Africa investor, a leading international investment research and communication group, today announced the shortlist for the 2009 Africa investor Infrastructure Awards.
The Awards reward and recognise the performance of investors, stakeholders, developers, contractors, and regulators in Africaâ€™s fast-growing infrastructure sectors.
The Awards ceremony will take place the evening of the 21 October 2009 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa, during the the Ai Infrastructure Projects Summit, followed by a joint Africa investor-UNEP FI cocktail function in recognition of the winners.
The Awards are designed to highlight and profile exceptional business practices and economic achievements across the infrastructure spectrum in Africa. They recognise innovative projects
and reward the personalities driving transactions and improving the continents infrastructure investment climate. The Awards have attracted an influx of entries, with the majority of categories being oversubscribed. See below for the full shortlist.
Commenting on the Awards, Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman, Africa investor, said: â€œInfrastructure investment is critical to facilitating economic integration and social development across the continent. We are therefore delighted to recognise the institutions and leaders from business and government driving that change.â€
The Awards will coincide with the Africa investor CEO Forum on Infrastructure, Energy & Clean Tech Projects. The Summit will facilitate bankable infrastructure investment project pitches from developers and sponsors, meetings with investors and dialogue with infrastructure regulators on specific projects. It will also focus on developments in energy and clean technology projects and look at the priorities identified by UNEP FI and other entities to mobilise the skills and resources of the banking, investment and insurance sectors behind an effective, efficient and equitable global deal on climate change that will be tabled at COP15 in Copenhagen.