Sub-Saharan Africa

February 21, 2018 - February 22, 2018

West Africa: Competitive Tendering of Power Projects

On February 21-22, CLDP will host a workshop for representatives of Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Togo and Niger. The workshop will feature an in-depth explanation of the procurement of power projects using the Understanding Power Project Procurement handbook and presentations by commercial banks, law firms and multilateral partners to share international best practices for the promotion of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) through competitive tenders.

July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017

CLDP Organizes Power Africa Regional Contract Negotiation Workshop

On July 26 and 27, CLDP led a regional capacity-building workshop for francophone West African countries on Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Negotiation and Power Project Tenders in Cotonou, Benin.

July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Launch of Counterfeit-Combating Project in Mali

From July 11-12, CLDP co-led a workshop on combatting counterfeiting in Mali using technology to verify the authenticity of products, in coordination with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Sproxil.

April 5, 2017 - April 6, 2017

Kenya: Private Investment and Power Projects

As part of CLDP's ongoing support for Power Africa, CLDP held a workshop on private investment in power generation projects in Nairobi, Kenya on April 5th and 6th. The workshop was implemented in partnership with Power Africa's project finance expert and the Africa Development Bank and will include participation from the Kenyon government, generators, utilities and the power sector regulator.

February 22, 2016 - February 26, 2016

Understanding Power Project Financing

As part of the "Understanding Series" of reference handbooks published by Power Africa, in February 2016, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class legal, policy and financial experts to draft a guide on power project financing. The new handbook, Understanding Power Project Financing, is the culmination of months of consultations with public and private sector stakeholders from Africa, the United States and Europe. The handbook is intended to provide decision-makers with an overview of the structuring of private investment and financing for power projects and insight into the important supporting role that governments play.

December 15, 2015 - December 18, 2015

CLDP supports Ukraine delegation to the 10th Ministerial Conference in Kenya

CLDP supported the Ukraine delegation to the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO.

November 12, 2015 - November 13, 2015

Kenya: PPA Guidebook Launch and Workshop

In the past year, CLDP brought together African governments, international finance institutions, leading law firms and extant and potential power project developers to draft the Understanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) handbook. The intent of the handbook was to capture input from African and international stakeholders and identify what makes for a bankable PPA.  Over ten thousand copies of the handbook have been distributed and launch events have been held in the US, South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania.