ICA News

Interview with Mohamed Hassan, Coordinator


The ICA Co-ordinator answers questions on key aspects of the consortium’s work

Category: General News

South Africa joins the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa – as the first G20 member.


“… We are very excited to welcome The Republic of South Africa as the first G20 member…”  said ICA Coordinator Mohamed Hassan.

Tunis | December 5, 2013:  Launched at the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, the ICA...

Category: ICA Press Releases

Press Release: ICA 9th Annual Meeting - A Big Success


9th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa – A Big Success.

November 20, 2013 - Tunis: The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held its 9th Annual Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. This year marked an...

Category: General News

Tackling the Climate Vulnerability of Africa’s Infrastructure


Source: By Jamal Saghir, Director, Sustainable Development, Africa Region, The World Bank

Africa’s poor state of infrastructure cuts economic growth by 2 percentage points every year, and reduces business productivity on the...

Category: General News

Reforming the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Transport Infrastructure in Africa


Source: By Michael Jordan, Consultant

It is well recognized that the costs of trade - the transport and other costs of doing business internationally - are important determinants of a country's ability to participate in the...

Category: Transport

Why Discuss Cross-border Harmonisation at the 2013 ICA Plenary Meeting?


Source: By Brian Baxendale, Phil Brown, Tim Bushell and Tim Lamont DFID

Roads, Power stations, clean water supplies, telecommunications; these are some of the recognisable building blocks of the modern world that enable the...

Category: Transport

African Open Skies Assessment Underway


The ICA and the European Investment Bank (EIB) recruited a consultant to undertake the study ‘to assist in the opening up of Aviation Services in Africa’. The overall objective of the study is to address the barriers to the...

Category: Transport

ICA Organizes Workshop on Reducing Water Losses


The ICA organized a workshop titled “Tackling Non-Revenue Water – Innovative Mechanisms for Increased Efficiency of Utilities” at the IWA Development Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop took place on 16th October 2013 and...

Category: Water

ICA Hosts a Lively Meeting at Stockholm World Water Week 


In early September, 2013, ICA hosted the 2nd Water Platform Meeting at the annual World Water Week Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. This closed meeting provided a comfortable opportunity for ICA members, African Partners...

Category: Water

ICA and Africa Law Support Facility co-organizing a training workshop on Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)


Closing Africa’s power infrastructure gap requires an estimated US$43 billion per year in capital investments over the period of 2012-2020. Mobilizing private investment, particularly in generation, is crucial to reaching that...

Category: Energy

Call for expression of interest


Call for expressions of interest: Support to Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) Project Preparation and Financing

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1996 to...

ICA works on Non-Revenue Water – Discussion at up-coming Stockholm World Water Week


In parts of Africa physical infrastructure issues such as old and leaking pipes, and operational issues such as lack of metering, poor billing and collection procedures as well as illegal water connections represent a loss of...

FUND FINDER– Helping to Finance Project Preparation


Over the years, too many great ideas for renewable energy, transportation, water and communications technology projects have died on the vine because managers and promoters could not finance the project preparation phase -...

Category: ICA Products

ICA provides guidance to AMCOW on project preparation


In June of 2013, ICA Water Finance Expert, Sonja Hoess traveled to Berlin to provide guidance to the Technical Committee (TAC) of the  African Ministries Council on Water on the importance of project preparation . ...

Category: Water

Multi-Billion Dollar Commitment from the United States to Improve Access to Power in Africa. POWER AFRICA - A Landmark Initiative.

Multi-Billion Dollar Commitment from the United States to Improve Access to Power in Africa. POWER AFRICA - A Landmark Initiative.


July10, 2013 | Tunis  “…The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa is thrilled to hear this announcement today … says, ICA Coordinator, Mohamed Hassan. We have always enjoyed a great relationship with our energy colleagues...

Category: Energy

ICA discussions with Korea – Strengthening the ICT Platform


In June of 2013, The ICA Secretariat sent a representative to Korea to meet with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss the possibility of Korea joining ICA as a G20 member. ICA had also discussions with the National IT...

Category: ICT

President Obama Announces a Multi- Billion Dollar Commitment from the United States to Improve Access to Power in Africa.


Tunis, Tunisa, 2nd July 2013:

More than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas lack access. Today the United States of America announced...

Category: ICA Press Releases

Lake Victoria Basin Commission Projects - Donor commitments are solid


Tunis, Tunisia, 26th June 2013:

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), with support from the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), the government of Sweden and the government of Finland organised the 3rd Lake Victoria...

Categories: General News, ICA Press Releases

ICA Organizes a Renewable Energy Virtual Working Group


ICA Organizes a Renewable Energy Virtual Working Group  > With Assistance from the ICA Secretariat office in Tunisia, ICA members and other African stakeholders have re-launched a Virtual Working Group on African Power...

Category: Water



In May of 2013, ICA Coordinator Mohamed Hassan and ICA Infrastructure Expert, Michael Kane attended the 5th Annual Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama, Japan.  The ICA team was...

Category: Transport

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