Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa is a major G8 initiative designed to improve and accelerate progress in meeting the urgent infrastructure needs of Africa. The ICA addresses both national and regional constraints to infrastructure development, with an emphasis on regional infrastructure integration. In encouraging and promoting the development of African infrastructure projects, the ICA lends a helping hand to the continent’s economic growth and development.
ICA Sectors of Activity
The ICA is not a financing agency, but serves as a platform to broker increased donor financing of infrastructure projects and programmes in Africa. The ICA also helps its members to provide more effective support of African infrastructure projects by pooling efforts in selected areas, such as information sharing, project development and good practice.
The ICA Secretariat and ICA members work together with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and their Specialised Institutions to help accelerate delivery of regional infrastructure in Africa.
Through its Regional Programmes department, the ICA helps monitor progress, mobilise finance and promote knowledge and best practice in the development of African infrastructure.
ICA recognizes the critical need to make progress on delivery of transformative regional infrastructure programmes and projects if Africa is to meet its regional integration and trade objectives. To this end, ICA members champion four regional programmes: Eastern and Central Transport Corridors, Horn of Africa Initiative, North-South Corridor, and the West African Power Pool.
The ICA also supports the African Union's Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, PIDA, www.pidafrica.org which is setting the framework for priority continental and regional investments in energy, transport, ICT and water.