Africa has started the process of brainstorming on how to develop public and private partnerships, promote infrastructure development in a more adapted and dynamic way.
It is also seeking how to place its position as a destination of choice for investors by highlighting various investment options.
The continent is also finding how to increase investments in high quality infrastructures that meet the requirements of modern economies.
Achieving Africa states’ aspiration for growth, development and transformation relying on the effective implementation of innovative policies, a conference of all nations has been slated to hold in Addis Ababa in October.
The conference is the 6th edition of the Building and Civil engineering Works and Infrastructure Conference.
The conference would focus on how to achieving Africa states’ aspiration for growth, development and transformation and to rely on the effective implementation of innovative policies that would ensure continental and global integration.
The BCW and Infrastructure Conference will see approximately over 300 delegates from across the continent.
It is spear-headed by Kaizene International, a London and Abidjan-based firm, fashioned on capacity building through training and coaching, and corporate social responsibility.
It is also encouraging women to take their rightful position in Africa’s development.
“Women in Africa need to become more representative in most spheres, including in infrastructure sectors.
“They need to become more involved in the decision-making and planning of infrastructure projects and programmes”, said the afro-optimist and realist, Kaizene’s founder, Lynda Aphing-Kouassi, who is well known to be particularly passionate about the contribution of women and youth to the growth and development of the continent, she has identified the areas above as her sphere of influence.
The 6th edition of the BCW and infrastructure Conference aims to specifically highlight the development of private and public partnerships (PPP).
It would also focus on the development of the infrastructure, building and civil engineering in a more adapted and dynamic way.
“The promotion of the African continent as a destination of choice for investment Intensifying the production of companies and expansion of investment actions,’’ are other aims,
According to the African Development Bank, the continent’s industrial backwardness is mainly due to the lack of infrastructure.
For Africa, facing the challenges of
globalization requires an increased investment in its infrastructure to
meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goal.