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Department of Infrastructure and Energy African Union DIABY Moustapha Mamy Senior Telecommunications Development Policy Officer African Union Commission
Outline Introduction Structure of the Department Mandate and Core Functions Institutional Arrangements AU Infrastructure Programme Overall Framework Sector and sub-sector programmes Transport Tourism Energy Telecommunications/ICT & Posts EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure Conclusion
Structure (1) THREE (3) DIVISIONS: Transport & Tourism; Energy; Telecom + ICT & Posts 1)Transport & Tourism Transport −Air Transport −Maritime Transport −Railway Transport −Road Transport Tourism
Structure (2) 2)Energy Hydrocarbons (Oil, Gas and Coal) Renewable Energy (Hydropower, wind, solar, bio-energy, geothermal) 3)Telecommunications, ICT & Posts Telecommunications Postal Services
Structure (3): ORGANIGRAM
Institutional Arrangements (with African Partners) 1.African Union (AU): i.NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) ii.Regional Economic Communities (RECs) iii.Specialised (Technical) Agencies: −AFCAC, UAR, ATU, PAPU, AFREC 2.African Development Bank (ADB) 3.United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
7 Mandate and Core Functions Mandate: “To facilitate Regional and Continental efforts for accelerated development of integrated infrastructure and effective and sustainable deployment of energy resources ". Core Functions: Harmonisation of sector policies, strategies and regulations; Facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of policies, strategies and major continental integration infrastructure projects; Contribution to mobilisation of resources for infrastructure dev.; Capacity building: training, research and exchange of experiences Strengthening cooperation and partnerships; and Advocacy for Africa’s interests in matters of infrastructure development.
AUVisiononInfrastructure AU Vision on Infrastructure Integrated, efficient, reliable, cost-effective, environment friendly infrastructure and services for the development and physical integration of Africa.
AUInfrastructureProgramme: OverallFramework(1): COMPONENTS AU Infrastructure Programme: Overall Framework (1): COMPONENTS 1.The AUC 2009-2012 Strategic Plan: to accelerate implementation of the African vision of NEPAD 2.2009 Declaration of AU Assembly on Infrastructure Development in Africa 3.Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) 4.Coordination Mechanism and Institutional Architecture 5.Sector and sub-sector Plans of Actions
AU Infrastructure Programme: Overall Framework (2): COORDINATION A Coordination Mechanism (CM) has been put in place to bring about coherence, avoid duplication of efforts, wastage of resources The CM defines the roles of various actors at national, regional and continental levels in the various infrastructure activities Aims at ensuring that Africa speaks with one voice on the priorities of the continent and on their implementation Study on an African Institutional Architecture for Infrastructure Development in Africa (IAIDA) has been initiated to: –diagnose weaknesses and propose ways of strengthening institutional capacities of all key stakeholder organisations –identify best practices and propose a suitable model for an efficient and effective institutional architecture for infrastructure development in Africa
Besides forging close cooperation with various organisations within Africa for the implementation of infrastructure programmes, the AU Commission is working with international partners through bilateral and multilateral partnership arrangements in this area, the most notable being: 1.EU-Africa Infrastructure Partnership - (EU) 2.EU-Africa Energy Partnership (EU) – (EU) 3.Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) – (G8) MOUs also have been signed with various international organisations including United Nations agencies dealing with infrastructure sectors All recognised institutions are invited to participate in the work of the Commission in formulating and facilitating strategies for the implementation of infrastructure programmes for Africa Partnerships
The EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure AFRICAN UNIONUNION AFRICAINE UNIÃO AFRICANA Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA P. O. Box 3243 Telephone : 011-551 7700 Fax : 011-551 7844 website : www. africa-union.org
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure A joint EU)Africa response to the AU-NEPAD Infrastructure Plan A framework for interconnecting Africa – country with country, region with region & Africa with the rest of the world A Partnership that works at three levels – continental, regional and country – using the principle of subsidiarity Financing Infrastructure - transport, energy, water & ICT – and support for regulatory frameworks that facilitate trade and services Coordination with other international initiatives paramount, e.g. Infrastructure Consortium for Africa & WB Africa Action Plan. EC membership of ICA will facilitate coordination.
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure The EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure was lunched on the 25 th on October 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure Objectives To Stimulate sustainable economic growth To Promote competitive trade To Foster regional integration To Contribute effectively to poverty reduction and Africa’s MDGs Strategy: regional & country complementarity Support programmes that facilitate interconnectivity at continental & regional level Support programmes coherent with national poverty reduction strategies and infrastructure sector strategies
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure The Partners European Commission, inc. Delegations Leadership of EU-side of Partnership, coordinate with MS, ICA, AfDB securing finance European Member States Financiers of NIPs/RIPs and co- financiers of theTrust Fund European Investment Bank & EU MS Development Banks, EDFIs Promoters and co-financiers of projects Administration of Trust Fund (EIB) European Commission, inc. Delegations Leadership of EU-side of Partnership, coordinate with MS, ICA, AfDB securing finance European Member States Financiers of NIPs/RIPs and co- financiers of theTrust Fund European Investment Bank & EU MS Development Banks, EDFIs Promoters and co-financiers of projects Administration of Trust Fund (EIB) Africa Union Commission & Sectoral Partners Political leadership of AU-side of the Partnership African Regional Institutions – NEPAD AfDB, RECs Technical leadership of AU-side of Partnership African Member Countries Owners of Partnership projects – key to sustainability African Development Bank, DBSA, DFIs Potential project promoters and co- financiers Africa Union Commission & Sectoral Partners Political leadership of AU-side of the Partnership African Regional Institutions – NEPAD AfDB, RECs Technical leadership of AU-side of Partnership African Member Countries Owners of Partnership projects – key to sustainability African Development Bank, DBSA, DFIs Potential project promoters and co- financiers
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure How it works? AU with its continental-wide political mandate will facilitate dialogue at REC level and between RECs AU ensures continental ownership at all levels providing policy guidance & ensuring the integrity of the continental vision RECs ensure regional ownership by reaching consensus on regional priorities with their Member countries, facilitating implementation of regional projects, regional & international protocols etc. linked to Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) African country ownership - project owners - align national & regional priorities, enforce regional & international agreements
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure What it finances? All Infrastructure sectors Planning & prioritisation of investments, capacity building, harmonisation & implementation of international & regional agreements, regulatory reform.... Financing Levels are: Continental, Regional and National
UE-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure The Financial Instruments National and Regional Indicative Programmes (EDF) Intra-ACP resources (EDF) Grant-to-grant financing (capacity building, regional initiatives and facilitation programmes; support to African Infrastructure sectors) EU-Infrastructure Trust Fund for Africa (EDF) open to all EU MS True co-financing EIB, EDFIs, AfDB
Operationalization of the EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure
Port-Moresby Agreement The Port-Moresby Agreement signed on the 21th December 2007 between the ACP and EC aims at supporting the AUC in the Preparatory Actions and Studies : Technical Assistance for formulation, preparation and service management for Regional Infrastructure priority projects in the fields of Transport, Energy and ICT. The total amount of the Port-Moresby agreement is 10,000,000.00 USD.
An international Bidding process was lunched to select a firm to provide the necessary Technical Assistance to the AUC. Egis-Bceom International was awarded the contract. The Technical Assistance started activities on February 2010 under an agreement with the identification contract number EuropAid/125741/C/SER/ACP and as contracting firm Implementation of the Port-Moresby Agreement
Implementation of the AUC-EC, Port- Moresby Agreement The Priory Projects were identified for the 3 Sectors
Priority Projects for other Sectors under the Port-Moresby Agreement Seven were successful: Energy (1) and Transport (6) and the contracts are going to be signed today 20 th of December 2010 in Addis Ababa. Progress status
The Department of Infrastructure and Energy, in collaboration with African and international partners, is making all the necessary efforts to realise the AU’s vision in the development of Africa’s infrastructure Enhancement of efficiency and effectiveness in our work is the key to success Areas of focus: 1.Coordination of actions within the Commission 2.Clarity of roles among the different departments and units 3.Efficient support services: administration, finance, protocol, conference services, legal, etc. Conclusions
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