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ICA annual meeting urges Africa to adopt emerging digital and green technologies to boost economic growth, achieve SDGs


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.

Categories: Energy, ICT, Transport, Water, ICA Meetings, General News

New technologies give Africa best opportunity to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals


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.

Categories: ICA Meetings, ICA Products, General News, Energy, ICT, Transport, Water

New studies will identify urban transport investment opportunities in Maputo and Luanda


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).

Categories: General News, Transport

Urban transport development opportunities advanced at ICA workshops


Recent workshops in Ethiopia and Ghana took forward opportunities to develop projects to improve urban transport and mobility in the two cities.

Categories: Transport, ICA Meetings

Addis Ababa and Accra workshops to identify urban transport development opportunities


Workshops will take place in Ethiopia and Ghana this month to identify opportunities for investment to improve sustainable urban transport and mobility in the two cities.

Categories: General News, ICA Meetings, Transport

ICA to give presentation to regional development meeting


The ICA Secretariat will give a presentation to Japan’s West Africa Regional ODA Task Force Meeting in February.

Category: Transport

Building quality infrastructure promotes sustainable economic 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.

Categories: Water, Transport, ICT, Energy, ICA Press Releases, General News

Financial commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development grow by 12%


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.

Categories: General News, ICA Press Releases, Transport, Water, Energy, ICT

Summary of urban transport study published


A summary has been published of a major study into urban transport development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Category: Transport

ICA shares findings of transport sector studies and investment opportunities with AfDB stakeholders


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.

Categories: General News, Transport

Revised One Stop Border Post Sourcebook to be published


The second edition of the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook will be published in October.

Categories: General News, Transport

ICA to provide financial support for Nile Basin donor conference


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) is to co-finance the 1st Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (NELSAP) investment conference, due to take place on 2 June 2016 in Nairobi.

Categories: General News, Water, Energy, Transport

ICA presents Nexus study to joint Africa-EU strategy group


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) presented the Nexus study to the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) Reference Group on Infrastructure in Addis Ababa in February 2016.

Categories: General News, Water, Transport, Energy, ICA Products

Project Preparation Facilities Network to meet in June


A meeting of the ICA-managed Project Preparation Facilities Network (PPFN) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7 and 8 June 2016.

Categories: Water, Energy, Transport, General News, ICA Meetings

ICA at experts meeting on aviation tourism in Africa


The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) took part in a two-day meeting of experts in Addis Ababa in March which focussed on how to foster growth in tourism in Africa through the aviation sector.

Categories: Transport, ICA Products, ICA Meetings

Revised One-Stop Border Post Source Book to be published by the end of May 2016


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.

Categories: General News, ICA Products, Transport, ICA Meetings

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



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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