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Press Release: The Ai African Infrastructure Co-Investment Platform partners the PPI on investments in Africa

Durban, Nairobi, Lagos, New York, San Francisco; 2 May 2017: Africa investor (Ai), the leading Pan-African platform for African institutional investors and the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI), a global organization for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations and commercial asset managers, today announced that the PPI Infrastructure Working Group (PPI-IWG) have partnered…

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Durban, South Africa, 5 May 2017: The Ai African Project Developers’ Forum (APDF), a group of over 200 infrastructure project developers working in Africa; announced the launch of its Project Development Finance and Investment Benchmark – I4PD Benchmark – at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit on 3 May in Durban, South Africa. The I4PD Benchmark is an initiative of the APDF with technical support from Africa investor (Ai) Capital and the Global Clearing House for Development Finance (GlobalDF). This new project development industry-led instrument, is designed to provide a global economic comparative benchmark of key industry project development practices and requirements that underpin the development of investable medium to large infrastructure projects focused on Africa. Armed with these insights, public and private sector decision makers can accelerate the mobilization of private capital to increase the development and number of investable African infrastructure projects. The I4PD Benchmark is a result of calls from CEOs at last year’s African Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit to publish a standard toolkit for private and public sector leaders on project development fees, costs, best practices and standardised documents used by project developers worldwide. Such a benchmark would be used as a tool for lenders and governments alike, as they evaluate commercial relationships and unknowns in the negotiations that often protract and significantly delay projects under development on the content. Leaders from the 200-strong APDF, infrastructure investors, and infrastructure-focused private and public sector entities participated in the process and development that founded the Benchmark. The APDF will be instituting an annual review and consultation process on the I4PD Benchmark, encompassing the full range of project development issues and solutions, as the basis for the sharing of best practices and collaboration on their enhancement. This process will be designed to enable and increase the participation of the private sector in the development of critical infrastructure projects in Africa as well as enable the greater engagement of new classes of long term institutional investors, such as pension and sovereign funds and insurance companies. To download a copy of the full report, please visit: www.aidevelopersforum.com About the Ai African Project Developers Forum (APDF) – www.aidevelopersforum.com Launched at the Ai Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, the APDF is a pan-African network of over 200 infrastructure project developers and early-stage financiers that share and publish thought leadership, promote best practices, discuss co-development opportunities, and seek to improve the business environment for project developers and financiers in Africa. About Africa investor (Ai) – www.africainvestor.com Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on infrastructure investments and strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international news stand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, runs an awards franchise of annual Ai CEO Institutional Investor Summits and events and hosts the Ai African Infrastructure Project Developers Forum. About GlobalDF – www.globalclearinghouse.org The Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance (“GlobalDF”) is a non-profit organization committed to mobilizing the private sector for development, advancing economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction, and the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”). GlobalDF develops concrete management techniques, financial structures, training materials, enabling-communication and knowledge tools that increase the capacity of government officials, development agencies, and the private sector to collaborate effectively in creating business-enabling environments, including the identifying, developing, and financing of infrastructure and other productive projects critical to development.

Durban, South Africa, 5 May 2017: The Ai African Project Developers’ Forum (APDF), a group of over 200 infrastructure project developers working in Africa; announced the launch of its Project Development Finance and Investment Benchmark – I4PD Benchmark – at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit on 3 May in Durban, South Africa. The…

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Presidents of Senegal and Mauritius headline the CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit in Durban

Durban, May 5, 2017: Africa investor (Ai), the international investment and communications group, and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure fund, in partnership with the African Development Bank, co-hosted the third Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on May 3 in Durban, South Africa. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, and Macky Sall, President of Senegal, were the…

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Africa investor to convene CEOs and investment leaders at the Ai Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Summit, 2nd May 2017 – in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa; 27 January 2017: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, confirms they will be hosting their annual market leading Ai African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Summit in South Africa. This annual event is a high-level platform for African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund (SWF & PF) investment leaders to…

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African Project Developer Awards 2016 presented by Africa investor in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa; 9 May 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the winners of the second annual Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016. These first-of-their-kind Awards are designed to reward and showcase excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a growing pan-African and global infrastructure investment and…

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Africa investor Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit and Awards engages pension and sovereign funds

Johannesburg, South Africa; 10 May 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today successfully closed the 9th Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure and Sovereign Investment Summit and Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit gathered and engaged over 200 leaders, with discussions focusing on mobilising institutional investment for African infrastructure as…

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African Project Developers Leaders’ Summit grows Ai Developers Network at Summit in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa; 9 May 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that the Ai CEO African Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, held in association with IFC InfraVentures, convened over 200 project developer CEOs as part of the Ai Project Developers Network initiative in Johannesburg today. The Ai African Project…

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African Infrastructure Investment Awards 2016 shortlist announced by Africa investor

Johannesburg, South Africa; 15 April 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, has today announced the shortlist for its 9th prestigious Africa investor (Ai) Infrastructure Investment Awards 2016. The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a unique platform for infrastructure investors and governments in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sector to gauge and compare…

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Africa investor announces shortlist for second annual Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa; 6 April 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards 2016. Now in their second year, these first-of-their-kind Awards are designed to reward and showcase excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a growing…

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