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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
Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Cameroon
Development of the common mining policy in the CEMAC zone (2020-2021)
Within an overall objective of developing a Strategic Framework dedicated to the emergence of a sustainable industrialisation, in service of the development of the Central African sub-region's integration, the project's specific objectives are: (i) the development of a Common Mining Policy for the CEMAC zone, (ii) development of a Strategic Plan for implementing this policy, and (iii) the identification of an appropriate Institutional Framewprk for implementing the strategic plan.
Technical Assistance Services to the PROMOVE Transporte Programme (2020-2025)
The PROMOVE Programme is part of the EU’s overall approach to rural development under the 11th EDF. The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to sustainable, equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic growth and to poverty reduction in the context of national food and nutrition security (FNS) and climate change through improved, equitable access to food, and equitable access to public goods and services in the rural areas of the Provinces of Nampula and Zambézia. The technical assistance services for the PROMOVE Transporte Programme aim to provide assistance to the National Authorising Officer (NAO), the National Road Administration (ANE) and the Road Fund at the central and provincial levels and to the European Union Delegation in Mozambique with their oversight of these projects.
Technical assistance on the Horticulture Development Project (HDP) – Horticulture technology component (2020-2023)
Technical assistance to the Agroindustry and Food Security Agency of Uzbekistan for the modernisation and development of the horticultural sector through the enhancement of production, post-harvest handling (PHH), storage and packaging technologies throughout the fruit and vegetable value chains.
French Development Agency
Assistance on project management for the integration of renewable energy (SENELEC) (2020-2023)
SOFRECO is providing technical assistance to Senelec on the “Project for the strengthening and modernisation of the Senelec network for the integration of renewable energy” financed by the AFD and the EU. This technical assistance consists of support on the entire programme, on procurement and on the coordination, supervision and management of contracts. These contracts for services and works relate to the programme’s three components: generation (battery storage systems), networks (transmission and distribution) and smart grids.
French Development Agency
Consulting services for design, review of tender documents, project management and supervision for Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations (2020-2024)
This project, jointly financed by the AFD and the KfW, aims at supporting the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (the Client) for the implementation of the Masaka-Mbarara 400 kV transmission line and associated substations.
It consists of two consecutive phases:
- Phase 1 involving the review, updating and additional study of the design documents, the preparation of the tender documents and support to the Client during the tendering process to select a contractor for the works (10 months).
- Phase 2 involving project management and construction supervision (18 months).
Independent review of the 2020 JORC Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources Reports for the Al Khabra Mine (2020)
SOFRECO is drafting Independent Review Reports (mid-year and end-year) and is signing off on the 2020 JORC Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Reports for the Al Khabra mine.
The mineral resources and ore reserves are being reported by MWSPC under the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Minerals Resources and Ore Reserves, the JORC Code (2012 edition), for the period ending 31 December 2020 (January to September with actual data, and October to December with forecasted data).
Strategic Partner of the CILSS for support to irrigation solutions under types 1 and 3 (2020-2023)
As part of Component “B” of the Project of Regional Support to the Sahel Irrigation Initiative Support Project (SIIP), the Strategic Partner (SP) under types 1 and 3 provides highly qualified technical assistance to the Regional Coordination Unit of the Project and to the six national Project Management Units (PMU) for the development of “irrigation solutions” to strengthen the capacities of the actors involved in irrigation planning and to implement the solutions identified under type 1 (partial water management: lowlands and controlled flood recession agriculture/cultivation systems) and type 3 (full water management: small-scale irrigation schemes managed by communities).
The SIIP finances efficient and reliable irrigation solutions for the revitalisation/modernisation and management of existing irrigated schemes and the development of new schemes (“sub-projects”), particularly in small- and medium-scale irrigation systems for a total target surface area of 23,225 ha by the end of the project (2023) in the priority intervention zones and divided into five major types of irrigation.
Mid-term and final evaluations of the ethical fashion initiative in Burkina Faso and Mali (2020-2021)
This mid-term evaluation is to introduce a rider prior to the next operational Committee in order to revise the log frame and to potentially extend the implementation period of the project up to the second semester 2021. The recommendations should be concrete, operational and directly actionable.
The main users of these two evaluations will be the European Commission (headquarters and European Union Delegations in Burkina Faso and other countries where the International Trade Centre-Ethical Fashion Initiative (ITC-EFI) programme is being deployed; ITC (headquarters); ITC-EFI (programme team) and all related national stakeholders from Mali and Burkina Faso in particular, but also other European social enterprise stakeholders.
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