25 - 26 June, 2019
HYATT REGENCY, DAR ES SALAAM, THE KILIMANJARO, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s opening remarks

Trans-African Highway: Updates and business opportunities
A 60,000km roads’ network, made of 9 main highways crossing the continent is a major need for improving Africa trading power

9:00 am - 9:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: The US$1.3 billion Kampala-Jinja Expressway project connecting Kenya’s port of Mombasa, through Uganda and the DRC, as well as Rwanda and Burundi.

What are the economic benefits of promoting interconnectivity among these countries, and which new routes will it promote?
  • Improving roads condition, efficiency, and connectivity among cities by increasing maintenance, constructing 60 new bridges, interchanges and widening roadways.
  • Understanding the economic value of the project and the current challenges
  • How does this help to reinforce the importance of reducing bureaucracy and promote free trade

Bizumuremyi Damascene

Head of Transport Planning and Operations, Rwanda Transport Development Agency
Rwanda Transport Development Agency

Public-Private Partnership
Foreign direct investments have grown over the past decade with a breakneck annual growth rate of 40% (McKinsey, 2017)

9:30 am - 10:00 am KEY STAKEHOLDERS PANEL DISCUSSION: How is Africa opening up to this new business model? Public-Private Partnership is now becoming a major trend in the continent. For this reason, it is essential to understand its implications and dynamics

  • Getting insights into the new legislations, rules and agreement terms
  • What is stopping the PPP framework of the African governments to concretely initiate the projects?
  • Does the PPP model require new experts and a higher level of knowledge during the contracting phase?
  • Discussing on the efficiency of PPP.
  • Emphasising the importance of intergovernmental cooperation

Anne Kabagambe

Executive Director
World Bank Uganda

Dr. Yamungu Kayandabile

Deputy Governor Economic & Financial Policies
Bank of Tanzania

H.E. Dr. Hesham Arafat

EX Honourable Minister of Transport
Ministry of Transport, Egypt

Mr. Pierre Dimba

General Manager
Road Management Agency, AGEROUTE Ivory Coast

10:00 am - 10:30 am RWANDA CASE STUDY: Rehabilitation and widening of the Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road works in the eastern province of the country

  • Benefits of the partnership. How does the project align with banks’ priorities?
  • Challenges of this type of financing method
  • Actual stage of the project and future vision. Is there any other business opportunity for foreign investors?

Morning break and networking


10:30 am - 12:30 pm Roads Security from increasing maintenance, to using new materials and implementing new technologies


10:30 am - 12:30 pm Inland roads development ensuring easy access to villages and smaller towns


10:30 am - 12:30 pm National connectivity development and modernisation of the roads’ network


10:30 am - 12:30 pm The upstream side evaluating the importance of the research, design and planning stage


10:30 am - 12:30 pm Economic development investments required, business opportunities and future plans

The New Silk Road Project
Enhancing global connectivity and the importance of Egypt on connecting the European Continent with Asia

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Discussing Egypt’s 2030 transportation plan and the future vision for the country

By 2030 the purchasing power parity of Egypt is expected to grow up to US$ 2.049 trillion
  • The importance of developing and increasing the capability of the transportation sector and how the New Silk Road Project affects Egypt vision
  • The need to integrate new technologies with experienced human capital
  • Exploring the future business opportunities: from PPP, to contractors and suppliers. Why is it essential to reinforce foreign relationships?
  • Multi-modal approach, how will this affect the countries economy in the next 5 years?
Samy Farag, Head of Implementation & District Sector General Authority for Roads at Bridges & Land Transportatio, Egypt

Samy Farag

Head of Implementation & District Sector General Authority for Roads
Bridges & Land Transportatio, Egypt

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch

One Belt One Road
Identifying future business opportunities, understanding the challenges and the new trade routes, while gaining
updates on the main projects

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm KEY STAKEHOLDERS PANEL DISCUSSION: Overview of the US$900 billion Chinese project

How will this shape new commercial routes, promote connectivity, incentivise free trades, boost modernisation in the transportation sector and reinforce the importance of a multi-model approach across Africa?
  • Latest updates on some projects under the OBOR: Ethiopia and Mozambique gaining the first benefits.
  • Understanding the market size and potential by highlighting the business opportunities for foreign investments
  • Establishing free trade areas and multilateral financial cooperation
Aden Mowlid, Director General at Djibouti Ports Authority

Aden Mowlid

Director General
Djibouti Ports Authority

West Africa
Insights into the main roads, highways and bridges construction plans

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm GHANA: Expansion, implementation, construction and modernisation or transportation projects accounting for US$ 11 billion.

How can Ghana increase its GDP by improving the roads’ network?
  • Evaluation of the current situation by considering two main projects: Tema Motorway Grade Separation Project and the revitalisation of the current road network of a substantial part of the country
  • Setting new standards in order to reduce future maintains costs
  • Improving the design for the rehabilitation of the National Truck Road
  • How can Ghana gain economic benefits from a smoother roads’ network?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria are among Western African countries rise for foreign business opportunities. Unpaved roads, new bridges and railways’ constructions, as well as highways expansion and implementation, West Africa represents one of the most appealing regions for future investments.

How can these be exploited?
  • New business opportunities
  • National and regional benefits arising from roads development
  • Smart exploitation of natural resources to boost the economy and gain competitive advantages
  • Discussing future projects and connectivity with the rest of the continent

Kwane Korankye Adjei

Director of Planning
Ghana Highways Authority

Rachid Benmessaoud

Country Director
The World Bank, Nigeria

Mr. Pierre Dimba

General Manager
Road Management Agency, AGEROUTE Ivory Coast

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Head of Planning and Finance
FER Ivory Coast

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Integrated Road Safety in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana.

How is Ghana increasing, ensuring and promoting roads safety?
Eng. May Obiri-Yeboah, Executive Director at Ghana Road Safety Commission, Ghana

Eng. May Obiri-Yeboah

Executive Director
Ghana Road Safety Commission, Ghana

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm End of conference