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.
Funds for Africa’s infrastructure development are available – but the challenges are finding bankable projects and putting in place effective institutional arrangements.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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
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.
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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.
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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...
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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) will take forward the drive towards investment in quality infrastructure across the continent.
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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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