Dr Sidi Ould Tah, President, BADEA and Solomon Quaynor, Vice President in charge of Infrastructure, Africa Development Bank will be in attendance Image Credit: Cupplied

Road and transport stakeholders in Africa will meet in Dubai as part of the 2024 Inaugural Conference of The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE, from April 17 to 21, 2024. A major event in its 9th edition, the conference aims to promote development of roads and transport in Africa, according to a media release.

The choice of Dubai is “in recognition of the extraordinary achievements made by the United Arab Emirates in this area, which can serve as a good example”, said the organizers. The United Arab Emirates is also a participant in the African Development Fund of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).

The AfDB is the major official partner of this event which started in 2016. Several other institutions working for the African continent are also expected to participate. There is notably the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) whose head office is in Saudi Arabia and the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) whose head office is in Egypt.

After Dubai, The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE will travel to Nairobi (Kenya) for its Final Conference, on the sidelines of the AfDB Annual Meetings, where the prestigious Babacar NDIAYE Trophy which rewards an African Head of State each year will be awarded.