Workshop: Sustainable Infrastructure in Africa – Peer-Learning and Business Development


Background and Objectives

Sustainable infrastructure development is recognized as a key driver to realizing both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. To reap this development potential of sustainable infrastructure projects, global stakeholders from the private, financial and public sectors need to join forces – to plan, finance, build, and operate infrastructure that meets the social, environmental and financial bottom line.

There exists a vast potential for trilateral development cooperation between China and Germany in Africa. In addition there is potential for business cooperation between Chinese, German and African countries’ businesses and infrastructure players for sustainable, quality infrastructure.

This event provides an opportunity to build partnerships for the African sustainable infrastructure market. It brings together project developers, contractors, and financiers – accompanied by representatives from the public sector, think tanks, and civil society – to share lessons learned in developing sustainable, quality infrastructure and to forge new business partnerships.


The workshop will be organized in two parts. Please find a full agenda here (PDF).

1st Leg: 2-day Workshop and Study Trip, 14-15 March 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Company Presentations on Sustainability Strategies with Q&A
  • Navigating Existing Sustainable Infrastructure Tools
  • Business Meeting Development

2nd Leg: Delegation Meetings and Global Solutions Summit Side-Event, 18-19 March
2019, Berlin, Germany

  • Panel Discussion: Trilateral and Business Cooperation
  • B2B Business Development
  • “Sustainable Infrastructure – from G20 Global Vision to Local Implementation” – Official Side-Event to the Global Solutions Summit