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Regional infrastructure projects with continental impact can drive African trade, growth and development


The latest annual report from the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) highlights the importance of regional infrastructure projects in helping to drive continent-wide trade and equitable, sustainable growth.

Closing Africa’s infrastructure financing gap – its not just about more money


Funds for Africa’s infrastructure development are available – but the challenges are finding bankable projects and putting in place effective institutional arrangements.

Funding for Africa’s infrastructure grows by 22%, as Africa Investment Forum opens


Funding commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development rose by 22% in 2017, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa announced today. Published on the first day of the Africa Investment Forum, the ICA’s Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2017 report shows that commitments to develop Africa’s infrastructure increased to $81.6bn in 2017 from US$66.9bn in 2016.

AfDB and AIIB discuss potential for ICA collaboration


Representatives from the Infrastructure and Partnerships Division of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) met in Beijing earlier this month to discuss ICA membership and potential areas of collaboration and partnership.

ICA presents Africa Atlas of Energy Resources during China-Africa Summit


The ICA was invited by the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) to participate in, and present the Atlas of Africa Energy Resources. to the African Energy Interconnection Research Release and Investment Forum on 4 September 2018, as part of the two-day Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

ICA discusses regional renewable energy opportunities and knowledge products in Denmark


The ICA visited Denmark at the end of August 2018 for discussions with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF).

ICA promotes trans-border water sector at World Water Week


The ICA promoted the viability of Africa’s trans-border water sector during World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August 2018.

Project preparation facilities network calls for increased co-financing partnerships in infrastructure in Africa


Members of the Project Preparation Facilities (PPF) network, met on 10 April 2018 in Abidjan, to share project pipeline information on Africa’s major infrastructure projects. The meeting aimed to promote synergies and collaboration by stimulating co-finacing to facilitate pooling of resources

ICA annual meeting urges Africa to adopt emerging digital and green technologies to boost economic growth, achieve SDGs


Participants at the annual meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) agreed that sustainable and efficient infrastructure, using emerging digital and green technologies, is the best way to accelerate economic growth across the continent.

Categories: Energy, ICT, Transport, Water, ICA Meetings, General News

New technologies give Africa best opportunity to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals


Africa could achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals by adopting new and emerging technologies, materials and processes which would help accelerate economic growth, according to a new report prepared for the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa.

Categories: ICA Meetings, ICA Products, General News, Energy, ICT, Transport, Water

New report identifies impact of funding on Africa's infrastructure development


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa's (ICA) latest annual report, Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2016, shows that commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development totalled $62.5bn in 2016, declining from $78.9bn...

New studies will identify urban transport investment opportunities in Maputo and Luanda


Opportunities for investment to improve sustainable urban transport and mobility in Maputo and Luanda are to be identified in studies commissioned by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA).

Categories: General News, Transport

Atlas of Africa Energy Resources presented to African power utilities


The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources was presented to the members of the Association of Power Utilities in Africa (APUA) at their 19th Congress, which took place in Livingston, Zambia, last week.

Categories: Energy, General News, ICA Meetings

Revised One Stop Border Post Sourcebook available to download


The revised edition of the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook is now available to download from the website of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Categories: General News

ICA Secretariat and African Union Commission discuss next ICA Annual Meeting


The Secretariat of the ICA and representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC) met in Addis Ababa last week to discuss preparations for the next ICA Annual Meeting.

Categories: General News, ICA Meetings

ICA presents Africa power pools report to World Hydropower Congress


The recent report on the status of Africa’s regional power pools was presented by the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa to participants at the recent World Hydropower Congress, held in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Energy, General News, Water

New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs


Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa.

Categories: ICA Press Releases, General News, Energy

New report details progress made by power pools in Africa, and challenges ahead


A new report, Updated Regional Power Status in Africa Power Pools, from the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) has noted the progress made by Africa’s five regional power pools, and highlights the challenges ahead.

Categories: Energy, General News, ICA Products

ICA Annual Meeting to focus on drive for quality infrastructure


The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) will take forward the drive towards investment in quality infrastructure across the continent.

Categories: ICA Meetings

Japan’s MLIT to help drive “Quality Infrastructure Investment” in Africa


Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is to help drive investment in quality infrastructure in Africa, following a successful meeting with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA).

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