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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
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.
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.
Technical assistance for transport governance in Ghana (2021-2023)
The global objective of this assignment is to improve the sustainability and security of the regional road transport system. The specific objectives of this assignment are: (i) institutional and regulatory capacity building together with capacity building of administrations and relevant agencies and greater awareness of gender issues, (ii) administrative and technical simplification of transport, and (iii) improved maintenance of the regional network, and its sustainability by reducing overloading.
The expected results of the assignment are: (i) improved governance of road maintenance, and (ii) improved transport services, conditions and fluidity of regional road corridors.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Design services, preparation of tender documents and supervision of works for the high voltage power transmission project (2021-2026)
The MCA - Senegal II Transmission Network Modernisation and Reinforcement Project (Transmission Project), for the benefit of SENELEC, will result in the construction of 16 km of 225 kV submarine cables, 31 km of 225 kV underground cables and 2 new 225 kV substations, as well as the installation of 5 new 80 MVA transformers.
Within the framework of this project, the Consultant is in charge of the following activities:
- Carrying out detailed designs and environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA);
- Preparation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) in accordance with the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF);
- Economic and financial analysis and assistance to MCA - Senegal II in defining the monitoring and evaluation framework;
- Preparation of tender documents (including environmental, social and health and safety clauses) for the construction works and implementation of the RAP;
- Assistance in the procurement and hiring of contractors;
- Construction supervision.
Commercial viability study of a vehicle scrapyard (2021)
The Support Project for the Competitiveness of Logistics Services for Trade ($18 million) provides for the renewal of the road transport vehicle fleet in particular, enabling passenger and goods road transport companies to renew their fleets and become more competitive.
Under this component of the project aimed at setting up a system for treating and recycling vehicles that are too old and that will be taken off the road, the study aims to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of a vehicle scrapyard meeting environmental and social standards, integrating both the organisational and financial dimensions of the value chain (governance, economic model, etc.) and the technical and operational dimensions (site, process description and layouts, guide drawings of the facilities and infrastructures). It covers the vehicles that will be removed from the vehicle fleet as part of the renewal programme, as well as any other vehicles destined for scrapping according to criteria to be defined with the competent authorities.
Preparation and adoption of a general guide for the control and monitoring of mining activities for the Ministry of Mines and Quarries (2020-2021)
The specific objectives of the mission are to:
- diagnose the existing monitoring and control mechanisms;
- sequence the monitoring and control actions by structure;
- propose an efficient and unifying approach to the various monitoring and control actions;
- have an operational guide to control by subject and by mining activity structure;
- have a priority action plan for the inspection of industrial mines.
Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin
Technical Assistance to the ECOWAS Commission for the Study on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway (2020-2022)
The 1,028-km six-lane homogeneous Highway from Abidjan to Lagos is a major Transport Infrastructure Project for Western Africa. The ECOWAS Commission ensures the implementation of the technical studies and related activities. These large-scale engineering studies, coupled with the development of a construction strategy and motorway operating procedures through PPP, are complex services to handle by contracting authorities and involve significant budgets. Furthermore, three Design and Engineering (D&E) firms are contracted to carry out the technical studies, dividing the corridor into three lots and requiring strong supervision to ensure effective coordination of the studies. Therefore, the aim of the Technical Assistance (TA) Services is to: (i) support the PIU with the diverse nature of studies being pursued under the Programme, (ii) serve as an interface with all stakeholders, (iii) support ECOWAS in anticipating urgent actions, and (iv) take the necessary decisions regarding technical, legal and financial expertise to allow ECOWAS and the authorised agencies of Member States to effectively manage all phases of each service component provided for in the 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.
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