Our five-year strategy, entitled “S-Vision 2016”, emphasises the fact that Bigen Africa is an infrastructure development firm that provides services in engineering, management consulting, development financing and advisory services. We regard infrastructure development as being, first and foremost, about the sustainable benefits of the socially desirable developmental outcomes that emanate from the use of this infrastructure. These include access to services, reduction of poverty, capacity-building, empowerment and creation of employment opportunities.
Our strategy is clearly focused on contributing to countries’ strategies, addressing the resource, political, economic, social, environmental and technological issues most likely to significantly impact on the lives of people over
the short and medium to long term. In particular, we recognise the need to participate in assisting countries to address their key emerging public policy priorities which, amongst others, include integrated human settlements, rural development, renewable energy, road and rail freight transport and the operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure. To this end, we have identified these as priority areas for our participation and contribution. We are expanding our asset management, roads and transport, mining, and energy sector focus, while continuing to excel in water and sanitation, human settlement, structures and development financing sectors.
Our Africa strategy will expand our footprint in West and East Africa. In addition, we have a partnership ethos for doing business, including a willingness to share in risk and reward. A key element of our new strategy is to further expand and leverage our capabilities and capacities in this regard by formally entering into select strategic partnerships.