The East and Central African Region have a huge infrastructure deficit that has been compounded with the rapid rate of urbanisation and reducing municipal financing capacity. The strain on the infrastructure budget has limited municipal financing to operations and maintenance of the current infrastructure stock. The rapid urbanisation therefore calls for more capital investments to enhance livability,efficiency and productivity of regional cities.
The forum presents unique opportunities to all cities in the region (capital and secondary cities) to identify at least three priority infrastructure projects to be presented to invited Development Finance Institutions and international investors. Such projects will include;
- Renewable Energy ( Solar & Waste Energy)
- Market Development etc
All these will be arranged in the Forum Business event under the Business match making session.
Therefore the forum expects at least up to 120 projects to be presented. A business catalogue will be prepared to enhance project marketing.
The Forum has also extended the opportunity to the various private sector investors in the region under their national Chambers of Commerce and Private Sector Foundations to present viable Private Sector Projects in the Business match making session.