Continental Business Network (CBN)

The Continental Business Network (CBN) spearheaded by NEPAD is an exclusive Infrastructure Investment Advisory platform for African Heads of State, providing thought leadership and engagement on a range of strategic issues like policy, investment risk rating(s), project structuring and specifically the existing constraints to the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). The Network comprises leading African and global business and finance bodies as well as regional and international organisations.


The launch of the CBN is the mandated follow-up and implementation of recommendations emanating from the Dakar Financing Summit (DFS) during which the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) chaired by H.E. President Macky Sall endorsed an initiative to facilitate private sector advice and leadership in essential NEPAD and African infrastructure projects.