Even before COVID-19, African countries faced a massive investment gap in infrastructure. Now, as countries look to mobilize domestic resources and attract foreign capital in response to the crisis, infrastructure investments can still be a crucial lifeline. Infrastructure projects have high multiplier effects: creating jobs, spurring innovation in information and communications technology (ICT), and often tying into efforts to shore up health and sanitation initiatives.
The Africa Center had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Alain Ebobissé, CEO of the Africa50 infrastructure fund, for an interview covering the role of infrastructure investment in post-COVID recovery, Africa50’s own efforts to support African markets during this period, and reasons for optimism in light of African digitization efforts. Click the link below to watch the full interview, moderated by Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby.