ALSF concludes PPP training in infrastructure projects
The training started Monday in Marseille, France, and included PPP infrastructure experts from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Togo, Congo, Mauritania and Nigeria. The training program, presented by the ALSF’s Nomadic PPP, dealt with institutional, legal, contractual and financial aspects of PPPs.
The interactive program provides African governments with knowledge on how to develop mutually beneficial PPP projects with the goal of bridging Africa’s infrastructure financing needs. The training gave participants the chance to assess the framework of their country’s infrastructure while learning about crucial aspects of the PPPs road, rail, airport and port projects.
The director of the ALSF, Stephen Karangizi, believes it is of the utmost importance that African governments fully understand the agreements of the business transactions they become involved with.
The Nomadic PPP training is a three-year program that is the result of a partnership between the ALSF, the Agence Francaise de Developpement and Expertise France. The intent of the training is to strengthen the knowledge of experts and government officials so they will be better prepared to acquire beneficial PPP projects.