EAIF commits $33 million to Raxio Group in vital boost to Africa’s nascent data markets

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has committed a $33 million sustainability-linked debt facility to Raxio Group, a leading pan-African data centre developer and operator. The funding enables the design, construction, operation, and management of a series of high-impact data centres in seven countries across sub-Saharan Africa. EAIF… Read more »

Opinion | Gender-smart infrastructure must be delivered at scale

In an op-ed for fDi Intelligence, Sinenhlanhla (Sine) Zulu, Investment Specialist at The Private Infrastructure Development Group company, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, advocates for gender-smart approaches to infrastructure design and urban planning.

Kigali PPP Docuseries

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 »

African Business Magazine: Should private companies play a role in Africa’s water sector?

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 »

Uxolo: Singrobo-Ahouaty: A small hydro IPP ripple effect in sub-Saharan Africa?

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 commits €25 million to 44MW hydropower plant in Côte d’Ivoire

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), today announced a €25 million finance facility to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE), which will build a 44MW hydro electricity generation plant on the Bandama River near the village of Singrobo in Côte d’Ivoire. EAIF’s long-term financing package enables IHE to achieve financial close… Read more »