Brickstone Africa Committed to Tackling Africa's $108b Infrastructure Gap


Sunday, November 3, 2019 02:00PM / Adapted from TheNation / Header Image by Brickstone


Brickstone Africa has reiterated its commitment to help bridge the $108 billion annual infrastructure gap in Africa. The company whose goal is to be Africa's infrastructure catalyst, has set up the Brickstone Dealcamp Series.


As part of this programme, the Project Advisory and Asset Management firm has set up a training themed Project Finance Fundamentals for Infrapreneurs


The training was designed to help, everyone developing large-scale projects, improve their knowledge of project and corporate finance principles in making deals happen.


The Brickstone Africa training for infrapreneurs and project entrepreneurs developing infrastructure projects, will hold in major African cities, including Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Accra.


The annual infrastructure deficit in Africa was estimated at $108 billion by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in its African Economic Outlook 2018.


These infrastructure needs present an investment opportunity, especially for infrapreneurs - entrepreneurs or business owners who are typically in corporate business but now want to develop a new project. Although the public sector plays a leading role in major infrastructural developments, there is still a scope for private sector involvement, especially in the housing, power and transport sectors.


Therefore, for infrapreneurs and entrepreneurs who would successfully navigate the project delivery process, there is need to develop their project finance capabilities.


Also, research has identified financial constraint and lack of requisite training as two of the main causes of delays and abandonment of project.


This partly explains why Nigeria leads the rest of Africa in the number of abandoned projects, with a survey by the Chartered Institute of Project Management of Nigeria valuing abandoned projects - with regards to the structure(s) already on ground - in the country in excess of N12 trillion.


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More About the Training

The Project Finance Fundamentals for Infrapreneurs Training will take place on the 22nd to 23rd November 2019, at Mecure, The Moorehouse, No 1 Bankole Oki Street, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria.


Key Features include:

  • A Two(2)-day coverage on the fundamentals of a full life cycle of Limited Resource Finance-based developments
  • Recognizing the key characteristics of a robust project and identify the life cycle from Pre-Bid, Contract Negotiation and Financing Stage
  • Interpreting each of the risks to determine their severity and potential impact on the transaction structure
  • Appreciate how the mechanisms in the transaction documents operate to protect the creditors and evaluate the protection provided.


Targeted Participants are:

  • Start-up and Experienced Entrepreneurs involved in Large Scale PPP or PFI projects.
  • Heads of Family Managed Enterprises, Directors and Strategic Decision makers involved in Mining, Power, Renewables, Transport Infrastructure and Modular Process Companies.
  • Corporate Bankers and Lenders involved with strategic issues in Project Finance based Developments


Fee: N170,000. To Enjoy a 5% Discount make use of the PROMO CODE: PRO2019, when registering on link HERE


You can also call 0814 990 6488 or send an email to for more information.


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Credit: Contents in this post first appeared in TheNation Newspaper

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