There is a huge infrastructure deficit in Africa, with road density reportedly being only 3.6 kilometres of road per 1,000 persons compared to the world average of 7 kilometres per 1,000 persons, and road freight in Sub-Saharan Africa being 4 times higher than the world average. The rail network is limited, and more than 13 countries in Africa have no operational rail networks. Africa needs to invest in excess of US$93 billion annually to fix this infrastructure deficit. Traffic congestion in densely populated cities, delays and congestion at the ports, non-functional rail infrastructure, high costs of energy and limited air connectivity are some of the challenges experienced. Many countries lack the Infrastructure Master Plans, and where these exist, they are either not robust enough to take into account inter and multi-modal infrastructure development planning. The course will address critical issues such as policy frameworks, infrastructure planning, financing and performance management.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of intra, inter and multi-modal infrastructure
- Apply transport planning models to design the masterplans;
- Design infrastructural development plans;
- Identify and follow through various mechanisms for financing infrastructure development projects;
- Monitor on-going infrastructure development projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course will be beneficial to those working in Roads, Railways, Ports, Pipeline Companies, and Airports, Civil Aviation and Airport Authorities. Engineers, Economists, Accountants, Auditors and Project Managers and their teams will also benefit.
- State of Roads, Railways, Ports, Energy and Air Infrastructure in Africa:
- Key Challenges in infrastructure planning and development:
- Policy and institutional frameworks:
- Modelling, planning and prioritization in infrastructure development:
- Intra, inter and multi-modal infrastructure planning:
- Project Designs:
- Infrastructure development contracts & contract negotiation:
- Performance based contracts:
- Competitive dialogue mechanisms:
- Financing mechanisms:
- Annuity financing.