Roundtable 1

Building the Right Infrastructure for Tomorrow


In Sub-Saharan Africa only 35 percent of the population has access to electricity. Road density has declined in the region over the past 20 years, and 23 percent of the population still lacks access to safe water. 

With participation from over 150 delegates and 27 Anglophone and Lusophone Sub-Saharan African countries, the Cape Town roundtable—first of the two events to be held in the region—will offer insights, new ideas, and solution-focused tools to help drive improved governance of infrastructure and enable countries to move closer to meeting their infrastructure deficits.  


This Roundtable will:

  • Bring together high-level decision-makers to set the direction for how Africa can boost its infrastructure pipeline through better governance.
  • Ensure that senior African officials, reputable business partners and sector experts meet and share knowledge about concrete cases and what works
  • Make ready-to-use tools available—unfold available standards and tools and develop specific demand-driven knowledge products that build on what is needed going forward.

More detailed information can be found in the PRELIMINARY AGENDA.



This first roundtable is a joint effort of the South African government and the DBSA as well as the ADB, AfDB, ALSF, GIH, KAS, NEPAD, OECDPPIAF and the World Bank Group.