Document - Infrastructure and Energy




Department of Infrastructure and


DIABY Moustapha Mamy

Senior Telecommunications Development Policy Officer

African Union Commission


 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)


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:


2. African Development Bank (ADB)

3. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Mandate and Core Functions


“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.


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


 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:


EU-Africa Infrastructure Partnership - (EU)


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



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

The EU-Africa Partnership on


UE-Africa Partnership on


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


• 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


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

Addis Ababa , Ethiopia.

UE-Africa Partnership on



• To Stimulate sustainable economic growth

• To Promote competitive trade

• To Foster regional integration

• To Contribute effectively to poverty reduction and Africa’s


Strategy: regional & country complementarity

• Support programmes that facilitate interconnectivity at continental & regional level

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

UE-Africa Partnership on


The Partners

European Commission, inc.


• Leadership of EU-side of


• 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


• Political leadership of AU-side of the Partnership

African Regional Institutions – NEPAD


• Technical leadership of AU-side of


African Member Countries

• Owners of Partnership projects – key to sustainability

African Development Bank, DBSA, DFIs

Potential project promoters and cofinanciers

UE-Africa Partnership on


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


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

UE-Africa Partnership on


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


The Financial Instruments

National and Regional Indicative Programmes


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


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

Implementation of the Port-Moresby


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.


 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:


Coordination of actions within the Commission


Clarity of roles among the different departments and units


Efficient support services: administration, finance, protocol, conference services, legal, etc.