The Reference Group on Infrastructure meeting scheduled on 24-25 April 2017

The Reference Group on Infrastructure meeting scheduled on 24-25 April 2017

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

In the run-up to the 5th Africa-EU Summit, the European Commission in partnership with the African Union Commission is convening the meeting of the Reference Group on Infrastructure (RGI) on 24 and 25 of April, at The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.

The Reference Group on Infrastructure (RGI), which is mandated under the Joint Africa-EU Strategy to steer strategic Infrastructure policy orientations and cross sectoral coordination, aims to address the cooperation challenges and priorities arising from the Agenda 2030, the African Agenda 2063 and the proposed 2017 New European Consensus on Development through the lenses of energy, transport, water & sanitation and ICT.

The key objective of the RGI meeting is to develop the 2018-2020 strategic infrastructure roadmap that best responds to the challenges of job creation, investment & economic development, governance, urbanisation, resilience & climate change.

The meeting aims to bring together both African and European partners: the European and African Union Commissions, Members States of Africa and the EU, European and International Financing Institutions, African Regional Economic Communities and Sectoral/Thematic Institutions.

The event will be organised through both plenary and specific sectoral break-out groups in the energy, transport, water and ICT domains.

For more information on the RGI meeting:

Concept note

- Draft agendas for the plenary session and the thematic sessions on energy, transport, water and ICT.