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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
Eastern and Southern Africa
Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan of the Ruzizi III HEPP Project (2020)
SOFRECO is conducting an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for a newly identified project site for the Ruzizi III 147 MW hydropower project, the third hydroelectric development on the Ruzizi River involving Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi. The team of experts will assess and predict potential adverse social and environmental impacts of the project, and develop suitable mitigation measures in consultation with stakeholders, in particular with Persons Affected by the Project (PAPs).
French Development Agency
Pre-feasibility study for the development of the science and engineering complex of the University of Nairobi (2019-2020)
This pre-feasibility study aims to support the University of Nairobi to develop its science and engineering complex. It must formulate its future directions, which will be fine-tuned by a feasibility study. At this stage, the study includes a general diagnosis of the demand for competences on the labour market and of those existing, and a forecast of future competences in specific fields. It also includes a roadmap for the establishment of the complex, covering infrastructures, equipment, human resources and the training to be delivered.
Strengthening the Lesotho justice sector (2013-2014)
The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen the rule of law in Lesotho. The purpose is to establish a professional, accessible and impartial justice sector. This project will contribute to this purpose by providing technical assistance to help reform the institutions in the justice sector.
French Development Agency
Feasibility study on the modernisation of the training system for the tourism, hotel and catering professions (2018-2019)
The authorities of Madagascar requested funding from the AFD to strengthen the initial training offer in the tourism, hotel and catering sector, particularly through the networking of training centres, modernisation of their economic model and operationalisation of apprenticeship- and alternance-based training. The main objective of this study is to examine the technical and financial feasibility of such financing from the AFD through:
- an inventory of existing training establishments in the tourism, hotel and catering sector;
- an in-depth diagnosis of a selection of training establishments in the tourism, hotel and catering sector;
- the development of an overall support plan for the five establishments chosen;
- the ultimate feasibility of the project and its dimensions.
Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) Sudan; Result 3: Enhance Education System Governance and Coordination Among Stakeholders (2017-2020)
This technical assistance project aims to support the implementation of the Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) in seven States of Sudan: Khartoum, White Nile, Blue Nile, Gedaref, South Kordofan, Red Sea and Kassala.
Technical assistance for change management of the Zanzibar Municipal Council (2013-2016)
The objective of this consultancy assignment is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Zanzibar Municipal Council (ZMC) in order to address key institutional capacity constraints. Under the general umbrella of change management, the TA is addressing the following areas: policy and legal matters; revenue enhancement, financial management and procurement systems; management of human resources; information technology (IT) systems; communication, public outreach and community participation; and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the change management strategy.
Support to the National Authorising Officer, finance and contract management and monitoring (2013-2014)
The overall objective of the Poverty Reduction Budget Support Programme, Phase II (PRBSII), under which this assignment is performed, is to contribute to the implementation of Lesotho's national development agenda as embodied in the Vision 2020, which states that by the year 2020 ‘Lesotho shall be a stable democracy, a united and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours. It shall have a healthy and well developed human resource base, a strong economy, a well-managed environment and an established technological base’.
This assignment is to support the Ministry of Finance, and specifically the Office of the National Authorising Officer, to define and operationalise effective and systematic finance and contract management and monitoring arrangements.
Final evaluation of the 'Support for the semi-industrial processing of sugar cane' project (2020)
The objective of this mission was to evaluate the achievement of the objectively verifiable indicators and the quality of the results: contribution to the impact, effects, results and outcomes of the actions led in the framework of the AMS 2013, Result 1. The analysis also aimed to: i) capitalise on lessons learned and good practices; ii) identify strengths and possible constraints encountered in implementation and formulate recommendations that could improve present and future EU-funded actions; and iii) provide explanations of the cause-effect relationships between the inputs and activities and the outputs, results and impacts.
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