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Day 1
22 Nov 2017
Day 2
23 Nov 2017
Day 3
24 Nov 2017

Registration for specialised training workshop

Each year, the Africa PPP event brings you a specialised pre-event training aimed at skills development for industry players

Pre-conference Practical Training Workshop

Using project Preparation tools to unlock the development of PPPs

Effective planning of PPP projects is the keystone to successful projects. There is currently a shortage of well prepared, bankable PPPs in Africa, that will attract the necessary partnerships and investment. This pre-conference training session will focus on providing technical assistance on how Project Preparation can benefit the development of PPPs.

Introduction of workshop

Strengthening the Enabling Environment for PPPs

  • Defining regulatory approaches
  • Advisories on the implementation of legal, regulatory and policy regimes that provide clear and predictable rules for project development
  • Building institutional capacity in PPP Units – identifying training needs
  • Sourcing international expertise for technical assistance and training
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and Networking Break

Project Identification and Selection

  • Selection of project and requirements
  • Screening of project – Can the project be delivered as a PPP?
  • Value for money - testing sustainability and affordability
  • Is the market ready for such a project? Assessing market appetite
  • Creating an appraisal report
  • Is it a go or no? Decision time
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking Break

Project Readiness – Due Diligence and Feasibility Studies

  • Time to refine – identify required outputs and project parameters
  • Test technical feasibility – highlighting risks and increasing transparency
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments – The positives and negatives
  • Bankability appraisal – Value for money assessment
  • Project management and procurement plan
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and Networking Break

Accessing Project Preparation Finance

  • Optimising the cost of finance for the PPP
  • Allocation of risks
  • The different categories of funds – debt, equity, credit enhancement
  • Options for multi-source backing
  • Dealing with unsolicited bids
17:30 - 18:00

Awarding of Certificates

Registration

Delegates to be seated for opening ceremony

Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcoming address: Senior Representative, AME Trade
  • Welcome from Sponsors
  • Keynote Welcome Address

Session 1

Standardising PPP Frameworks Some countries in Africa already have well defined PPP legal and regulatory frameworks, while other countries in the region are working towards formulating strong PPP policies.
  • Aligning with UN SDG’s and International Standards
  • Developing the legal frameworks for cross border PPPs
  • Addressing the issue of cost recovery
  • Developing transparent, credible and effective regulatory agencies that are adapted to the specific needs of the country
  • Regulatory framework updates
Paloma Durán
Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr
Junglim Hahm
James Aiello
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 2

Best Practice International Case Studies

Although most countries on the continent have implemented a number of PPP projects, the challenges and issue vary from project to project.  During this session, we will learn from best practice international case studies.

Session 3

Closing the funding gap – Financial mechanisms

No public-private partnership project can be implemented without the necessary finance. Experts from traditional and alternative finance institutions will consider the available finance mechanisms.

  • Tax increment financing
  • Project bonds and other alternative forms of financing
  • Project bonds 
  • Refinancing
  • Mobilising finance 
  • Alternative Funding/Insurance
  • Bi-lateral donors
  • The impact of political stability to attract private funding
Nathaniel Munetsi
Denis Sireyjol
Timo Bollerhey
James Leigland
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Investable Infrastructure Projects

Round Robin Meetings Part 1 – By invitation only

During this interactive session, pre-selected and registered investors, funders and project developers will have the opportunity to speak with the PPP Units and Government Entities directly in a round-robin format.

Invited players will use this time to ascertain additional information and discuss possible funding and development of the investable infrastructure PPP projects.

NB: All meetings will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Session 4

Industrialisation and Centralised Office Accommodation PPPs

Industrialisation is a key element of the innovation chain, while centralised office space allows for reduction of costs and can increase productivity

  • Financing industrialisation
  • IDZs – PPP potential
  • Developing an export industry
  • Government precinct and office accommodation PPP showcase
  • Investing in centralised hubs
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

Multiple Stream Sessions – Stream 1

Water Services PPPs Accelerating access to clean water is a priority for a number of African countries, and has an effect on both social and economic development. This session will highlight the current water services PPPs.
  • Creating water and sanitation programmes
  • Meeting the SDGs
  • Management, operations and maintenance contracts
  • Successful water PPPs

Multiple Stream Sessions – Stream 2

Education and Health PPPs Developing a strong educational system and prioritising health will ultimately lead to improved community development. During this panel discussion, speakers will deliberate around the following points:
  • Prioritising education and health PPPs
  • Establishing high quality goods and services
  • Building sustainable capacity
  • Examples of health and education PPPs
Kevin Abrahams
Nikhil Pereira-Kamath
Dr Amit N Thakker

Close of Day 1 Conference

18:00 - 23:00

Cocktail Function

Plenary Session 5

African PPP Units – Bankable Project Showcase During this session, African PPP Units will outline their investable PPPs to the audience and provide more insight on planned projects.
Flora Tenga
Innocent Bajiji
Saurabh Suneja
Beatrice Florah Ikilai
Abebe Tadesse
Stanley Kamau
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee

Plenary Session 6

PPP Energy Projects

Access to reliable energy sources is the backbone to economic growth and stability. Energy industry experts will consider:

  • IPPs and PPAs in PPPs
  • Renewable energy PPP projects
  • Community driven power projects
  • Accessing donor funds
  • Cross border projects
Alberto Simões
Omar Vajeth
Ana Hajduka
Eng. M C Munodawafa

Plenary Session 7

Transport PPPs

Transport infrastructure development PPP though Africa will be the focus of this session, including:

  • Road projects
  • Rail projects
  • Port development
  • Border posts
Paul Runge
Dieudonne Bondoma Yokono
Jack van der Merwe
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Investable Infrastructure Projects

Round Robin Meetings Part 2 – By invitation only

During this interactive session, pre-selected and registered investors, funders and project developers will have the opportunity to speak with the PPP Units and Government Entities directly in a round-robin format.

Invited players will use this time to ascertain additional information and discuss possible funding and development of the investable infrastructure PPP projects.

NB: All meetings will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Session 8

Tourism and Airport PPPs

Revenue from tourism can substantially add to the GPD of a country. During this session, industry stakeholders will focus on:

  • Eco-tourism PPPs
  • Developing heritage sites to add to the economy
  • Showcase investment opportunities
  • Airport development for increased tourism
  • Creating Tourism PPP frameworks
Morris Z Mtsambiwa
Kenny Hlela
Duncan Bonnett
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

Investable Infrastructure Projects

Round Robin Meetings Part 3 – By invitation only During this interactive session, pre-selected and registered investors, funders and project developers will have the opportunity to speak with the PPP Units and Government Entities directly in a round-robin format. Invited players will use this time to ascertain additional information and discuss possible funding and development of the investable infrastructure PPP projects. NB: All meetings will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Session 9

Agriculture and Food PPPs

This session will revolve around strengthening food security

  • PPPs for agriculture innovation
  • Sustainable agriculture projects
  • Working with communities
  • Potential and investment opportunities
H. David Meyers

Plenary Session 10

Industry Expert Panel Discussion

During this closing panel discussion, some of our expert speakers will highlight some of the salient points raised during the 2-day conference and expand on some of the key questions, issues and opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships in the region.

The panellists will focus of highlighting potential avenues for change and improvements that can be implemented moving forward.

17:10 - 17:30

Close of Conference