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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
Technical assistance to ASECNA to strengthen its internal management capacity (2015-2018)
The overall objective of this project is to help strengthen ASECNA's (Agency for the safety of air navigation in Africa and Madagascar) internal management capacity, support the establishment of relevant methods, tools and techniques, and build its officers' skills in the areas covered by the project, to achieve the following objectives:
- ASECNA has efficient internal processes compliant with international standards in aviation safety and security, in the fields of internal control, safety management, environmental management, and occupational health and safety management;
- ASECNA has an IT masterplan;
- ASECNA has a new reliable and effective financial forecast model and stronger competence in evaluation and financial modelling;
- ASECNA’s project management is compliant with the applicable requirements in terms of quality, deadlines, performance and the environment, and in particular with the main funding agencies’ requirements;
- ASECNA has all relevant documentation needed to carry out its internal management tasks and staff training;
- The new internal management procedures are integrated into specific modules in ASECNA’s integrated management software.
Inspection and supervision of the consolidation and related works on the Bouar-Garoua Boulaï road (2015-2016)
Technical and administrative inspection and supervision of the development works on 30 km of roads and of the socio-economic infrastructure of the related developments.
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for the procurement and management of the implementation of the project for road rehabilitation and transport facilitation on the Lomé-Ouagadougou corridor (2013-2016)
The project consists in the rehabilitation of 303 km of substandard road - 150 km in Togo and 153 km in Burkina Faso, and in improving the facilitation of road transport and transit along the corridor.
The objective of the technical assistance is to support and build the capacity of the Directorate-General of Public Works in procurement and the monitoring of project implementation.
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Works (2012-2016)
Optimisation of road maintenance programming and planning.
Roll-out of the programme for the deconcentration of road network management.
Overall monitoring and management of all operations by the Ministry of Public Works (MINTP).
Network infrastructure regulatory development (2004-2007)
Assistance to AREM in: (1) identifying and implementing a regulatory framework for relevant network infrastructure conducive to economic efficiency and increased private investments; (2) implementing a cost-based tariff structure in the sectors covered by the project; (3) implementing organisational and institutional modifications, and; (4) providing on-going advice, support and training on network infrastructure regulation practices, in line with the best international practices.
Technical Assistance for Capacity Development Support to the Uganda Road Fund (2012-2014)
The Uganda Road Fund is a relatively new organisation (2008) which is to operate as a 2nd Generation Road Fund. It is intended to channel resources to a large portfolio of road maintenance projects administered by a plethora of local and regional agencies, and to monitor the impact of funding, requiring efficient planning, management and monitoring skills. However the full institutional set-up is not yet in place, and the staff still needs capacity development to reach the full status of a 2nd generation Road Fund.
The project aims to improve the technical, financial and internal management organisation of the Road Fund, and to build the capacity of its staff.
Continental evaluation of the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision (2011)
Within the framework of the EU-Africa Partnership for Infrastructures, the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission launched a study aiming to facilitate the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision concerning the liberalisation of air transport in Africa. The Yamoussoukro Decision is to enable greater flexibility in air transport in Africa, particularly through the effective institution of the Freedoms of the Air, and the facilitated integration of private air companies. The project aims to establish an analysis of the current situation in terms of the Yamoussoukro Decision’s implementation, and to propose evaluation criteria to monitor its ongoing application.
Technical assistance to the Project Implementation Monitoring Unit of the Roads Office (2010-2015)
Technical assistance to the Project Implementation Monitoring Unit of the Roads Office for the management of a project to rehabilitate the RN 5 Nyamitana - Ruhva main road (50.6 km), develop related roads (30 km), and rehabilitate social and community infrastructures.
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