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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 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.
French Development Agency
Feasibility study and environmental and social impact assessments of the FORSUN project: 20 MW photovoltaic solar power plant and strengthening of the distribution network in Benin (2020-2021)
The aim of this Technical Assistance mission is to strengthen the electricity sector in Benin as well as to foster the development of renewable energies via three main components. The first consists of the production of a preliminary design, detailed preliminary design, and detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), as well as the drafting of bidding documents for the extension, densification and strengthening of the LV and MV grid in urban and rural areas. The second aims to increase the share of solar power in the electricity through the production of a preliminary design, detailed preliminary design and ESIA, as well as drafting of bidding documents of the DEFISSOL solar power plant extension (+20 MW). The third and final component consists of the drafting of two generic documents intended for use on all the electrification projects of the Beninese Electricity Company (SBEE): an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) as well as a Resettlement Plan Framework.
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.
French Development Agency
Feasibility study of a technical and vocational education and training support project (2016)
The objective of the services was to study the feasibility of a technical and vocational education and training support project funded by the AFD and implemented by the MESTRIJ.
The project focused on:
- enhancing technical and vocational training establishments’ capacity to take on students;
- strengthening the quality of vocational training to ensure better employability.
French Development Agency
Technical assistance to the National Agency for Agricultural and Food Statistics (ANASA) – Project for support in agricultural statistics and the implementation of an agricultural land roadmap (2020-2024)
This technical assistance to ANASA aims to support the implementation of component 1 of the Support to agricultural statistics and land (ASAF) programme, i.e. ‘to support Guinea in the relaunch/redevelopment of sustainable statistical information systems in the rural sector'. The specific objectives (SO) are:
SO1: Institutional strengthening of the sector’s structures and coordination;
SO2: Establishment of the methodological bases for regular, quality statistical production;
SO3: Establishment of the sector’s baselines through the development of the National Agriculture and Livestock Census (RNAE);
SO4: Relaunch/establishment of a system for annual business and consumer surveys.
Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger
Market analysis and feasibility study for the implementation, exploitation and financing of railway connections between Cotonou-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Abidjan, and simplified and detailed technical studies on the Cotonou-Parakou section (2011-2013)
Technical and economic study of the railway connection between the capitals of two enclosed ECOWAS countries (Ouagadougou, Niamey) and their sea trading ports (Abidjan, Cotonou).
Simplified and detailed technical studies of the Cotonou-Parakou connection and preparation of bidding documents for the rehabilitation works. Support in structuring the funding dossier, based on the economic and financial analysis of the rehabilitation of the railway sections.
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