The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa Holds its 3rd Senior Level Meeting in Berlin

12/01/2007
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The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa Holds its 3rd Senior Level Meeting in Berlin

Tunis, January 12th 2007 – The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) will hold its 3rd Senior Level Meeting in Berlin, Germany on 17th and 18th January. The meeting will review progress on the ICA members’ joint actions and decisions, and agree on an action plan for 2007.

As Germany takes on the joint Presidencies of the G8 and EU, the 3rd Senior Level meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa will be hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftlishe Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung).

The discussions will be attended by high-level representatives from the G8 countries’ ministries and agencies involved in cooperation and development and key multilateral bodies including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and the European Commission. Leading African institutions such as the African Union, the NEPAD Secretariat and Africa’s Regional Economic Communities, as well as senior-level India and China government officials will also participate.

Established in London in 2005 as a G8 Gleneagles Summit commitment, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa is a tripartite relationship between G8 bilateral donors, major multilateral agencies and African institutions, intended to make its members more effective at supporting infrastructure in Africa by pooling efforts in key areas. The ICA serves as a networking body for participating donors to work together in support of Africa’s efforts to provide infrastructure on the continent. The Secretariat of the ICA is hosted by the African Development Bank Group in Tunis, Tunisia.


Contacts

Guillaume GROSSO Phone: +216 7110 3391 Fax: +216 7110 3788 Address: Secretariat of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
African Development Bank
BP 323 - 1002 Tunis Belvedere
TUNISIA