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Two clean energy projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund took significant steps forward in the last week of June. The 5.4 MW Lubilia Kawembe Hydro (LKH) electricity generating station in Uganda was formally commissioned on 28th June. A day later, on 29th June, a ground-breaking ceremony saw work officially begin on the 40MW Central Solar… Read more »

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EAIF Executive Director joins distinguished panel at British Academy event

EAIF Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo, joins distinguished panel at British Academy event on overcoming challenges to sustainable development.

EAIF’s first project in Mali wins African Utility Week award

PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s first project in Mali wins African Utility Week award – 7th award for an EAIF project this year

EAIF announces 2017 impact results

Read EAIF’s development impact results in the Private Infrastructure Development Group’s (PIDG) 2017 Annual Review.

Three more awards go to projects backed by the EAIF

Three more awards go to projects backed by the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group

PIDG companies GuarantCo and EAIF arrange finance for LPG storage facility in Ghana

  Ghana – May 10, 2018 – PIDG company GuarantCo has signed a deal with Quantum Terminals to support the operations of Quantum’s LPG storage business in Ghana.

EAIF-backed Kigali water project wins Water Deal of the Year award

In an online vote of water industry professionals from across the world, the 2018 World Water Summit, “Water Deal of the Year Award” went to Kigali Water Limited (KWL).

PIDG – Evolving to deliver greater development impact

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s parent company, The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is changing. A new governance structure will formalise and embed collaborative working between EAIF and all of PIDG’s companies. Our combined offer allows us to invest at different stages of the development cycle, bringing more projects from concept to reality in the… Read more »

EAIF raises US$385 million in new debt financing to drive five-year business plan

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Investec Asset Management (IAM), today announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising US$385million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.  The new funds will be used over the next five years to continue EAIF’s core strategy of mobilising private sector capital… Read more »

EAIF project wins IJGlobal African Water Deal of the Year award

In Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali Water Limited (KWL), is to build the first bulk surface water supply public private partnership in sub-Saharan Africa.

EAIF is in the news

View a selection of recent international coverage of our support for Akuo Energy’s 50MW solar farm at Kita in Mali.

A year of firsts for EAIF

Strong performance, new countries and new sectors make 2017 year of success for the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

Prestigious Thomson Reuters award for Madagascar airport infrastructure project backed by EAIF

Project Finance International, the prestigious Thomson Reuters global infrastructure magazine, has awarded its Middle East and Africa region 2017 Transport Deal of the Year Award to Ravinala Airports. In 2017, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) loaned the company €25 million, over a 16-year term, in support of a €215 million project to upgrade and… Read more »