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USAIDís Africa Infrastructure Program offers support to help advance viable projects. The program assists African governments and their project development partners in overcoming barriers and reaching financial closure.

Reliable and cost-competitive electricity is a fundamental requirement for sustainable development, growth, employment, and eventually social and political stability. To help Africa surmount its large deficits in the supply and transmission of electricity, The United States Agency for International Develop (USAID) has created the Africa Infrastructure Program (AIP). Launched in September 2008, this program helps create an enabling environment for commercially viable and environmentally sound electricity projects. AIP provides assistance to projects to overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching financial closure and getting built. AIP accomplishes this by funding the services of power sector experts in the various disciplines required to create this favorable environment and structure to make bankable projects viable.

AIP provides capacity-building and late-stage transactional support services on clean and conventional energy projects to regional economic communities, host country governments, and private project developers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa Infrastructure Program Projects
Africa Infrastructure
Program Projects

Facilitating Investment in Clean Energy Electricity Infrastructure
Facilitating Investment in Clean Energy Electricity Infrastructure

Featured Projects
Capacity Building Capacity Building Support for the Lake Turkana Wind Project
Kenya's power sector is heavily dependent on hydropower, which is vulnerable to declining rainfall. View Details

Gas Flaring Reduction Nigerian Gas-Flaring Reduction
AIP focuses on gas-flaring reduction through the Nigeria Energy & Climate Change (NECC) initiative that will channel reprocessed gas to power plants onshore. View Details

capacity building Virtual Working Group
AIP has several communication and training programs, a key one is the co-sponsoring the Virtual Working Group, an innovative series of video conferences to bring together the key players in African power development. View Details