitate interconnectivity at

Support programmes coherent with national poverty reduction strategies and infrastructure sector strategies

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

The Partners

European Commission, inc.

Delegations

Leadership of EU-side of

Partnership, coordinate with MS, ICA, AfDB

securing finance

European Member States

Financiers of NIPs/RIPs and cofinanciers of theTrust Fund

European Investment Bank & EU MS

Development Banks, EDFIs

Promoters and co-financiers of projects

Administration of Trust Fund (EIB)

Africa Union Commission & Sectoral

Partners

Political leadership of AU-side of the Partnership

African Regional Institutions

– NEPAD

AfDB, RECs

Technical leadership of AU-side of

Partnership

African Member Countries

Owners of Partnership projects

– key to sustainability

African Development Bank, DBSA, DFIs

Potential project promoters and cofinanciers

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

How it works?

AU with its continental-wide political mandate will facilitate dialogue at REC level and between RECs

AU ensures continental ownership at all levels providing policy guidance & ensuring the integrity of the continental vision

RECs ensure regional ownership by reaching consensus on regional priorities with their Member countries, facilitating implementation of regional projects, regional & international protocols etc. linked to Economic Partnership Agreements

(EPAs)

African country ownership - project owners - align national & regional priorities, enforce regional & international agreements

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

What it finances?

All Infrastructure sectors

Planning & prioritisation of investments, capacity building, harmonisation & implementation of international & regional agreements, regulatory reform....

Financing Levels are:

Continental, Regional and National

UE-Africa Partnership on

Infrastructure

The Financial Instruments

National and Regional Indicative Programmes

(EDF)

Intra-ACP resources (EDF)

Grant-to-grant financing (capacity building, regional initiatives and facilitation programmes;

support to African Infrastructure sectors)

EU-Infrastructure Trust Fund for Africa (EDF) open to all EU MS

True co-financing EIB, EDFIs, AfDB

Operationalization of the EU-Africa

Partnership on Infrastructure

Port-Moresby Agreement

The Port-Moresby Agreement signed on the

21th December 2007 between the ACP and EC aims at supporting the AUC in the Preparatory

Actions and Studies : Technical Assistance for formulation, preparation and service management for Regional Infrastructure priority projects in the fields of Transport, Energy and

ICT.

The total amount of the agreement is 10,000,000.00 USD.

Port-Moresby

Implementation of the Port-Moresby

Agreement

An international Bidding process was lunched to select a firm to provide the necessary

Technical Assistance to the AUC. Egis-Bceom

International was awarded the contract.

The Technical Assistance started activities on

February 2010 under an agreement with the identification contract number

EuropAid/125741/C/SER/ACP and as contracting firm

Implementation of the AUC-EC, Port-

Moresby Agreement

The Priory Projects were identified for the 3 Sectors

Priority Projects for other Sectors under the

Port-Moresby Agreement

Progress status

Seven were successful: Energy (1) and

Transport (6) and the contracts are going to be signed today 20 th of December 2010 in Addis Ababa.

Conclusions

The Department of Infrastructure and Energy, in collaboration with

African and international partners, is making all the necessary efforts to realise the

AU’s vision in the development of Africa’s infrastructure

Enhancement of efficiency and effectiveness in our work is the key to success

Areas of focus:

1.

Coordination of actions within the Commission

2.

Clarity of roles among the different departments and units

3.

Efficient support services:

administration, finance, protocol, conference services, legal, etc.

THANK YOU

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