The Africa Road Builders – Babacar NDIAYE 2018 Trophy is placed under the High Patronage of their Excellencies MM. Paul KAGAME and Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Rwanda and President of the Republic of Senegal and qkids reviews under the sponsorship of Dr. Akinwumi ADESINA, President of the ADB Group.

The Godfather 2018:

Dr. Akinwumi ADESINA, former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was elected 8th President of the African Development Bank on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Succeeding Donald KABERUKA, of Rwanda, he officially took office on September 1, 2015 , in Abidjan.

1st highlight :

Under the forum, experts and actors of transport and roads will be on this year’s theme: « Transport and Industrial Transformation of Africa »

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The awards ceremony will take place after the 2018 winners are announced by the President of the Selection Committee, Mr. Adama WADE, Publication Director of Financial Afrik Magazine.

The Grand Prix Builder – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy will be awarded by the Sponsor, Dr. Akiniwumi ADESINA, President of the ADB Group. The Sponsor and the laureates will make speeches. Official photos will be taken.

Official dinner :

Throughout the evening, a dinner will be served to the guests

Presidents Paul KAGAME and Macky SALL nominated for the Super Prix / Grand Bâtisseur – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy from The Africa Road Builders

Casablanca, Morocco, on 20 April 2017. After several months of work, the Africa Road Builders Selection Committee decided on 18 April 2017 to designate Presidents Paul KAGAME and Macky SALL, respectively President of the Republic of Rwanda and President From the Republic of Senegal, to receive the Babacar NDIAYE Trophy Grand Prix at the prestigious ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, on the sidelines of the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank.

The Selection Committee, commissioned by the Commissariat General of The Africa Road Builders, worked on the basis of media and expert reports on issues related to roads, transport and sustainable development. The reports used, together with a survey of development journalists, cover the past five years.

SEM. Paul KAGAME was chosen for the order and cleanliness that characterize the roads of the capital Kigali. In this city the roads are not only in good condition, they are of a cleanliness which leaves no one indifferent. The Committee would like to recall that the Rwandan capital was rightly recognized by the United Nations as “the cleanest city in Africa”.

SEM. Macky SALL was chosen for projects such as the TER (Regional Express Train) and the project for the new urban center of Diamniadio, with a motorway whose form and management are already cited as an example. With the new urban pole, the TER which must circulate between the city center of Dakar and Diamniadio has all its meaning.

For each nominee, the Selection Committee welcomes ambitious and concrete projects that have a real impact on the mobility of populations. The Selection Committee appreciates the personal leadership of these two Heads of State and wishes to congratulate them very warmly for their vision and commitment to the people. Through this distinction, InboxDollars review the Selection Committee encourages Presidents Paul KAGAME and Macky SALL to do more for their respective countries and for the development of Africa.

The Chairman of the Selection Committee:

Adama WADE
Publishing Director of Financial Afrik Magazine

Theme: Transport and Industrial Transformation of Africa

  • The event

Since 2016, The Africa Road Builders – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy rewards the best road and transport initiatives in Africa. The most prestigious prize is the Grand Prix Bâtisseur – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy, which rewards the Head of State, whose country enjoys exemplary success in terms 2captcha review of roads and transport.

The Africa Road Builders – Babacar NDIAYE 2018 Trophy welcomes the African Development Bank’s (ADB) Annual Meetings for Road and Transport stakeholders in Africa. Theme: Transport and Industrial Transformation of Africa.

The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE 2018 accueille en marge des Assemblées Annuelles de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) les acteurs de la routes et des transports en Afrique, à Park Hyatt Busan, Hôtel 5 étoiles dans la ville de Busan en Corée du Sud.

  • Objectives

Promote modern and efficient roads and transport for a developed Africa. Promote greater mobility in Africa. Promote, around the road and transport, innovative services that contribute to boosting the African economy.

  • The Official 2017 – Ahmedabad 2017

Grand Prix Grand Builder – 2017 Babacar NDIAYE Trophy

  • Paul KAGAME, President of the Republic of Rwanda
  • Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal

Builder Award

  • AGEROUTE Senegal (Senegal)
  • RTDA (Rwanda)
  • OFT (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Join us !

Join the most prestigious event dedicated to road and transport in Africa. The event takes place on May 23, 2018 at Park Hyatt Busan, a 5-star hotel in the city of Busan, South Korea. After the launch under the presidency of the Honorable Minister Claver GATETE in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Contact: ACTUROUTES/ General Commissariat of The Africa Road Builders – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy: 01 BP 3378 Abidjan 01. Tel: +225 22502115 / +225 07982457. E-mail: Website: – Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire


The High Patronage of Presidents Paul KAGAME and Macky SALL

President Paul KAGAME (Rwanda) and Macky SALL (Senegal) won the Babacar NDIAYE Trophy Super Award in 2017 for their personal leadership in initiating new projects and continuing the efforts already undertaken. The Selection Committee chose the President of Rwanda, especially “for the order and cleanliness that characterize the roads of the capital, Kigali”, already classified by the United Nations as “the cleanest city in Africa”. As for the President of Senegal, he has been appointed, particularly “for major projects like the TER (Regional Express Train)”. In response to these distinctions, President Macky Sall wrote: « I am delighted that your organization, The Africa Road Builders – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy, stimulates this strategic vision of the development of our continent ».

Sponsorship of AfDB President Dr Akinwumi ADESINA

« Is there a better way to improve trade than to build a strong national transportation network and between countries and connect their markets? The new energy corridors are trade corridors, where businesses can grow and prosper together in a business-friendly environment. ». President Akinwumi ADESINA. Extract from the speech in July 2017 in Cameroon.

The inspirer: President Babacar NDIAYE (1936-2017)

President of the BAD from 1985 to 1995, President Babacar Ndiaye is the Inspirer of The Africa Road Builders – Babacar Ndiaye Trophy. His constant commitment to infrastructure and pan-Africanism led the initiators to immortalize his name. President Babacar Ndiaye personally presided over the 2016 and 2017 editions of the trophy that bears his name. At the launch of the 2nd edition in Dakar (Senegal), President Babacar Ndiaye said: « Believe in Africa, share your faith in Africa. Transforming Africa … I believe it. Because those who follow us no longer have complex. They are hooked on what is best ».


Thanks to:

Banque Africaine de Développement, TV5MONDE, ACTUROUTES, Financial Afrique, Ageroute Côte d’Ivoire, Timonn, Ministère des transports de Côte d’Ivoire, Ministère des finances Rwanda, Ministry of infrastructure of Rwanda, Ageroute Sénégal, Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA)

The Annual Meetings of the AfDB

“Energy and climate change” 23-27 mai 2016 Lusaka, Zambia

The 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (ADB) will take place from Monday May 23rd to Friday, May 27th, 2016 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.


This year the theme of the meetings is “Energy and climate change” and will focus on one of the “five priorities” of the Bank, including “Lighting Africa and energizing.” It will also make reference to the New Covenant of the Bank on energy and the main resolutions adopted at the recent UN negotiations on climate change (COP21).


The theme of the 2016 Annual Meetings aligns two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDO 7 («ensuring access for all too reliable, sustainable and modern, affordable”) and ODD 13 («take urgent action against climate change and its impacts”).


The Annual Meetings of the AfDB is the largest annual event it organizes and largest window on the world. They bring together some 5000 delegates and participants, and include forty official events, in addition to the annual meeting of the Governing Council, which is the fundamental purpose of the Assemblies.


The council of governors of the Bank are composed of the ministers of finance, trade or development of its 54 regional member countries and its 26 non-regional member countries.


Meetings are the essential forum of representatives of governments, business, civil society and the media – in Africa and elsewhere, to discuss the social and economic development of the continent.