#NEPAD Rail Webinar: Raila Odinga, Joe Ghartey, Others to Address African High Speed Rail Project

African Union Infrastructure envoy, Hon Raila Odinga, Ghana’s Railway Minister , Joe Ghartey and other infrastructure leaders are scheduled to brainstorm on African High Speed Rail Project and railway development on the African continent at a webinar scheduled for July 29th.

According to feelers from NEPAD agency, the development organ of the African Union, speakers for the virtual event are drawn from both public and private sectors to discuss post- pandemic recovery for African Railway and specifically to consider options to take African High Speed Rail project to the next level.

Hon Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railway Development, Ghana

Lead speakers at the event include :

1.Dr. Cheikh Bedda, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, AUC
****Overview of Infrastructure Project in Africa

2 M. Adama Deen: Advisor to AUDA-NEPAD” CEO and Head of High-Speed Train Project.

****Overview of African High-Speed Railway Project

3 M.Hanief Ebrahim: Head Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative, Presidency of South Africa

******** National readiness Strategy (NRS) for HST Project in South Africa

4 M.Robert Kalombo: Director of railways : Ministry of Work and Transport Namibia :TBC


7 Engr Rowland Ataguba,
Principal Consultant/MD,
Bethlehem Rail Infrastructure Limited,
London, UK
****Options and Conditions to Fast track African High-Speed Railway Projects.

********* National readiness Strategy (NRS) for HST Project in Namibia

5. Ms Mesela Nhlapo
Executive Secretary, South African Railroad Association,
South Africa
****The Place of Private Sector in African Speed Railway Projects.

Ibrahim Maiyaki, Nepad Chief

It was learnt that Olawale Rasheed of the African Railway Roundtable, will moderate the virtual event.

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