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The agenda for the 4th Africa Road Infrastructure & Investment congress 2019 (ARIIC) is currently being researched and a draft viewing will be made available in the coming weeks. 

If you feel you can add value to the research and/or wish to participate in the conference programme please contact Claire Volkwyn via email on

PPP workshop

September 09, 2019

  • Understanding PPPs and their role in delivering infrastructure services

  • PPP models

  • Understanding risk and risk allocation

  • The project cycle and procurement

  • Legal frameworks and contracting

  • PPP structures and financial modelling

Course presenters:

  • Andre Kruger, Programme Manager, Nepad Business Foundation, South Africa

  • Mary Chege, Managing Partner, EMSI & Associates, Kenya

18:00            Networking drinks

Venue to be confirmed


September 10, 2019

* Denotes invited


Keynote session



09:00           Welcome address

Julius Korir, Principal Secretary State Department of Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya



09:15            Opening Keynote 

James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary , Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya


09:45            Panel:  Boosting investment into transport infrastructure

  • Amos Mawara, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Zimbabwe

  • Julius Korir, Principal Secretary State Department of Infrastructure, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

  • Jacob Ruwa, CEO, Kenya Roads Board, Kenya

  • David Hammond, Deputy CE, Highway Authority of Ghana, Ghana*

  • Rauna-Nelad Hanghuwo, Executive Officer Engineering Services, Roads Authority Namibia, Namibia


10:30            Morning Coffee


The necessity of the right sectoral framework



11:45           Case study: The right sectoral framework lays a solid foundation for your project

Chris Appia, Transport Planning, Engineering, Facilitation & Policy, ECOWAS


12:30           Panel discussion: The importance of the right foundation upon which to build your transport sector

  • Regulation

  • Legislation

  • Road planning and maintenance

  • National road development plans



•    Rashid Mohammed, Secretary General, Road Maintenance Association, Ethiopia

•    Arnold Masawki, Engineer, Tanzanian Roads Agency, Tanzania*

•    Mercy Wairua, Legal Counsel, Mota-Engil Africa, South Africa

•    Judith A.M. Nyakawa, Acting Director, PPP Unit, The National Treasury & Planning,  Republic of Kenya

•    Snowden Mmadi, Infrastructure Expert, COMESA, Botswana


13:45            Networking Lunch


Traditional financing models



15:00            Panel discussion: Having skin in the game

  • Project finance

  • Multilateral and donor opportunities

  • Risk mitigation for public and private participants



•    Hoda Moustafa, Head of Africa, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Senegal
•    Mark Dimmer, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Kenya
•    Gabriel Negatu, Director General, Eastern Africa Regional Hub, African Development Bank*
•    Romain Py, Investment Director, AIIM, South Africa
•    Stephen Mogere, Infrastructure Expert, JICA Kenya Office, Kenya
•    Morgan Pillay, Senior Infrastructure Finance Expert, GIZ, South Africa*
•    Zhu Zhongliang, Counsellor in the Chinese Mission to the African Union, Ethiopia*



15:45            Case study: Risks linked to the project cycle and how they can be mitigated

  David Niyonsenga, PIDA Infrastructure Expert, NEPAD



16:05             Fireside chat: 

              James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary , Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

18:00             Networking function


September 11, 2019

*Denotes invited


Alternative finance



09:00            Case study: Nigeria’s tax credit scheme for road development

Emeka Agbasi, Director and Head, PPP and Asset management, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Nigeria


09:30           Panel discussion: Operating outside the box

  • Special purpose vehicles

  • Pension funds

  • Public bonds

  • Export credit facilities



•    William Lloyd George, PIDA*

•    Ed Harkins, CEO, GKB Ventures, United Kingdom

•    Daphine Muzawazi, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Regional Integration and Trade, AUDA-NEPAD*
•    Mamady Souare, Manager for the Regional Integration Operations, Regional Development and Regional Integration, African Development Bank*




11:00            Morning refreshment break


Project and Development lifecycle



11:45           Having all the right eggs in your basket – considerations before embarking on a new road development project

Michael M. Odongo, Executive Director, Road Fund, Uganda


12:15            Panel discussion: Elements of successful project delivery

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Traffic flow and the necessity of new infrastructure

  • Material selection to improve efficiencies

  • Partner selection



•    Anthonia A. Ekpa, Director, Road Transport & Mass Transit Administration, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigeria

•    Davis Muhwezi, Transport Economist, Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda*
•    Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Trade Law Association, South Africa*


13:00           The importance of a robust, well-maintained road fund

  • Governance

  • Maintenance priorities


•    Wallece Mumba, Manager - Monitoring and Evaluation, National Road Fund Agency, Zambia*
•    Angelo Macuacua, Chairperson, Road Fund, Mozambique*
•    Bosco Nsabumuremyi, Eastern Africa Focal Group Chairman, ARMFA, Burundi
•    Ali Ipinge, Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Road Fund, Namibia*


13:45            Networking Lunch


Future-proof road infrastructure



15:30           The road to the future is paved in…

An examination of technology that will be making up the road infrastructure, not just in Africa, but across the world.

  • Solar roads

  • Wireless charging for electric vehicles


  •  Dr. Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Professor, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India*

  • ​ Scott Brusaw, Founder, Solar Roads, United States*

  •  Charity Mutunga, Director, Inchape, Kenya*                          


15:30           Closing remarks/tea/coffee

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Sponsorship and Exhibition


Graham Emeric

Tel: +27 31 813 5985

Conference Programme and Speaking Opportunities

Claire Volkwyn

Tel: +27 (0) 82 859 1753

Register as a Delegate


Peter Colemen

Tel: +44 (0) 020 8123 9920

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