About the ICA Transport Platform & Objectives
About the ICA Transport Platform
The ICA Strategic Business Plan (2010-2012) encouraged greater involvement of ICA members in sector-related activities. It proposed ‘sector ownership’, whereby an ICA member could champion assignments and provide leadership, benefitting from ICA’s 'convening power' and base within an African institution.
The ICA Transport Sector Platform was launched in 2010 and led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Under the ICA Transport platform umbrella, JICA activities focus on facilitating One-Stop Border Posts via development of the OSBP Sourcebook and Sensitization Workshops, while the European Investment Bank promotes Port and Airport development through Public-Private Partnerships.
ICA Transport Platform Objectives
- Facilitate effective dialogue between African partners and development partners,
- Coordinate development partners to make their interventions even more effective, and
- Deepen transport infrastructure knowledge sharing among African partners and development partners via the One-Stop Border Post Source Book, workshops, Port and Airport PPP Study, and support of ICA Knowledge Center.
With these objectives in mind, The ICA uses its’ convening power and to develop meaningful knowledge products that lay the platform for potentially bankable projects. For example, in the fall of 2013, the ICA and the European Investment Bank (EIB) started work on an Africa Aviation Services Study. The main objective of the study is to identify, address and propose solutions to the barriers for expanding effective aviation services across Africa – and review and assess the African Open Skies/ Yamoussoukro Decision and further refine the recommendations on the West and Central African Air Transport Hubs.