About the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa

Launched at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, the role of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to help improve the lives and economic well-being of Africa’s people through encouraging, supporting and promoting increased investment in infrastructure in Africa, from both public and private sources.  Using its convening power, ICA acts as a catalyst – enhancing, accelerating and precipitating the development of Africa’s infrastructure.

ICA also works to help remove some of the technical and policy challenges and barriers to building more infrastructure and to better co-ordinate the activities of its members and other significant sources of infrastructure finance, such as China, India and Arab partners.

ICA is not a financing agency but acts as a platform to catalyse donor and private sector financing of infrastructure projects and programmes in Africa.

ICA members include the G8 countries, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank Group, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

ICA is supported by a small secretariat that is hosted by the African Development Bank in Tunis, Tunisia.  The secretariat is funded by voluntary contributions from ICA members and staffed by a combination of permanent staff from the African Development Bank, consultants and experts on secondment from ICA-member countries.

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