The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)

March 12, 2008

  1. The fourth annual meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) will be held on March 13 (Thu) and 14 (Fri) in Tokyo (Mita House).
  2. At the meeting, Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will give a remark at the opening session, and Mr. Nobutake Odano, Ambassador in charge of TICAD IV, and Dr. Mandla Gantsho, Vice President of the African Development Bank, will co-chair the meeting.  Participating from the donor side will be the G8 countries, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, EU and others; from the African side, the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), and regional economic communities including the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
  3. With the TICAD IV coming up in May this year, there will be an exchange of opinions at the meeting on assistance for region-wide infrastructure development focusing on road and electricity networks.

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