AFRICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING PPP EVENT

The background for the 6th Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Show Case could not have been better choreographed. The African Development Bank, who have supported the event since inception, returned to its statutory home – Abidjan after an absence following civil unrests there. At the same time, the government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire offered to host the event to coincide with this home-coming.

Special mention therefore has to be made of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, under whose auspices and patronage the event was organised. Joined by the president of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, H.E. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire presided over the official opening ceremony in which both under-scored the need for such an important meeting.

Attracting over three hundred (300) participants over a three day period, the event was preceded by a pre-conference training covering “The Legal Tool kit for PPPs”. Two days of conferencing then followed, featuring several presentations and two discussion sessions covering a wide range of topics on the subject.

A special thank you goes to the event sponsors for making this possible.

Considerable credit will go to our event resource personnel who enriched the conference with immense insightfulness only matched by their own erudite delivery. Also, to all the background staff who worked tirelessly often behind the scenes, including CNP-PPP and CEPICI, to whom we feel indebted to.

 

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James Shindi
APPP Project Manager

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