AfDB to discuss regional integration

10 February 2011

Regional integration in Africa is to be discussed at the annual Partnerships Forum in Tunisia.

Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the conference will look at the institution's performance in terms of regional integration over the past few years.

From 2008-10 infrastructural projects have taken up the majority of the group's lending, with transport, energy and ICT all sectors that have been invested in.

The AfDB is hoping to identify further opportunities for "innovative resources" in order to improve the services it offers.

Kazumi Larhed, head of Partnerships and Cooperation Unit, said: "The bank's partnership-building efforts are well aligned with its core mandates that include infrastructure, governance, private sector development and higher education."

Alex Rugamba, AfDB regional integration director, recently noted the Africa Action Plan is a major step forward in terms of ensuring the continent improves its regional interconnectivity.

It has been developed by the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa.

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

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