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NEPAD-OECD Africa investment meetings


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The NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative plays a role as a facilitator of region-wide dialogue and contributes an African voice to the international dialogue on policies for investment.


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OECD-AfDB seminar on addressing policy impediments to private investment in African infrastructure

Paris, France
15 July 2014

This seminar investigated how changes made in key policy areas at national, regional and international levels can help generate more and better private investment in Africa’s infrastructure. It drew on expertise gathered by OECD policy communities and their developing country partners, and is supported by the International Growth Centre.


OECD-SADC-IFC-JICA seminar on private sector participation in Africa's infrastructure

Yokahama, Japan
31 May 2013

This seminar will discuss how enhanced private sector participation can help fill the infrastructure funding gap that has been rapidly growing in Southern Africa since the 1980s. It is organised as part of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD V.

Training Programme in Public-Private Partnerships

Livingstone, Zambia
19-23 March 2012

The goal of this training course was to give government officials the skills they need to undertake infrastructure projects, from inception to termination. It taught them to develop and implement policies that strengthen the environment for infrastructure publics-private partnerships in their countries.

Left to right: Tsutomu Himeno, Minister, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD, Kimmo Sinivuori, Chair of the OECD Advisory Group on  Investment for Development and Dolana Msimang, Ambassador of South Africa to France

Working lunch of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative at the
2011 Global Forum on International Investment

Paris, France
6 December 2011

Participants commented on a draft report on mapping support for Africa's infrastructuture investment which evaluates how development partners are using aid to leverage private investment in Africa’s infrastructure. The final report will be published in 2012.

Accelerating the pace of reform: mobilising infrastructure and agricultural investment in Africa

Dakar, Senegal
26-27 April 2010

This ministerial conference and forum explored ways to accelerate existing reforms targeting the improvement of the investment climate in African countries. Key actors identified the challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors that are crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities.

Launch of the UN-OECD-NEPAD partnership for growth and development in Africa

UN Headquarters, New York
11 October 2010

The UN OSSA, OECD and NEPAD have joined forces to improve international and regional co-operation for growth and development in Africa. 

Special Session on recent NEPAD initiatives at the
2009 Global Forum on International Investment

Paris, France
7-8 December 2009

Left to right: Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Ambassador HE Konji Sebati, South Africa

Mobilising Resources for Trade and Investment

Johannesburg, South Africa
11-12 November 2009

This ministerial meeting and expert roundtable focused on mobilising resources in Africa against the crisis and boosting private investment in African energy infrastructure, including through carbon finance

NEPAD-OECD High-Level Meeting on Advancing Investment Policy Reform in Africa

Kampala, Uganda
10-11 December 2008

This high-level meeting and expert roundtable addressed investment policy reforms for sustainably improving countries’ investment climates and investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration

NEPAD-OECD Roundtable on Strengthening Investment Climate Assessment and Reform in NEPAD Countries

Lusaka, Zambia
27-28 November 2007

This ministerial meeting and expert roundtable focused on attracting investment for development in the water and sanitation sector

Conference on Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships

Brussels, Belgium
14-15 March 2007

Co-organised by the OECD, the World Bank Institute and the Belgian government, this conference centered on the challenges of creating good governance with the co-operation of the private sector.

NEPAD-OECD Roundtable on Mobilising Private Investment in Africa in Support of Development: Laying the Foundations for Sustained Progress

12-13 December 2006
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

NEPAD/OECD Investment Policy Roundtable on Investment for African Development: Making it Happen

Entebbe, Uganda
25-27 May 2005

This roundtable focused on investment policy and measures to enhance national investment climates and attract investors. Specifically, the regulatory environment for FDI in African countries and private sector participation in the infrastructure and utilities sectors

NEPAD/OECD Conference on Alliances for Integrity – Government and Business Roles in Enhancing African Standards of Living

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
7-8 March 2005

OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable

Johannesburg, South Africa
19 November 2003

This OECD-NEPAD-African Development Bank roundtable addressed the critical issues of African priorities and ways that OECD countries can contribute to the improvement of the business environment for domestic and international investors.


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