Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2016 Pens with Calls for Accelerated Job Creation through Infrastructure Development for Africa’s Transformation
PIDA is a multi-sectoral programme covers transport, energy, transboundary water and ICT
Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063.
The call was made by officials from the African Union (AU) (www.AU.int), the NEPAD Agency (www.NEPAD.org) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) at the opening of the second annual Programme for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) Week currently underway in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This year’s gathering organized under the theme, “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” has drawn over 250 participants and stakeholders representing Member States, private sector, development partners and project owners.
PIDA, a multi-sectoral programme covers transport, energy, transboundary water and ICT, is dedicated to facilitate continental integration in Africa through improved regional infrastructure.
PIDA week 2016 will showcase and validate the relevance of regional infrastructure (PIDA) projects and the impact thereof on the socio-economic development of Africa and particularly on job creation for the …read more