Day 1
23 Oct 2018
Day 2
24 Oct 2018
Day 3
25 Oct 2018

Workshop Registration

Exclusive Project Preparation Skills Development Workshop

Project Preparation from the identification of PPP

  • What is required?
  • What needs to be implemented?

Due Diligence & Feasibility Studies

  • Feasibility study check list
  • Examples of actual projects

PPP Negotiation process and skills

  • What helps to move and close a PPP?
  • Focussing on affordability, transferring risk and demonstrating value for money

Contract Management for PPPs

  • How to draft good contracts
  • Examples of actual contracts

Conference Registration

Delegates to be seated for official conference opening

Official Conference Opening

Welcome Address by AME Trade Representative

Welcome from Sponsors

Session 1 – Energy Partnership – Prospective from key Institutions, supporting, promoting and implementing PPPs. The Importance of Energy Partnerships through PPP for Continental and Regional Development

A select group of utilities and key entities from across Africa will participate on this roundtable discussion.

  • Building sustainable energy infrastructure projects through PPPs
  • The impact of large regional projects
  • Updates on infrastructure development plans for the sector and strategies
  • Accelerating the renewable energy mix
  • Financing feasibility studies

Selected countries include, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, etc



Coffee Break

Session 2 – Laying the Foundation for Successful Transport Partnerships

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.

  • Large scale projects vs smaller projects
  • Understanding the social, political and economic risks
  • Conducting a full value for money assessment
  • Partnering for success
  • Creating a transparent and competitive proposal process
  • Building a shared vision
  • Establishing viable PPP frameworks



  • Silvester Kasuku, Director General/ CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority
  • Katharina Surikow, Manager, Strategy and Governance, Global Infrastructure Hub
  • Donald F Selby, Global Director PPP, CPCS Solutions*
Katharina Surikow
Silvester Kasuku


Session 3 – Spotlight on Southern African PPPs: Policy Dialogue

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.



  • Keeta Shisholeka, Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Zambia
  • Elifas Luaanda, Acting Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Namibia
Elifas Luaanda
Keeta Shisholeka



Session 4 – Asset Allocation, Infrastructure Investment Funds: Strategies and Returns

During this session, DFIs, banking institutions and investment players will discuss the following:

  • Project preparation financing for PPP feasibility studies
  • Accessing alternative forms of funding
  • The role of DFIs
  • Private equity funding for PPPs
  • New and innovative financing instruments
  • What are investors looking for in a PPP project?
  • Assessing risk vs reward


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

Session 5 – Energy Partnerships: The East Africa Landscape

In East Africa, countries with established PPP frameworks have more completed and upcoming projects, however there are a number of large and small-scale PPP projects in the pipeline across the region. Regional and cross-border projects include: Airports, transport, power, accommodation, tourism, energy, hydropower and solid waste projects, amongst others. Our panel of expert speakers will discuss challenges, bankable projects, updates on legal frameworks and current partnerships in East Africa.

  • Project Developments – implemented and planned
  • Utilities and Regulators from member countries



  • Eng. Stanley Kamau, Director of PPP Unit, National Treasury, Kenya
  • Flora Tenga, PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Tanzania
Flora Tenga
Stanley Kamau


Close of Day 1

Delegates to be seated for the sessions

Keynote Address

Session 6 – Transport Partnership: The West Africa Landscape Progress and Future Plans. Public Sector: Roads, Rails, Port, Airports

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.



  • Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr, Acting Director General, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Nigeria
Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr


Session 7 – Boosting North Africa’s Economy through PPPs

Egypt’s first PPP – The New Cairo Waste Water Treatment Plant now serves over 1 million residents, and Morocco recently received a $265 million loan from AfDB for the development of 2 solar projects. With the dip in oil and gas prices, Algeria is now looking at PPPs to meet its infrastructure needs, such as roads, rails and healthcare facilities. Government entities and industry leaders will bring to light new, bankable projects being implemented, discuss infrastructure needs, and outline legal framework



  • Senior Representative, Direction of Publics Enterprises and Privatisation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
  • Atter Hannoura, Director PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Egypt
Atter Ezzat Hannoura


11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

Session 8 A – Water Partnerships – Solutions Improving Water Security – Bulk Water Projects

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.

  • Trans-boundary water projects
  • Using technology and innovation
  • Accelerating access to water and sanitation
  • Providing sustainable water services
  • Unlocking private sector funding for water infrastructure
  • Working towards integrated water resource management



  • Manel Salvado Tenesa, Business Development Director, Africa, Almar Water Solutions
  • Prof Jeremy Gorelick, Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN), USAID
Manel Salvado Tenesa
Prof Jeremy Gorelick

Session 8B – South Africa Provincial Project Platform

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.


Session 9 A – Energy Partnerships: Renewable Focus

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.

  • Renewable energy PPP case studies
  • Attracting capital for a RE Projects life cycle
  • Securing power purchase agreements
  • Implementing renewable energy feed in tariffs (REFITs)
  • Current and conceptional projects

Session 9 B – Transport Partnerships: Mobilising Transport Infrastructure Projects – Road, Rail, Bridges

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.

  • Integrated transport infrastructure networks
  • Modernizing existing infrastructure
  • Incorporating operation and maintenance costs
  • Learning from past failed projects – working towards best practice


13:30 – 14:30


Session 10 – Using Technology to Advance PPPs

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.

  • Technology product and process innovation
  • How to incorporate technology throughout the project life-cycle
  • Increasing integration in construction projects
  • Enhancing efficiency and cost effectiveness


Unlocking Infrastructure Investment in Collaboration & Partnership with the Private Sector: Global Case Studies

During this round up session, speakers will provide some insight into successful international case studies


Closing Remarks and the Way Forward


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