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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 the Institutional Strengthening for Agricultural Resilience Programme (RINDRA) (2019-2023)
Technical assistance to the Institutional Strengthening for Agricultural Resilience Programme (€40 M, 11th EDF), aiming to support the operationalisation of public and parapublic institutions. Institutional strengthening and training of various technical departments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (agricultural training, animal health, phytosanitary protection) of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Forests and the Environment, and of the Agricultural Development Fund.
Support for the development of Burundi's electricity network codes (2019)
The general objective of this mission is to establish the network codes related to connection, operation and internal electricity market criteria.
The specific objectives are to detail the techniques, minimum design, operating criteria and procedures of the facilities and power plants, to be followed by the operators to ensure the safe, stable operation of the interconnected electricity networks. This will enable Burundi to connect to the network new powerplants, trade higher electricity flows with neighbouring countries and integrate renewable energies.
The tasks include two workshops to present the results to the actors concerned, while also transferring skills to local actors.
French Development Agency
Project management assistance for the construction works of the Agadez solar hybrid power plant (2018-2022)
Owner's engineer for the construction works and initial operation of the Agadez solar hybrid power plant and related networks: design validation, procurement of EPC contractor, works supervision, assistance during the initial operation period.
French Development Agency
Support for the Training and Social and Professional Integration of Vulnerable Youth in Chad (Bab Al Amal) (2018-2022)
The objective of the BAB-AL-AMAL project is to reduce the vulnerability of Chad’s youth and develop economic opportunities in several regions of the country (Sarh, Abeché, Ndjamena, Moundou) by developing dual apprenticeship training. The development of this training will involve the capacity building of professional organisations and of their actors, the upgrading of training centres, and support to FONAP in the capital and in the regional branches.
Technical assistance for the coordination of EU-funded interventions in Borno State (2018-2021)
The overarching objective of the programme is to contribute to resilient and sustainable peace in the State of Borno, in line with the Nigerian government’s strategy as laid out in the Buhari Plan of June 2016.
This programme foresees the recruitment of a Technical Assistance Team to improve the coordination of EU-funded actions in Borno State and enhance the capacity of the Triple R Ministry of Borno State in its day-to-day activities and in its relations with the development/humanitarian community in the State. Specific attention will be placed on the transition from short-term relief aid to long term development.
Generally speaking, this TAT will aim to: a) act as a facilitator with major stakeholders such as the EU Delegation in Abuja and ongoing EU-funded programmes in the State, and b) reinforce the capacity of the Triple R Ministry. This TAT will further develop ties with ongoing EU programmes, especially the 9 EU-funded resilience programmes launched in January 2018. Other relevant interventions by development partners will also come into consideration.
The TAT will work in close coordination with the Programme Steering Committee, which will oversee strategic matters, and the Technical Implementation Committee which will focus on coordination and technical issues.
Improved capacity building for teachers' professional development (training of pre-school and primary teachers) (2018-2020)
The purpose of this project is to strengthen the quality of the pre-university education sector by:
(i) building capacities at local/municipal level to establish sustainable teacher professional development at school level;
(ii) introducing a teacher mentoring system in Kosovo's school system;
(iii) establishing a criteria-based and transparent teacher recruitment system.
Technical assistance for a programme to support the reform of Morocco’s justice sector (2018-2020)
The overall objective of the EU's programme to support justice reform is to contribute to the reform of Morocco’s judicial system in order to heighten its efficiency.
- Provide assistance to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to: (i) support it in coordinating the implementation of priority activities to reform the judicial system and the EU programme to support the sector's reform (ii) help build up institutional capacities for the implementation of the Reform Charter; (iii) promote the coherence of the legal system vis-à-vis international standards and conventions ratified by Morocco in this field.
- Provide technical support to the MoJ, the Superior Council of the Judiciary and the Prosecutor General’s Office for the implementation of activities under the EU support programme, and to carry out studies, surveys, assessments, and training.
- Assist with communication activities as regards the justice reform in Morocco and the EU programme to support justice: development and implementation of a communication strategy and plan.
French Development Agency
Reinforcement Programme of Commercial Capacity for the Tourism Sector (2018-2022)
The general objective of this assignment is to help the PMU to strengthen the commercial capacity of the tourism sector in Cambodia by building the capacity of private and public stakeholders, structuring public-private partnerships, and developing innovative commercial strategies.
Strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Tourism, private tourism operators and professional associations is thus at the core of this assignment, which is structured in four components:
Component 1: Assisting the PMU in structuring and strengthening the capacity of the private sector;
Component 2: Assisting the PMU in strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Tourism;
Component 3: Assisting the PMU in developing studies and pilot projects;
Component 4: Strengthening the PMU in terms of project management.
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