Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D)

Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D)

The NEPAD Agency has partnered with Australian Aid in an Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Initiative, to build human capacity for the effective implementation of regional infrastructure projects.


IS4D targets professionals in public sector agencies, from all over Africa, involved in delivering priority African infrastructure projects. The “on-the-job” training allows participants to achieve project management competencies necessary to fast-track the development and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects they are working on. 


IS4D is an essential component for the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) which promotes the development of high priority, regional infrastructure across the four sectors – Energy, Transport, Trans-boundary Water and ICT.


The Community of Practice provides IS4D participants and alumni a work space for (e-) learning, mentoring and cross-border collaboration.


In 2014, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) established a partnership agreement with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) to implement the 9-month skills development programme under Infrastructure Skills for Development Activity (IS4D) programme. This...

The months of April to June 2015 constituted the second quarter of implementation under the Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) programme. The core activity in this quarter was providing support to IS4D participants to return to employment in their home agencies and apply the upgraded...

  • 23 Nov 2016 to 24 Nov 2016

    The overarching theme for PIDA Week 2016 is “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development.

    The 2nd PIDA Week will be a combination of plenary sessions on the theme, sector seminars, including exhibitions which aim among other things, to provide project owners...

  • 21 Nov 2016 to 23 Nov 2016
  • 21 Jul 2016

    Africa Energy Indaba focuses on developing content and co-ordinating the presentation of the programme so it can be strategically navigated by each delegate, according to their specific field of interest. The more interactive panel discussions during breakaway sessions as well as enhanced...

  • 18 Jul 2016 to 20 Jul 2016

    Negotiation Skills Training for IS4D2 participants who nominated for the course.

  • 23 May 2016

    The 2nd CBN event will convene and be led by a cross section of private sector leaders who will provide recommendations to the Heads of State on approaches and practical steps to improve Africa’s infrastructure investment climate as well as the increased role that African Heads of...

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