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SOFRECO worldwide

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.

Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Eastern and Southern Africa

Selected references
European Union
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.
European Union
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.
World Bank
Consultancy for the identification of alternative livelihoods under FishCC (2018)
FishCC is a climate change adaptation project with a focus on natural resources and capacity building for poverty reduction. The overall objective of the FishCC project is to improve community management of selected priority fisheries.
This consultancy assignment under FishCC aims to identify sustainable livelihood alternatives to fishing activities in five pilot areas, with the following activities:
i) identification and formulation of sub-projects in aquaculture, tourism and agriculture, among others, for sustainable income generation in five pilot areas;
ii) preparation of the Sub-Projects Implementation Manual including the financing process;
iii) identification of potential business partners;
iv) facilitation of the establishment of partnerships between identified business partners and targeted communities.
World Bank
Training sessions in the mining sector - Institutional Capacity Building Project for Government Effectiveness (2017-2018)
The objective of this project is to build the capacity of MEM agents through training sessions tailored to the identified needs. This involves analysing the training needs, developing training modules adapted to these needs and carrying out the training. The ToR also specify that recommendations must be made in terms of continuing training and curricula reform.
European Union
Technical assistance to support reforms to the project for the production of drinking water through desalination and renewable energy (2017-2018)
In the Republic of Djibouti, public water and electricity services are the prerogative of two public companies (ONEAD and EDD respectively). The critical situation of water resources for the capital led the EU to fund the PEPER project, whose main purpose is to produce drinking water through sea water desalination. Desalination is an energy intensive technology. A reform of the two institutions is necessary for the fulfilment of PEPER.
The general objective of the technical assistance provided by SOFRECO is to establish a review of the current situation of ONEAD and EDD (technical, strategic, organisational, accounting, financial and IT), and to support the measures endorsed by the Government in the overall framework of the reform of the management of public establishments and companies (EEP), in order to set up a stable institutional and regulatory framework for the water and energy sectors.
World Bank
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.
European Union
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.
French Development Agency
Study for the design of a sustainable waste electrical and electronic equipment managing and processing system (WEEE/e-waste) in Mauritius (2016-2017)
Study for the design of a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management system in Mauritius to assist the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mauritius to set up an operational system in the short-term.
A strategic analysis was carried out to determine the optimal management model, which then led to a detailed feasibility study of the proposed system at technical, organisational, institutional and financial levels.
The extension of the study involved technical assistance to MCCI for the improvement of the legal system, the management contract for the operation of the system, and the establishment of a financial contribution for importers of equipment to finance the system through application of the extended producers’ responsibility principle.
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