What is the Knowledge Hub?

The ICA's Knowledge Hub is a regularly-updated online collection of publications, reports, articles and opinion about the development and financing of Africa’s infrastructure.

What kind of documents can be found in the Knowledge Hub?

All the publications, reports and articles in the Knowledge Hub relate to Africa's infrastructure development. In addition to material about the four main infrastructure sectors - energy, water, transport and ICT - the Knowledge Hub also includes material covering topical issues and cross-cutting themes that impact on Africa’s infrastructure development and how it is financed - such as urbanisation, climate change and regional integration.

Where does the material in the Knowledge Hub come from?

The material is drawn from a wide variety of sources. Some of the material is published by, or commissioned by, the ICA itself. Other material is published by the ICA's host, the African Development Bank, and by other international or multilateral institutions and organisations with knowledge of infrastructure in Africa, such as development institutions and agencies.

The Knowledge Hub also includes articles and opinion pieces written by journalists, academics and experts with an interest in Africa's infrastructure development.

Who manages the Knowledge Hub?

The Knowledge Hub is collated and curated by the ICA Secretariat. However, the views expressed are those of the authors/publishers. Inclusion of articles in the Knowledge Hub does not constitute endorsement by the ICA (or its host, the African Development Bank) of the views or opinions expressed.

What languages are used in the Knowledge Hub?

The working languages of the ICA and the African Development Bank are English and French, so all ICA and AfDB publications in the Knowledge Hub are available in both languages. Material from other sources is included in the original language of publication only - the ICA does not translate material submitted for inclusion in the Knowledge Hub. 

Who can submit material for inclusion in the Knowledge Hub?

We welcome the submission of material for inclusion in the Knowledge Hub. Please send material to and ask for it to be reviewed for inclusion. When submitting material, please ensure you include the date of the publication and name of the publisher, the name(s) of the author(s) and the details of any sponsoring/commissioning organisation.

Please note the ICA does not purchase or sell publications or reports. All documents submitted to the ICA for inclusion in the Knowledge Hub must be royalty-free, and available to download. However, the Knowledge Hub may also include summaries or introductions to publications or reports only available to download from the websites of other organisations.

The ICA reserves the right to refuse to include material in the Knowledge Hub, and to remove material it may consider unsuitable, or out of date.

Can I look for documents on a particular sector or topic, or relating to a particular country or region?

Yes. There is a search facility, and you can look for documents by sector or topic and/or by country or region. On the left-side of the Knowledge Hub you can also browse by topic or sector.

Who should I contact if I have any questions, or cannot download a document?

If you have any questions or queries about the Knowledge Hub, please email the ICA Secretariat at:

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