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

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 »

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund leads and closes financing of €78 million 50MW in Akuo Energy’s solar plant in Mali

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and Akuo Energy, the leading French green IPP, today announce the signing of financing of the Akuo Kita Solar power plant, to be built at Kita in southern Mali.

EAIF backs power station refinancing in Mozambique

One of Mozambique’s newest and strategically most important power stations has been refinanced with the support of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF).

Emilio Cattaneo promotes EAIF model at global legal firm’s London infrastructure finance conference

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo, was one of four panel speakers at a conference held by the worldwide legal practice, DLA Piper, jointly with risk advisory specialists FTI Consulting, in London on 29th November.

Clean, safe, reliable water for up to 500,000 Rwandans

Clean, safe, reliable water for up to 500,000 Rwandans as Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund backs private sector water supply project in capital city.

Planet Earth Institute meeting hears about EAIF’s energy infrastructure track record

In late October 2017, EAIF’s Executive Director, Emilio Cattaneo and Roland Janssens, a director at EAIF’s fund manager, Investec Asset Management, participated at an Africa Breakfast Club meeting in London, organised by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). During an open forum session, moderated by PEI’s chair, Lord (Paul) Boateng* (pictured above with Emilio Cattaneo), EAIF’s representatives explained… Read more »

Lender to Tororo solar north farm says Uganda’s renewable energy policies “African power success story.”

The Chairman of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, has praised Uganda’s commitment to developing renewable energy. In a syndicate led by the Dutch development finance bank, FMO, EAIF and FMO loaned US$14.7 million to Building Energy, the developers and operators of the US$19.6 million Tororo… Read more »

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and FMO provide US$29.3 million to refinance the Bugoye hydro-electric power station in Uganda

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and FMO, the Dutch development bank, are jointly lending US$29.3 million of Senior Debt with a 12-year term to refinance the 13MW Bugoye hydro-electric power plant in Western Uganda. The plant, which has 98% availability, has been producing electricity since 2008.

EAIF backs upgrades and expansion at two Madagascar airports.

First airport infrastructure project for EAIF “A step change for Madagascar’s economic development drive”, says EAIF chairman

Life-changing infrastructure helps 31m people in Africa and Asia

The Private Infrastructure Development Group opened up access to life-changing infrastructure designed to boost economies and combat poverty for 31 million people, last year.

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund announces first project in Mali

The private sector Malian power plant operator, Albatros Energie Mali (AEM), is to build a 90MW HFO-fueled power station in the Kayes region of the country, adding 30% to Mali’s effective base load electricity capacity.