2008 ICA meeting on regional infrastructure in Luxembourg - Outcomes & Presentations

28 February 2008

ICA Regional Infrastructure Project Collaboration Meeting 
15 February 2008

An operational-level meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) was held on 15th February in Luxembourg. The meeting, under the theme “Regional Infrastructure Project Collaboration”, was hosted by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The meeting was attended by senior representatives of G8 bilateral agencies in charge of infrastructure-related programmes in Africa, multilateral agencies, China Development Bank and the African Union Commission. A full list of participants can be found in Annex 1 of the outcome statement.

Participants were welcomed to the meeting by Martin Curwen, Head of the EIB’s Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Department. In his opening remarks Mr Curwen called for more collaboration between public and private funding sources and enhanced prioritisation of regional projects by Africa. Speaking on the same occasion Dr Bernard Zoba, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy praised the efforts of the ICA but urged further progress. “Africa is impatient. The African Union is waiting for opportunities to move the cross-border infrastructure situation forward”. Commissioner Zoba concluded by assuring the participants that the African side was committed to the prioritisation of infrastructure projects within the already agreed coordination mechanism among African institutions.

Documents and presentations

  • Outcome statement Initiates file downloadhere
  • EIB press release Initiates file downloadhere

Session 1 : Overview of existing collaboration on regional projects

Session 2 :
Project planning and prioritisation

Session 3 :
The way forward on regional project collaboration

Session 4 :
Mobilising more finance

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