|Approval Date||14 Mar 2022|
|Signature Date||13 Jul 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2024|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||22020|
This intervention concerns the first phase of the assistance to the COMESA to conduct a market analysis on a regional cloud ecosystem. It will demonstrate the bankability of a regional cloud ecosystem implementation and give rise to a more detailed feasibility study for the underlying investment project. This project will be a multipurpose multinational high-tech facility geared to improve the security and performance of IT tools and services in the North and Southern corridor. It will boost business opportunities in the region through information exchange, development of common e-government and other e -services and indirect job creation helping communities transition into the digital mainstream. Further, it will reduce the cost of doing business and enhance competitiveness through fostering regional connectivity and deepening integration on the continent. The project will aid the continent to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals by enabling access to 24/7 e services for key sectors such as Trade, Education, Health, economy, Government, Agriculture etc.
The objectives of the project are (1) to undertake market demands analyses in relation with eGov development and digital platforms emergence (for e-commerce purposes, for instance) across the region, (2) to conduct a market study (financial and economic) (with a cost-benefit analysis – ROI/EVA) assessment as well as detailed business plan including some relevant ratios (FNPV, ENPV, FIRR and EIRR) and (3) to assess the digital ecosystem (governance, data protection, regional dispute settlements, PPP environment, etc.) in order to promote cross-border data and financial flows.
The main beneficiaries of this assistance are governments of the member countries of East and Southern Africa (COMESA member states).
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility
|Last Update||03 Dec 2022|
|Name||OMAR ELMI Samatar|