ICA to help finance PIDACC donors’ meeting
10 May 2016
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to provide financial support to the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to help ensure the successful preparation and organisation of the PIDACC donors’ roundtable.
Organised and executed by the Niger Basin Authority, the Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (PIDACC) roundtable will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on 1 June 2016. The financial support from the ICA is intended to finance certain expenditure relating to the organisation of the event, in particular promotional activities and the preparation and dissemination of project data from the nine member countries of the Nile Basin.
There are three main components to the PIDACC programme:
- Restoring and conserving the Niger Basin’s ecosystem;
- Improving the conditions of the people who live around the Basin and implementing support measures in the context of climate change, and;
- Building the capacities of those responsible for managing natural resources at local, national and regional levels.
The primary objective of the Abuja meeting, which will be attended by country representatives and donors, is to mobilise the remaining finance (41% of US$274m) needed to implement the PIDACC programme.
This financial support to the Niger Basin Authority is an example of the work of the ICA’s Water Platform, which strives to scale-up financing for sustainable water infrastructure in Africa, and is in line with the Platform’s mandate to facilitate resource mobilisation and regional programmes.