Emilio Cattaneo, Executive Director, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and Alex Katon, Executive Director, InfraCo Africa

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) encourages and mobilises private investment in infrastructure in the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa, south and south-east Asia, to help promote economic development and combat poverty. Since 2002, PIDG has supported 133 infrastructure projects to financial close and provided 265 million people with access to new or improved infrastructure. PIDG is a multilateral organisation, funded by donors from seven countries (UK, Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany) and the World Bank Group.

Africa is a key region for PIDG. We are therefore pleased to welcome speakers from two PIDG operating companies, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and InfraCo Africa.