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Opportunities for PPP’s in Africa and the Middle East

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa was working on aligning infrastructure capacity with its growing economy and population. With balance sheets decimated by the impact of COVID-19, African and Middle Eastern governments have limited options to fund much needed critical infrastructure. ”People first” sustainable and resilient PPP’s is potentially an effective solution to developing infrastructure with the Private sector bringing expertise and efficiency as well as much needed funding. 

Roundtable Event

ABiQ is hosting a 2-day roundtable event on 17th & 18th May 2021 in Dubai, UAE. The event focuses on best practices to successfully execute sustainable “people first” PPP projects across Africa and the Middle East.

The platform provides new entrants into Africa and the Middle East an opportunity to quantify substantial opportunities and learn about incentives, raising capital, regulation, and the application of standards & critical initiatives to meet immediate demand.

The Program

The program offer attendees insight into the following:

  • PPPs as a tool for development and achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Flexible PPP contracts that can address unexpected events such as COVID-19
  • Addressing technological innovation and technological obsolescence and how PPP projects can adapt
  • Creating the environment for PPP investors – market outreach and PPP pipelines
  • Requirements to formulise successful PPP’s – Hear from experts how a successful PPP should be structured with the minimum requirements and pitfalls to avoid.
  • A showcase of desired PPP projects in Africa and the Middle East – Hear from government and private sector entities about their projects
  • Private sector finance and its minimum requirements: Hear from investment funds what is required to reach financial closure.

17 May – Africa focus

  • Registration & Coffee
  • Key Note Speach
  • Session 1 – Panel discussion – PPP in post-pandemic Africa
  • Session 2 – Panel discussion – Requirements to reach financial close on PPPs
  • Session 3 – PPP Opportunities in Egypt
  • Session 4 – PPP Opportunities in Tunisia
  • Lunch
  • Session 5 – PPP Opportunities in Ethiopia
  • Session 6 – PPP Opportunities in Uganda
  • Session 7 – PPP Opportunities in Malawi & Namibia
  • Session 8 – PPP Opportunities in Liberia & Sierra Leone
  • Closing remarks

18 May – Middle East focus

  • Registration & Coffee
  • Key Note Speach
  • Session 1 – Panel discussion – Regulatory framework and legal requirements ensuring successful PPPs
  • Session 2 – PPP Opportunities in Saudi Arabia
  • Session 3 – PPP Opportunities in Oman
  • Session 4 – Successful delivery of complex PPPs
  • Lunch
  • Session 5 – PPP Opportunities in Qatar
  • Session 6 – Financing PPPs in the Middle East
  • Session 7 – PPP Opportunities in Bahrain
  • Session 8 – PPP Opportunities in Jordan
  • Closing remarks

Speakers

Zial Al Hayek
President
World Association of PPP Units and Professionals

Audrey Mwala
Head of 
Malawi PPP Unit

Mufti Ismail Desai
CEO and President
Global Islamic Financial Services

Rami Ghandour
CEO
Metito

Atter Hannoura
Head of
Egypt PPP Unit
Ministry of Finance

Atef Majdoub
Head of
Tunisia PPP Unit
Ministry of Finance

Rauna Mukumangeni
Head of
Namibia PPP Unit
Ministry of Finance

Dan Klinck
Founder & CEO
East African Power

David Baxter

Steering Committee member
WAPP

James Orehmie Monday
Founder and CEO
Africa Infrastructure Fund

Hugue Nkoutchou
Founder
Public Policy in Africa Initiative

Walid Madwar
Vice President BD
Metito Utilities

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