Of all the primary infrastructure sectors, it is the development of water-related infrastructure projects that best tracks the world’s desire for an improved standard of life across the continent of Africa.
Rational mobilization of water resources is an essential condition for sustained economic prosperity in Africa. The challenges are significant at a national and regional level, particularly given the trans-boundary nature of African water resources such as Lake Victoria, The Congo, The Nile and other rivers that span several African countries.
Africa’s economic emergence demands that water resources, which are most often trans-boundary in nature, are managed effectively through cross-border programmes.The political will to improve water infrastructure in Africa is reflected in initiatives such as PIDA and river-based organizations such as The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC). African initiatives and organizations such as these two are defining specifically what kinds of projects and interventions are needed to overcome the preventable consequences of high hydrological variability – aggravated by climate change.
This is where the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) adds particular value. Our convening power has allowed us to facilitate workshops, meetings and donor conferences where complex water issues are addressed, projects are fine-tuned, financing is identified and solutions are developed.
Report - 2013
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Report - 2012
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