Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development.
As Africa emerged from the colonial period, regional integration was seen as a rational response to the difficulties faced by a continent with many small national markets and landlocked countries.
It is a known fact the electricity access rate in Africa is desperately low. An African uses on average 1,000 kilowatts-hour per year, when a European or an American uses between 7,000 and 14,000!
The success of economic development in Africa may hinge on a question of scale—thinking at the regional, rather than the national or continental, level. Ibrahim Mayaki talked with Yale Insights about the organization’s approach.
Africa Renewal’s Franck Kuwonu caught up with NEPAD's CEO at the UN headquarters in New York, where he was attending high-level meetings, to talk about the state of the proposed regional infrastructural projects on the continent.
African leaders have re-emphasised the importance of committed political leadership as a key prerequisite for development success. They are sponsoring and championing specific regional infrastructure projects to fast-track regional integration and intra-African trade.