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Workshop Agenda


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Day 1 – Wednesday, 06 May 2009

 

 

08.30 – 09.00

Registration (Royal Swazi Sun @ Libandla room)

 

09.00 – 10.30

Opening and Introductory Session

Chairperson: Richard Mbaiwa, Board Member, COMESA RIA


Opening statements:

* Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Kingdom of Swaziland

* Delegation of the EU – Mr Jorge Nieto Rey

* COMESA Representative

* COMESA RIA

 

 

Priorities and Bottlenecks in Infrastructure PPPs: Observations, Findings, Conclusions from Field Mission and Research – Carl Aaron

 

Q&A and Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.30

PPP in the COMESA Region: Country by Country Situation – Regional Cross-fertilization

Moderators: Carl Aaron / Monique Bolmin

 

* Mauritius – Premcoomar Beeharry

* Uganda – Orono Otweyo

* Swaziland – Richard Martin and Johan Kruger

* Egypt – Mohamed Tarek

* Others – Brief Overviews by Delegates of other Countries

 

Regional Opportunities: Capacity Building and Projects

 

Q&A and Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 15.30

Defining PPPs and Pursuing Different Types of PPPs

Presenters: Carl Aaron / Monique Bolmin

 

PPP Definition Criteria: How do we Decide?

 

Working out where we are: Self-diagnosis Tool

 

Role of PPP Units and Overarching Legislation

 

Roadmap for a Systematized PPP Enabling Framework

 

Panel Discussion: What do you need?  Sources of Capacity Building / Project Preparation Funding / Supporting Regional Approach

 

15.30 – 15.45

Coffee Break

 

15.45 – 18.30

Factory visits for Delegates

 

Peterstouw Aquapower

 

Swaziland Polypack


19.30 – 21.00

Cocktails @ Lugogo Sun Terrace

 

 

Day 2 – Thursday, 07 May 2009

 

 

9.00 – 10.30

PPP – Institutional, Financial and Practical Issues

Moderator: Carl Aaron

 

Institutional Setting for PPP – William Dachs

 

Financing Opportunities for PPP Projects: The Role of capital market –Mohamed Omran

 

The PPP Project Cycle: Practical Challenges – Monique Bolmin

 

Q&A and Discussion

 

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.30

PPP Case Studies

Carl Aaron / Monique Bolmin

 

Larger Infrastructure PPPs – Phuti Malabie

 

Smaller Infrastructure PPPs – Divyash Keshav

 

Q&A and Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 15.30

PPP Guidelines and Model PPP Documentation

Monique Bolmin

 

Q&A and Discussion

 

15.30 – 15.45

Coffee Break

 

15.45 – 17.00

Concluding Session

Chair: Phiwayinkosi Elphas Ginindza, CEO, SIPA

 

Where do we go from here?

 

Regional Community of Practice?

 

Capacity Building Needs / Sources of Support

 

Cross Border PPP Infrastructure Projects – possibilities?

 

Adoption of Principles of PPP in the COMESA Region – how realistic is this?

 

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


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