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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
Final evaluation of the Programme to support vocational training and youth employment (PROFORME) (2019-2020)
The PROFORME programme’s objective is the professional integration of those trained, and consequently an improvement in their social situations and living standards, a reduction in poverty, and in correlation, enhanced performance of Côte d’Ivoire’s economy. To achieve this it intervened in different fields of the training system: governance of the system, stakeholder capacities and information systems, diploma-based training, and rehabilitation and the provision of equipment for selected establishments.
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.
Technical assistance in support of the implementation of the project to support competitiveness and regional integration (PACIR2) (2019-2022)
The overall objective is to help improve the competitiveness of the private sector and its production, processing and export capacities, to encourage Côte d’Ivoire’s integration in regional and global trade.
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).
Control and supervision of the rural electrification works of the Project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea / Guinea rural electrification component (2020-2022)
In the framework of the project for the interconnection of the electricity networks of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, leading to the construction of a 1357 km, 225 kV double circuit transmission line to connect the 4 national electricity networks, a rural electrification component is planned for the populations living near the 225 kV line.
SOFRECO is carrying out the control and supervision of the execution of the entire rural electrification component for the contracting authority (Électricité de Guinée).
The works being carried include the construction of approximately 77 km of LV lines, 202 km of 33 kV MV lines, 32 substations of 100 kVa, 2 substations of 160 kVa and the supply of 2000 pre-pay meters and connection materials.
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.
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.
Technical assistance to improve sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) management (2020-2022)
Support to the Directorate of plant protection and packaging (DPVC) to strengthen the existing phytosanitary system, specifically by facilitating the assessment of SPS risks in rice import and by supporting mango exporters to comply with EU SPS rules.
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