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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Control and supervision of the extension, reinforcement and rehabilitation works on the distribution networks in the cities of Abidjan, Bouaké and San Pedro (ENERGOS) (2017-2021)
The project aims to strengthen electricity services in three of Côte d’Ivoire’s main cities. It is made up of: a ‘distribution network’ component, including the extension of HV and LV networks (lines and stations); a ‘public lighting’ component, to replace lamps by more economic models, and a component to train the Contracting Authority and Project Manager.
The Consultant is providing support services to the Contracting Authority and Project Manager for the control and supervision of the construction works of the first two components of the ENERGOS project, including revision of the technical studies, project management, administration of the contractors’ contracts, preparation and technical supervision of the works, their administrative and financial control, tests and provisional and definitive acceptance, and monitoring throughout the guarantee period.
Technical assistance to the Management Unit of the Integrated and Participatory Agricultural Development Project in the Governorate of Medenine (PRODEFIL) (2017-2021)
This mission provides methodological and organisational assistance to the Programme Management Unit in order to achieve PRODEFIL’s objectives. Technical support is provided in the fields of territorial governance, training-action, the development of agro-pastoral value chains, support to private economic initiatives, and the development of SMEs.
Efficiency of the FLEGT licensing scheme and effectiveness of the legality assurance system assessed through the services of an independent auditor (2017-2020)
While the overall objective of the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement is to contribute to the strengthening and improvement of forest governance and sustainable natural resource management, and tackle climate change by reducing GHG emissions in Liberia, the specific objective of the Independent Auditor of the System (AIS) is to audit the Legality Verification System (LAS), identify gaps, assess the effectiveness of corrective measures and verify the use of licenses when entering the EU market.
The audit of the LAS must reassure operators and authorities that the FLEGT authorisations issued (result of the LAS) are in conformity with the commitments entered into under the VPA and give the FLEGT license to be issued by Liberia, the credibility on which the entire FLEGT system is based.
Rural Economic Development Programme, phase 2 (RED2) — Value chain development support services and service delivery capacity of local government in the Highlands region (component 3) (2017-2018)
Technical assistance to the Rural Economic Development Programme, phase 2 (RED2), for the establishment of effective value chain development support services and service delivery capacity of local government in the Highland regions of PNG.
Technical assistance in support of the promotion and development of new tools for agricultural statistics (2017-2019)
The objective of the technical assistance to the Department of Strategy and Statistics (DSS) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries is to support the promotion and development of the agricultural statistics system in Morocco. The project will enable the development and design of two systems for processing agricultural statistical data: (i) an operating system for the National Agricultural Register; (ii) an information system for accountancy data on agricultural holdings. It will also act as a communication channel for the EU’s AGRI 2 programme.
Identification and formulation of an energy efficiency programme in Tunisia (2017)
The EU wants to launch a programme to support the Tunisian government in the implementation of its national energy efficiency and renewable energy development strategies, a programme that will be proposed for funding in 2017. The goal of the project is to assist the Delegation of the EU in Tunisia in the identification (phase 1) and formulation (phase 2) of this programme. It includes an analysis of the context, of current and future projects, of progress made in this sector and challenges, and the formulation of a relevant support programme in line with this analysis, including proposals of funding instruments.
Technical assistance for the Ministry of Energy as part of institutional support and strengthening the capacities of parties involved in the energy sector in Benin (RECASEB) (2017-2021)
The specific objective of the RECASEB programme is to improve the institutional framework of the energy sector in Benin at regulatory and organisational level and to support/encourage reforms. These reforms must make the sector more attractive for public and private investment, including new production units, particularly via renewable sources and the extension of the network for greater access to electricity services throughout the country, particularly in rural areas.
The components of the RECASEB programme are organised around three main pillars:
- capacity building of the energy sector;
- the development of management, supervisory and decision-making tools for the steering and implementation of the strategic thrusts;
- information and documentation to the parties of the sector and the general public (civil society, consumers, etc.).
French Development Agency
Support to the Agricultural Small and Medium Enterprises Project (SASME) (2017-2020)
The Consultant is providing global project management support for the SASME project, assisting the National Project Coordination Unit (NPCU) in the overall management and coordination of the activities of the SASME Project. The objective of this project is to improve access to finance for agricultural SMEs via the Agricultural Development Programme (MALR credit fund body) by:
- increasing Agricultural Development Programme lending through the creation of an additional fund dedicated to SMEs;
- providing technical assistance to key stakeholders in agricultural finance;
- increasing SME absorption capacity by establishing an agricultural credit guarantee scheme;
- improving the productive efficiency of the dairy sector and marine aquaculture sector and the efficient use of the resources allocated to them;
- addressing cross-cutting issues.
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