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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
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.
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.
Participatory evaluation of the capacities of the actors involved in implementing the sectoral programmes of the third Senegal-Luxembourg Indicative Programme for Cooperation (2013-2014)
The general objectives of the evaluation are to:
- Evaluate the accounting and financial planning, implementation, reporting/M&E and budget control capacities of the national partner institutions in the implementation of PIC III sectoral programmes;
- Evaluate the contracting capacities of the institutions in charge of public procurement and financing agreements with state partner organisations.
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.
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 for the implementation of FLEX programmes in Côte d'Ivoire (2013-2015)
The project’s objective is to support the preparation and efficient and effective implementation of the projects and programmes financed by FLEX 2006/2007 and FLEX 2008 funds. These funds, whose objective is to correct the negative effects of the instability of export revenues, finance support projects in the cotton sector and food-crop sector, as well as projects on land tenure and agricultural census. The consultants’ specific mission is to support the Ministry of Agriculture in terms of the planning, contract preparation, implementation and technical and administrative follow-up of the programmes and projects financed by FLEX funds.
Technical assistance for the implementation of the Programme to Support Public Finance Reform - Institutional Component (2015-2021)
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.
Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) of the mining sector in Mali (2020-2021)
Drafting of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) of the mining sector. The objective of the assessment is to systematically analyse the environmental and social risks associated with all initiatives (exploration, sectorial organisation, investment, planning, techniques, operations, economics, revenue management, etc.) of the mining sector at the country level and to propose general measures for guaranteeing the sector’s sustainability.
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