Welcome to the event and introduction of keynote speaker
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A select group of utilities and key stakeholders from across Africa will participate on this roundtable discussion.
This panel discussion is dedicated to really understanding the implications of what public-private partnerships entail in the transport sector, and finding the key elements needed to develop successful PPPs in the transport sector.
Although South Africa has probably the most developed PPP framework in the region, other countries such as Namibia and Botswana are strengthening their legislations and working towards planning and implementing PPP projects. Southern Africa, as a whole, has already developed a number of successful PPP projects, with many more in the pipeline. This session will feature speakers from PPP units and other stakeholders from region, bringing you updates on projects, showcasing new bankable projects and highlighting opportunities for further development.
During this session, DFIs, banking institutions and investment players will discuss the following:
This session will highlight the PPP policy and frameworks in Kenya currently.
The World Bank Group recently ranked Nigeria as one of the four leading voices in PPPs for 2017, and is the first country to launch the PPP contracts disclosure web portal to boost investor confidence. Ghana needs approximately $10 million annually to build the infrastructure sector, and the Ghanaian Minister of Finance has called for more PPPs for the development of projects. While in Côte d’Ivoire the PPP for the national water utility of is the oldest and largest water PPP and the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge is an example of PPPs at work in Africa. However, West Africa still has large infrastructure needs. Industry specialists from throughout West Africa, will focus on successes and challenges, pitch new bankable PPP projects and discuss upcoming strategic plans.
The water sector is largely underfunded and current infrastructures are often ineffective Droughts have brought the need for adequate water infrastructure to the fore, and scientists feel that the current global climate changes could lead to more droughts across Africa. Panellist will consider the opportunities for bulk water PPPs to improve water security.
In South Africa, PPPs have played a pivotal role in government's commitment to bring quality infrastructure. The government intends to continue using public private partnerships (PPPs) to deliver infrastructure projects. Based on the projects currently at an advanced planning stage, PPP transactions are expected to increase to R5.9 billion in 2019/20 from the R4.8 billion in 2016/17. A number of speakers from selected provinces will discuss their successful PPP projects and provide information on future planned projects, across all sectors.
Access to energy is vital for the development of countries and the continent as a whole. Power utilities are continually looking at ways to boost generation capacity. Most countries in Africa have revised their energy policies and laws to encourage investment in power generation sourced from low carbon technologies, such as hydro, wind, biomass, geothermal and solar.
Transport projects can cut the costs of cross-border trade, grow trade volumes and work towards increased revenue. Transport infrastructure improvements are priority, particularly to landlocked African countries. This session will focus on some of the regional partnerships in the transport sector.
The use of technology in PPP projects has the potential to enable, compliment and supplement the work, organise committees, bridge the communications gap and allow immediate access to legal services for all stakeholders.
During this round up session, speakers will discuss the key outcomes of the conference and consider what should be implemented to continue infrastructure development on the continent.