The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) was established as the first company within the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Managed by Ninety One, we provide long-term commercial debt to deliver inclusive and impactful infrastructure projects in Africa.
EAIF mainly supports private sector infrastructure projects to create new or expand existing facilities. We welcome enquiries from companies in Africa and worldwide that want to grow their businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and share our commitment to the continent and its peoples. Enquiries are also welcome from financial advisers and specialist consultants.
Martijn Proos featured in a docuseries which reviewed EAIF and Metito’s Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project in Rwanda. Martijn attributed the project’s success to the accommodating legal and regulatory framework created by the Rwandan government, as well as to the US$6.25 million PIDG Technical Assistance provided in Viability Gap Funding, which was “an essential part… Read more »
Tom Collins reported on the potential for private investment to close Africa’s water infrastructure supply gap. In the article, Martijn Proos said it was important that African governments create the right legal and regulatory frameworks to enable more water PPPs on the continent. He expressed his optimism that we will witness more private sector participation… Read more »
Paromita Chatterjee featured in an article by Clara Amorim, a reporter at Uxolo, on the feasibility for scaling hydropower IPPs in sub-Saharan Africa. Paromita explained the success of the Singrobo-Ahouaty project in detail, including how they allayed hydrology, currency, political and payment risk. She also advocated small, run-of-river hydropower projects as a way to provide… Read more »
“EAIF rapidly moving towards green energy loan portfolio of 1000MW” The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund – a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company – announced on 10th June that it is lending €30 million to support the construction of a new €232 million, 46MW, biomass power station in Cote D’Ivoire. Located at Ayebo, 100km east… Read more »