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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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Recruitment of a consultant for the implementation of an accreditation and quality management system for technical education and vocational training (2021-2023)
The objective of the service is to develop and implement a national accreditation and quality management system for TVET institutions, in collaboration with the TVET State Secretariat.
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.
Project management assistance for the extension, reinforcement and densification of the distribution networks of component 2 of NELACEP (2021-2024)
The general objective of the Niger Electricity Access project (NELACEP) is to increase access to electricity for households in order to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of populations in urban and rural areas. Component 2 of this project involves the extension and reinforcement of the distribution networks (medium and low voltage) in Niamey, in the chief towns of Niger's regions and electrification in rural areas.
Within the framework of this project, SOFRECO is carrying out the Project Management Assistance on behalf of the NIGELEC company.
Feasibility study for the regional mining hub project (2020-2021)
The general objective of the mission was to conduct a feasibility study to define the conditions and modalities for the establishment of a regional mining hub in Senegal.
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.
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.
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.
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