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Commissioner

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid, Egyptian, was elected the new Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission. H.E. Abou-Zeid was an international development lead expert who has been serving Africa in various leading positions for over 30 years, mainly in international organizations: AFDB, UNDP and USAID.

Structure

The Department of Infrastructure and Energy (DIE) the implementation of Agenda 2063 infrastructure programmes.

increase energy access to the African people, improve livelihoods and to ensure environmental sustainability

Improve intra African connectivity

Build a well interconnected and integrated networks of transport infrastructure

Activities

February 18, 2020

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road SafetyH.E.

February 04, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) launched a three-day workshop from 29th - 31st January 2020 to train task force nominees on the project selection criteria in pursuit of “inclusive, sustainable world class infrastructure” carved out by Agenda 2063.

December 27, 2019

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 27 December 2019: The inaugural North Africa School on Internet Governance (

Commissioner Abou-Zeid urges youths to take advantage of the digital revolution
December 17, 2019

Sharm El Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt - 17 December 2019: Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, AU Commissioner for Infrastructure a

December 13, 2019

Aswan, Arab Republic of Egypt – 13 December 2019: H.E.

December 12, 2019

Africa has made major headway in developing its digital ecosystem in the past decade.

November 25, 2019 to November 29, 2019

Theme: “Positioning Africa to deliver on Agenda 2063 and economic integration through multi- sectoral approaches to infrastructure development”.

November 15, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY
INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES

October 09, 2019

What:     The AfCFTA Private Sector Investment Financing Framework, is a private-sect

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September 24, 2019 to September 26, 2019

Second Policy Dialogue facilitating implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
Theme: Commitment of the Member States for accelerated development of regional and continental infrastructure
24 to 26 September 2019 Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

June 12, 2019

African energy use will increase by 60% by 2040, but it remains the lowest consumer of energy on a per-capita basis through this forecast period. Sub-Saharan Africa currently accounts for 4% of global energy investment, although it accounts for 14% of the world’s population. Many in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity: those who do consume on average 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, compared to almost 1 600 kWh in the European Union. Agriculture remains a mainstay of economies in sub-Saharan Africa but productivity is relatively low: even small increases in access to electricity could make a large difference to economic output. There is vast, still untapped potential for renewable resources and natural gas developments to improve access while leapfrogging to cleaner long-term solutions.

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