1. Introduction

This survey follows from a recent CEO round-table discussion I hosted, where six leaders of the African private infrastructure space set out their vision for scaling quality infrastructure in Africa.  They includes Samaila Zubairu (CEO, AFC), Kim Fejfer (CEO Managing Partner, A.P. Moller Capital), Andrew Johnstone (Founder & Managing Partner, Climate Fund Managers), Mohan Vivekanandan (Group Executive, DBSA), Oliver Andrews (Founder & CEO, Tocam Capital), and Martin Kavanagh (Partner and Co-Head Infrastructure, Herbert Smith Freehills).

The full recording and article can be accessed at www.afida-africa.org
 
This survey seeks your input on the themes they proposed for scaling quality infrastructure in Africa.
 
There is a challenge (see Q.6) to come-up with a catchy acronym and inspire the way forward in this mission for sustainable infrastructure for all in Africa.  There is a bottle of 15 year old Macallan's Scotch Whiskey to be won.  This is explained below.  
 
We would like all stakeholders from the African Infrastructure to sector engage, so please do fill in this survey.  The survey is anonymous, except if you wish to win the bottle of  Macallan's!
 
Wish you all the very Best.
 
Vivek Mittal
CEO
vivek.mittal@afida-africa.org
 
A bit about AfIDA: We are a non-profit voice of the private infrastructure sector in Africa.  Founded by some of the most prominent and active developers, financiers and investors of the private sector, our mission to advocate and promote cooperation between the private and public sector for scaling better infrastructure.  We engage with all stakeholders, and never promote any one company, institution or investment.  Your input goes to inform our mission.

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* 1. Does African Infrastructure offer a good Risk Return balance for the Private Sector?

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* 2. Does African Infrastructure offer good Risk Return balance to the Public Sector?

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* 3. Which three African infrastructure sectors are you most active in? (answer min. 1)

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* 4. Which three African countries are you most active in? (answer min. 1)

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* 5. Which three African countries are you most concerned about? (answer min. 1)

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* 6. Which of the following factors contribute to the attractiveness of Private Sector in the African country you are most active in? (answer min. 5)

  TRUE SOMEWHAT TRUE FALSE N/A
Low Risk
High Return
Predictable long term cash flow in hard currency
Abundant high quality risk mitigation instruments 
Clear and Transparent project award process
Strong and independent regulators and Government agencies
Clear infrastructure Master Plan for the nation
Scale of available opportunities
Potential for growth

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* 7. Which of the following apply to the attractiveness of private infra for the Public Sector in the African country you are most active in? (answer all)

  TRUE SOMEWHAT TRUE FALSE N/A
Attractive Tariff
Fair risk allocation between public and private sector
Project performance
Capital diversification for the Country

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* 8. Looking forward, rate the importance of the following factors for scaling quality infrastructure gap in Africa.  Assessed to be $ 25-30 billion per annum. (answer min. 4)

  VERY IMPORTANT HELPS, BUT NOT ESSENTIAL NOT ESSENTIAL AT ALL N/A
Increasing Local Content: value-added manufacturing, and domestic financial capital, human capital
Aggregation of Risk – in terms of promoting ‘Platform’, off-take, technology, countries
Innovative Risk Mitigation – including insurance and liquidity instruments
Updating Sustainability metrics and methodologies
Revenue Certainty: Take-or Pay contracts, Fixed Tariffs, hard currency
Long-Term economic and infrastructure Master Plan of the Government
Clear and transparent regulatory frameworks & contracts
Strong and Independent regulatory institutions

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* 9. The CEO Vision Round-Table discussed the 'ALARM' strategy for scaling sustainable Infrastructure.  ALARM means:
Sustainable Infrastructure for ALL = Local content + Aggregation+ Risk Mitigation. 
Please propose a better Acronym for a chance to win a 15 year Bottle of Macallan’s Scotch Whiskey or a donation of $ 200 towards your favourite Charity in Africa.  (I will be in touch, if yours is the winning entry).

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* 12. Would you like to be invited to an AfIDA event?

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* 13. Would you like to become an AfIDA member.

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* 14. Contact Information

 
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