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)