Aligning Profitability With Development
Africa50 was established by African governments and the African Development Bank to help bridge Africa’s infrastructure funding gap by facilitating project development, mobilizing public and private sector finance, and investing in infrastructure on the continent. Africa50 focuses on medium- to large-scale projects that have a significant development impact and that provide an appropriate risk-adjusted return to investors.
Africa50 Impact Series
Impact is at the core of Africa50's investment decisions and with over 20 projects in just the last 6 years, valued at over $6.6 billion dollars, Africa50 is actively bringing sustainable development to people on the continent. These stories will take you to some of our unique projects across Africa while discussing matters that are key to delivering sustainable infrastructure in Africa.
Vincent Le Guennou: The push to close Africa’s infrastructure funding gap
The Republic of Mozambique becomes Africa50’s 35th shareholder
An African First: Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund Achieves First Close, Securing $222.5 Million Primarily from African Institutional Investors
Africa50 and AMEA Power to co-develop and invest in solar plant projects across 5 African countries
Africa50 Impact Series
The Africa50 Impact Series will put a spotlight some of Africa50’s impactful projects on the continent while leading the conversation on key themes such as Bankability, Risk Mitigation, Transmission Lines, ICT, as well as Regional Trade. Click here to watch the Impact Series videos.
Our ESG Commitments
By investing in infrastructure, Africa50 aims to promote sustainable economic growth and job creation and to improve the lives of people on the continent, while preserving natural resources for future generations and creating value for shareholders. We believe that a strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) proposition creates value by laying the foundation for sustainable investing, continued government and community support, and access to investment capital and world-class partners, which will better position Africa50 for long-term profitability and impact.
There is an urgent need to close Africa's infrastructure financing gap of $68-108 billion a year to support the continent's accelerated growth and development. Africa50 is working with several partners, including national governments, project developers and development finance institutions, to mobilize private sector investments for bankable infrastructure projects.
We are committed to bring infrastructure projects to financial close and commercial operations as quickly as possible for greater impact. Accelerating the delivery of infrastructure helps create a virtuous circle: investors get a fair return and citizens get services and access to opportunities, while governments can highlight their success to attract additional investment.