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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
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.
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.
Supporting the reform of the TVET governance system in Egypt (2017-2019)
The purpose of this contract is to support the reform of the TVET governance system in Egypt through formulating and piloting new policies and building the capacity of executives involved in the implementation of the new policies. It also aims at developing a scholarship model for career and technical education combining academics, hands-on training and career preparation. The contract also targets the development of skills standards for the six priority sectors targeted by the project.
Strengthening the Ministry of Technical Education and Training (MoTET) and the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) (2017-2019)
The Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform Programme in Egypt –Phase II (TVET II) co-financed by the GoE (EUR 67 million) and the EU (EUR 50 million) aims to improve the structure and performance of the TVET system to better respond to Egypt’s new socio-economic needs, and in particular to boost the employability of youth and increase the country’s competitiveness.
Study for the definition of a development strategy for the cashew sector in Guinea Bissau (2016-2017)
The objective of this mission is to carry out an in-depth study of the cashew sector that will provide the Government of Guinea Bissau with:
- An overall diagnosis of the cashew sector in Guinea Bissau, including a map of cashew plantations in the country;
- Recommendations for a more appropriate organisation of the sector;
- A national strategic plan for the development of the cashew value chain, taking into account the issue of cash crop diversification.
South-West Region Agricultural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (PRIASO) (2016-2018)
The services involve assistance to Water Users' Associations (WUA) and the development of agricultural areas under the PRIASO project (South-West Region Agricultural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project). Four sites are concerned, the region's main areas of irrigated agriculture. PRIASO aims for the development (rehabilitation or construction) of main channels, dikes, pathways, boreholes, storage warehouses and rural markets. Under the 'capacity building and agricultural development component', this assistance will ensure i) support for irrigation management, ii) support for awareness-raising and the oversight of WUAs, iii) their restructuring by building the social and organisational capacity of the associations and their federation, iv) the technical capacity building of the actors developing these areas, and v) the development and implementation of a project communication and visibility plan.
French Development Agency
Implementation of a Franco-Jordanian technical cooperation programme to support the national solid waste management strategy (2016-2018)
Technical assistance for the implementation of the national solid waste management strategy.
Establishing contact and meeting with French and Jordanian players for feedback through the organisation of symposiums, workshops and study trips.
Definition and monitoring of additional technical assignments (studies, diagnoses, communication plans, etc.).
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to the Myinkun and Kanni Pump Irrigation Projects in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar (2016-2019)
The overall objective of this assignment is to sustainably improve livelihoods and incomes of farmers in the two targeted irrigation schemes of the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar. The specific objectives are to improve the performance of irrigation infrastructure and institutions, improve water resource management, and establish agricultural production support mechanisms.
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