Sub-Saharan Africa

September 22, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: CLDP Holds Webinar on Pre-Qualification Methods for PPPs

On September 22, CLDP organized a webinar on pre-qualification and evaluation methods for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)...

August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Power Africa Fellows Week

On August 3-7, CLDP in partnership with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development organized a week-long virtual delegation for the Power Africa Fellows. 

December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019

Ethiopia: Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

On December 19-20, CLDP, in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Directorate, held a two-day workshop on PPP fundamentals. The workshop highlighted PPP process, structure economics, project financing, and revenue flow. CLDP utilized the highly-respected APMG PPP Certification Program to distill globally agreed-upon definitions, concepts, and best practices on PPPs.

December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019

Mali: Power Procurement and the Tender Process

On December 16-17, CLDP held a two-day workshop on power project procurement. The workshop sought to improve the planning of bids from prep to closing through a discussion on international best practices relating to the request for proposals (RfPs), unsolicited proposals, standardization of documents, designing a competitive bid round, evaluations and identifying gaps in the current legal framework. The workshop included participants from Mali’s President’s office, New and Renewable Energy of Mali (FENEM), Mali Energy (EDM), Mali National Directorate of Energy (DNE), the Investment Promotion of Mali (API), Mali's Renewable Energy Agency (AER), and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) unit.

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September 3, 2019

Mali: Prevention of Counterfeits Campaign - Initial Partners Meeting

On September 3, 2019, in Bamako, Mali, CLDP led a one-day meeting to build consensus among public and private sector stakeholders on an upcoming communication campaign aiming to prevent the use of counterfeits. This effort is part of a Mali-wide project with the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Bamako to implement innovative solutions for combatting counterfeiting of products affecting public health, with a focus on agro-inputs. CLDP works with Feed the Future and the Government of Mali to implement best practices in the prevention of the movement and use of agricultural products and to raise public awareness of the dangers of fake products. This has been done through the extensive training of enforcement authorities including Malian Customs, the judiciary, police, and gendarmerie, as well as consumer education. It has also included the introduction of Mobile Product Authentication (MPA™) technology at the point of purchase through private/public partnerships. The new phase of the project builds upon notable improvement of the understanding of the impact of counterfeits by Malian stakeholders, including spurring the creation of a national database administered jointly by Malian Customs, the Malian Intellectual Property Office (CEMAPI) and the Malian Copyright Office (BUMDA) where producers and importers can register marks to facilitate the seizure of counterfeited products. CLDP is preparing to launch a national campaign, including culturally appropriate marketing material, through billboards, radio, and television, in coordination with local partners, raising awareness of the danger of counterfeits and showcasing new technologies to best combat it.

May 13, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Ethiopia: PPP Finances

On May 13-14, 2019,  CLDP held a two-day workshop on Public Private Partnership Finances in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the second event in a series of workshops that CLDP will facilitate in Ethiopia on Public-Private Partnerships. 

April 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019

MENA: CLDP Facilitates Participation in INSOL 13th Annual Judicial Colloquium

On April 1-2, in Singapore, CLDP, in coordination with INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals), supported the participation of judges from Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia in the 13th INSOL Judicial Colloquium. INSOL International is a global federation of associations including lawyers, judges and accountants that aims to increase international cooperation and communication in the insolvency profession. The INSOL Judicial Colloquium is the only global venue for judges from around the world to share best practices in restructuring and liquidation procedures. This year is the first time that these four countries have participated in the Colloquium and CLDP plans to leverage INSOL’s extensive network and resources, such as its World Bank-funded Judicial Training College, to support its ongoing programming with MENA judges. The Colloquium provided the MENA judges with the opportunity to apply modern bankruptcy principles to hypothetical case studies and to receive practical guidance from senior judges from more advanced bankruptcy jurisdictions. CLDP plans to develop joint programs with INSOL over the next two years to expand its judicial training activities.

March 27, 2019 - March 28, 2019

Ethiopia: Public-Private Partnerships Certification: Introductory Workshop

On March 27-28, 2019, CLDP launched an 18-month initiative to support the development of Ethiopia’s newly established Public Private Partnership (PPP) office.

April 9, 2018 - April 11, 2018

West Africa: Competitive Tendering of Power Projects

On April 9-11, CLDP hosted a workshop for representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea, Togo and Niger.The three-day workshop featured an in-depth explanation of the procurement of power projects using the Understanding Series handbooks and case-studies of best practices for the procurement of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) through competitive tenders.

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Understanding Power Project Procurement

Understanding Power Project Procurement

As part of the "Understanding Series" of reference handbooks published by Power Africa, in September 2017, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class legal, policy and regulatory experts to draft a guide on power project procurement. The new handbook, Understanding Power Project Procurement, is the culmination of extensive consultations with public and private sector stakeholders from Africa and the United States. The handbook is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects.