Held in key financial hubs and all through the year, the Africa Infrastructure Debt Immersion (AIDI) is a collection of carefully curated closed invitation–only immersive sessions, on-stage and private interviews, webinars, rendezvous and Q&A sessions designed to capture Africa’s infrastructure debt footprint from a practitioner point of view.
The need for infrastructure in Africa is enormous. Hundreds of billions of $ must be invested if the nations of the continent’s economic growth potential is to be fulfilled and living standards raised for the majority of the population. The size of the requirements and the limited financial capacity of Africa’s state governments means that a major role must be played by the private sector if the needs are to be met.
These needs are so huge that to meet them, all actors in both public and private sectors and from both within and outside the continent, must play their relevant parts to the full in all aspects of the sector: planning, policy, regulation, development, construction, operation and finance, both equity and debt. This is not the case today, and we are working to change that.
Africa Infrastructure Debt Immersion is an ecosystem that convenes investord, fund managers, project sponsors and corporates that are committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with strong appetite to build infrastructure portfolios across Africa.