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

Workshop Registration

Introductory Remarks

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

Module 1: Project Preparation from the identification of PPP

  • What is required?
  • What needs to be implemented?
Facilitator: Norma Gertrude Sephuma, PPP consultant  
Norma Gertrude Sephuma
10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

Module 2 – Due Diligence and Feasibility Studies, before the points of feasibility study check list and examples of actual projects

  • Feasibility study check list
  • Examples of actual projects
Sheila Galloway
12:45 – 13:45


Module 3: PPP Negotiation process and skills

  • What helps to move and close a PPP?
  • Focussing on affordability, transferring risk and demonstrating value for money
  • How to draft good contracts
Kantha Rattay
14:15 – 14:45

Coffee Break

Module 4: Contract Management for PPPs 

  • Monitoring and enforcing PPP contract deliverables
  • Achieving continuous improvement in performance across the life cycle of the PPP contract
  • Communicating project deliverables
Mari Bruwer

Additional Q&A

Awarding of Certificates

Conference Registration

Delegates to be seated for official conference opening

Official Conference Opening

Welcome to the event and introduction of keynote speaker

  • MC: (TBC)

Sponsor Welcome Addresses:

  • Felipe Guinea, Executive Director, Almar Water Solutions
  • Shaheed Alli, Principal: Infrastructure, Private Sector and TMT Finance, Nedbank

Keynote Address

  • Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town
Felipe Guinea
Shaheed Alli
Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille

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 stakeholders 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
Sanjay P Ghag
Symerre Grey Johnson
Siyabonga Mbanjwa
Ruth Beckers
Denise Lundall



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
Мichael Gotore
Ing. Shelter Lotsu
Morag Baird


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.

Sibusiso Zungu
Norma Gertrude Sephuma
Elifas Luaanda
Keeta Shisholeka
James Aiello



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
Amanda Chipako
Symerre Grey Johnson
Shaheed Alli
Steven Gray
Samuel Joseph
Paritosh Gupta


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

Session 5 – Energy Partnerships – the Kenyan Landscape

This session will highlight the PPP policy and frameworks in Kenya currently.

Judith Nyakawa
Kantha Rattay


Close of Day 1

Delegates to be seated for the sessions

Keynote Address

Tim Harris

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.

Ajit Maharaj
Alhaji Mohammed Bamalli
Raj Kulasingam
Ing. Shelter Lotsu
Al Hassane Diop



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
Osward Chanda
Andre Kruger
Al Hassane Diop
Manel Salvado Tenesa

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.

Tim Harris
Liesel Lombaard
Tandiswa Kankqu
James Aiello


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
Elsa Strydom
Lucy Chege
Rentia van Tonder
Ben Brimble
Lizeka Matshekga
Denise Lundall

Session 9 B – Airport Partnerships – ACSA Case Study

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
Girish Gopal
Yusry Frizlar


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
Yves Nzuzi-Khuabi
Lizelle McDermott
Kagiso Modise
Vino Govender
Karien Bornheim


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

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.

Allen Leuta
Alhaji Mohammed Bamalli
Judith Nyakawa
Shaheed Alli
Manel Salvado Tenesa
James Aiello


Closing Remarks and the Way Forward


2018 Event Photo Gallery