The meeting will focus on the entire spectrum of activities that occur before an infrastructure project is of interest to a potential financier. The goal is to ensure that good ideas for energy, transportation, water and communications technology projects come to fruition thanks to a solid project preparation phase.
Mohamed Hassan, Coordinator of the
In 2011 the
The ICA has been working very hard to deal with the challenges associated with project preparation, continued Hassan. We have been studying the obstacles to project preparation and we have come up with several helpful tools.
In tandem with the 2012 report, the ICA launched The Fund Finder, an online searchable database of facilities that fund project preparation activities. Fund Finder helps project promoters and managers locate funding to start the institutional, legal, social, environmental, financial, regulatory, engineering and advisory services that are needed to go from a concept to a clearly defined and properly structured project with a clear identification and allocation of risk. A Project Preparation Facilities Network (PPFN) is the next step in making it easier to get much needed project preparation work completed. By forming a network, funding facilities can share best practices and provide fund seekers with more of a one-stop-source of information. Accordingly, a decision was made at the 2013 ICA Annual Meeting in Arusha,
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