Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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.