A very big thank you to our speakers for sharing their expertise and our sponsors, DBSA, Fasken
Martineau and Miranda & Associates for their support.
The event was officially opened by Bothwell Manikai, Principal of DBSA, with Debasish Mallick, Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, and the Hon. Mrs Manthabiseng Phohleli, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Lesotho as the keynote speakers on the first day, who emphasised the importance of continuing to develop public private partnerships in Africa. On the 2nd day, H.E. Honourable Senator Hadi Sirika Minister of State for Aviation, Federal Republic of Nigeria, provided an overview of some of the current PPP projects in Nigeria.
The conference was host to 58 speakers and 152 participants from 31 countries, including representation from 10 African PPP units. Interactive discussions and presentations highlighted challenges, looked at available funding mechanisms and provided insight into some successful PPP projects. In addition to this, a number of new, bankable PPP projects were showcased.
Each project will bring us one step closer to closing the infrastructure gap. We look forward to seeing you all at the 10th Africa PPP conference, where we aim to continue to provide a platform to enable Public and Private partners to create successful infrastructure projects in Africa, and to hear how the knowledge gained at this event has worked towards advancing infrastructure development.