ICA Annual Meeting to discuss how Africa can improve quality of its infrastructure
4 November 2016
A background paper prepared for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) states that African policy makers need to consider both how to increase overall funding for infrastructure development and how to improve the quality of infrastructure investment, operations and maintenance.
The paper goes on to say that to improve economic efficiency, increase inclusiveness and enhance safety, resilience and sustainability, African governments and infrastructure practitioners must focus on building quality into the infrastructure life-cycle of planning, procurement & construction and ensure adequate finance is available for infrastructure operations and maintenance.
The ICA’s 2016 Annual Meeting will take place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 21 and 22 November 2016 and the theme of the plenary session, on the second day, will be “Building Quality Infrastructure for Africa’s Development”. The paper, now available to view and download from the Annual Meeting 2016 page, has been commissioned to provide a focus for discussions and a guide to participants.
The meeting is organised jointly by the Government of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the ICA and will be hosted by the AfDB at its office in Abidjan.