Energy & Infrastructure



  1. Renewable Energy Projects: There was a growing focus on renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power. Governments and private investors were increasingly investing in projects to harness Africa’s abundant renewable energy resources.
  2. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): Governments in the region were actively promoting PPPs to fund and develop infrastructure projects. These partnerships helped attract private sector expertise and funding to address infrastructure gaps.
  3. Road and Rail Infrastructure: Investment in road and rail infrastructure was on the rise to improve connectivity and facilitate trade within the region. Several projects aimed to enhance transportation networks and reduce logistical challenges.
  4. Port Development: Ports played a crucial role in facilitating international trade, and investments were being made to modernize and expand existing ports or construct new ones to accommodate larger cargo volumes and improve efficiency.
  5. Digital Infrastructure: digital infrastructure investment in East and Southern Africa was gaining momentum due to the region’s increasing adoption of digital technologies.
  6. Energy Access and Rural Electrification: Efforts were being made to improve energy access in rural areas through Mini-Grids and off-grid solutions, bringing electricity to underserved communities.
  7. Private Equity Investment: Private equity firms were increasingly showing interest in the region’s energy and infrastructure sectors, seeking opportunities for investment and long-term growth.
  8. Sustainable and Green Investments: There was a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability and environmental impact. Investors were showing interest in projects that had positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials.

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Recent Trends on Energy and Infrastructure in the Region