The Spring 2017 edition of the influential ‘Journal of Africa’, produced by the Africa Society of Japan, carries a paper “アフリカにおけるインフラ事業・資金調達トレンド：日本への示 "Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa: Implications for Japan” written by the ICA Secretariat about infrastructure financing trends in Africa and the possible implications for Japan’s support for the continent’s infrastructure development.
Infrastructure plays a vital role in Africa’s economic growth, and building quality into every stage of the life-cycle of projects is essential if investment in infrastructure is to have a positive impact on the economic development of the continent and its citizens.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa’s flagship annual report Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa 2015 shows that $83.4bn was committed to Africa’s infrastructure development in 2015, a 12% increase on investments committed in 2014.
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 Infrastructure Consortium of Africa (ICA) held a one-day workshop at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 28 September 2016, to discuss the findings of three important transport studies – on opening up aviation services, urban transport development and trade facilitation.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa contributed to the latest edition of One Africa, One Voice, the official publication of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), by featuring an article about renewable energy.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) was a major sponsor of the 6th Africa Water Week and the 10th General Assembly of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), which took place in Dar es Salaam from 18 to 22 July 2016.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) jointly organised and co-financed the First Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP) investment projects conference, which took place on 2 June 2016 in Nairobi.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) participated in a workshop In Addis Ababa in March which agreed the update of the One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Source Book would be published by the end of May 2016.