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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
Zagtouli photovoltaic plant, phase 2 (17 MWc) – Technical assistance and support with procurement (2019-2020)
The overall objective of the second phase of the project to build the Zagtouli 17 MWc photovoltaic solar plant is to help develop the generation of cost-effective renewable electricity in Burkina Faso. This project is taking place under an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) turnkey contract, and will bring the capacity of the Zagtouli plant to 50 MWc.
In the framework of this contract, SOFRECO is providing technical assistance and procurement support to the project promoter, SONABEL, Burkina Faso’s national electricity company, from the review of the studies through to the contractual arrangements with the Constructor.
Technical assistance for the regulatory review, monitoring of inspections, and integration of systems to monitor the compliance and performance of mining operators in Togo (2019-2021)
When licences are granted to mining companies, monitoring and regular controls must be carried out on-site to reduce the adverse effects of mining activities that are behind numerous environmental, social and economic impacts. The structural capacity constraints of the Togolese mining administration, and often the lack of resources, continue to hinder the regular control and more efficient supervision of mining operations. The lack of regular control most often results in mining activities’ non-compliance with the regulations, which in turn do not always take account of the reality on the ground. This has multiple social and environmental implications and leads to a loss of income for the State in terms of fees and other taxes.
To tackle this problem, regular visits need to be made to the different mines and quarries.
The objective of this technical assistance is therefore to support the DGMG carrying out mining control operations and environmental inspections on a quarterly basis.
Formulation of the ECOWAS regional infrastructure development plan (2015-2016)
SOFRECO is assisting ECOWAS to prepare and update a long-term regional infrastructure development master plan in the sectors of energy, transport, cross-border water resources and communication technologies.
Synchronised sector plans are to be developed taking account of the current PIDA-PAP (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa - Priority Action Plan) and other projects determined by the diagnostic study.
Competitiveness and Growth Support Project (PRACC); Revision of the mining code, tax system and related implementing decree (2019)
Study to reform the mining code to modernise it and bring it into compliance with good international practices, and to prepare implementing provisions for the mining taxation system to improve the economic benefits for the population and reduce the environmental impacts.
Mission to identify the gas potential of the AGADEM block and its industrial applications (2019)
This study is carried out under the supervision of the Directorate-General for Hydrocarbons of the Ministry of Petroleum.
Its objective is to determine if the gas from oil deposits located in two exclusive exploitation authorisation (EEA) zones awarded to the consortium led by the China National Petroleum Company NP, can be used for commercial purposes.
The assignment will aim to identify the gas potential on the two EEA awarded and on the possible third EEA requested by CNOC NP and, depending on the potential identified, will propose schemes for the commercial use of this gas.
Participatory evaluation of the capacities of the actors involved in implementing the sectoral programmes of the third Senegal-Luxembourg Indicative Programme for Cooperation (2013-2014)
The general objectives of the evaluation are to:
- Evaluate the accounting and financial planning, implementation, reporting/M&E and budget control capacites of the national partner institutions in the implementation of PIC III sectoral programmes;
- Evaluate the contracting capacities of the institutions in charge of public procurement and financing agreements with state partner organisations.
Assistance with social project management of information, education and communication (IEC) services for the sanitation and restructuring project in the districts of Hann and Petit Mbao (2014-2018)
The overall objective of the sanitation and urban restructuring project in Hann and Petit Mbao is to help improve the living conditions of underprivileged populations in the districts of Hann Village and Petit Mbao in Dakar. The IEC component will raise the awareness, understanding and willingness of stakeholders to become more involved in implementation and take ownership of the infrastructures developed in order to ensure their maintenance. The activities to be carried out can be grouped into four missions:
- Diagnosis and proposal of the intervention’s approach (communication methods and procedures);
- Design and implementation of the IEC programme;
- Training plan for the capacity building of the district hall and labour intensive programme teams;
- Monitoring of the quality of use and maintenance of the structures developed (sanitation networks, roads, public spaces and green areas, and public solar lighting networks).
Technical assistance for the implementation of the Programme to Support Public Finance Reform - Institutional Component (2015-2018)
This contract is part of the Programme to Support Public Finance Reform (PARFIP), and in particular, aims to build the MEF's institutional capacities in carrying out its assignments and implementing reforms. It is a 36-month project that began in April 2015 and will support the Technical Programme Monitoring Unit in coordinating, steering and implementing the reforms. It will also involve carrying out a training programme for all MEF staff involved in budgetary implementation. In order to raise the various stakeholders’ awareness on the stakes of the reforms, a communication strategy will be prepared and implemented. To ensure the successful achievement of this work, one key expert will be provided as well as 990 days of short-term expertise.
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