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

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

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

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;”


Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

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

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;

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;”


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


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”