Assembly of the African Union, 12th Ordinary Session, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1-3 February 2009

Sectors : Energy, Infrastructure General, Transport
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2009
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Infrastructure General

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...

...RESOLVE TO:
1. Support the development of infrastructure in Africa within the framework of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA);

2. Develop, as a matter of priority, the major regional and continental hydroelectric power projects, to ensure energy security in Africa;

3. Take all appropriate measures to complete the missing sections in the major transport corridors and remove all physical and non-physical barriers to the development of inter-State transport in Africa;

4. Institute appropriate institutional, legal and regulatory reforms, conducive for private sector investment in infrastructure development;

5. Promote innovative financing mechanisms to speed up the development of transport and energy infrastructure;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Transport

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...

UNDERTAKE TO...

...9. Accelerate the facilitation of inter-State transport through harmonization of laws and simplification of transit procedures to promote efficiency and safe operation of transport in Africa;

10. Improve connectivity of the air transport networks between Member States of the Union through comprehensive implementation of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision;

11. Give high priority to environmental protection and to transport and energy safety and security to promote sustainable development of infrastructure and related services;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...

...REAFFIRM:
1. Our determination to pool our efforts to develop efficient infrastructure networks as well as affordable transport and energy services;

2. The urgent need to enhance access to transport and energy infrastructure and services for the majority of the African population;
 

UNDERTAKE TO:
1. Include in our national priorities the various regional and continental interconnection infrastructure network projects and programmes;

2. Harmonize regulations and standards to promote interconnection, and efficient operation of networks and market development;

3. Create appropriate institutional framework for development of the major integration projects and carry out the necessary reforms to ensure better operation and maintenance of these projects;

4. Contribute financially to the NEPAD Infrastructure Projects Preparation Facility;

5. Increase public financing of infrastructure and promote public-private partnerships to speed up the development of transport and energy infrastructure;

6. Enhance the production of and inter-State trade in energy by implementing major integrative hydroelectric power projects and high capacity oil refineries as well as gas and oil pipelines projects;”

Scope: 
Africa

“WE, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union...

UNDERTAKE TO...

7. Develop renewable energy resources in order to provide clean, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly energy;

8. Enhance institutional and research capacities to develop a non-traditional alternative source of energy to meet Africa’s long-term energy needs, more specifically nuclear energy for peaceful purposes”

Scope: 
Africa