Funding Infrastructure Development in Africa: The story so far

Infrastructure development is the greatest challenge for Africa in the 21st century. Africa is set to spend at least US$1 trillion on all areas of infrastructure, such as transport systems, hospitals, water and waste management, etc, over the next 20 years. The continent needs to make sure that it attains and develops infrastructure in a cost effective, appropriate and affordable manner. Getting value for money is paramount.

Governments around the world are looking to private funding to contribute to economic and social infrastructure development, ranging from rebuilding ageing infrastructure to building it from scratch. As Transport Month kicks off in October, we’re also experiencing the world’s second Eco-mobility festival in Sandton, Johannesburg highlighting the need for improved transport infrastructure. Joining CNBC Africa for a closer look at the opportunities that lie within this space are Dr Dinesh Kumar, Head of Supply Chain and Procurement Practices at KPMG South Africa and Dr John Tambi, NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Expert.

About Femi Oke

Relentless passion for creativity and digital acumen to help a professional services firm thrive in the digital space. Femi is an individual with a rich experience on regional African knowledge, its diverse business culture and he understands the continent’s economic drive. He thrives on selfless service and lasting mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and especially clients encountered in the course of his duties. He is creative, practical and self-motivated with business judgement in corporate, brand and strategic communications, social, digital & traditional media and executive profiling. Roles in the firm include New Media, Digital Communication, Corporate Communication, executive profiling and Brand Management execution. Working on the multi-million dollar Africa high growth market project stands out for femi; besides this, managing all KPMG’s digital communication for the World Economic Forum on Africa is another project that gives him great delight. Femi holds a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

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