Alternative Initiatives for the Development of Africa (AIDA)
  • Transportation

  • Energy

  • construction

AIDA is an independent, Africa-focused advisory and investment boutique headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana, with management presences in Paris, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Kinshasa and Nairobi. Our organization facilitates the development and financing of selected projects by bringing together commodity traders, investment bankers, project developers and infrastructure companies in the sectors of Energy, Small-scale Mining and Farming, Smart Construction, BioTech, FinTech, Telecoms and Transport. To most impactfully integrate its projects within local economies, AIDA establishes small companies or consortia for efficient and effective procurement, project management, quality assurance, fiscal controls, performance support, and employee training.

Areas of Operations

Service Offerings

AIDA offers structured and dedicated advisory services with end-to-end transaction origination and execution.

Pre-project services include:

  • Advising foreign companies on African initiatives;
  • Advising African private and public clients on project finance through physical asset guarantees;
  • Assessing macro-economic environments;
  • Designing innovation solutions to challenges; and
  • Undertaking feasibility studies.


    Support services include:

  • Sourcing and developing acquisition, investment and partnering opportunities;
  • Intermediating in major transactions and disputes;
  • Deploying innovations for operational optimization;
  • Project management and quality assurance;
  • Training and performance support; and
  • Localization and integration programs.