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Governing for Infrastructure Delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa: Overcoming Challenges to Create Enabling Environments

14 Mar 2016 - 09:00 to 15 Mar 2016 - 13:30

Chatham House, London

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Speakers include:
Hon. Armando Manuel, Minister of Finance, Republic of Angola
Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of State at the Office of the President in Charge of Private Sector Development and Public Private Partnership, Republic of Ghana
Hon. Minister Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita, Minister for Transport and Communications, Republic of Mozambique (via video link)
James Duddridge MP, UK Minister for Africa, House of Commons
Jay Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, GE Africa
Lambaji Madai, Executive Councillor, Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association
Dr Jill Wells, Senior Policy Adviser, Engineers Against Poverty
Shem Simuyemba, Division Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparations Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), Regional Integration and Trade Department, African Development Bank
Rev. Nana Kofi Ntiamoah Ahenkorah, Managing Director, Beta Construction Engineers Ltd, Ghana 
Alaa Alessa, Chief Investment Officer, Endeavor Energy
Magdalene Apenteng, Director, Financial Services Division, Ministry of Finance, Ghana


This conference will provide a forum for policy-makers, investors, industry representatives, civil society actors and other experts to discuss measures to address the critical challenges to targeting Africa’s infrastructure deficit. The conference will place particular emphasis on local business perspectives on infrastructure delivery and the importance of local capacity for sustainable development, in the context of international finance and standards, and engagements and perspectives of foreign firms and donors.