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Public Private Partnership Workshop

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

| $500 – $1000

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From the Chairman

Public Private Partnership initiatives are on the rise today. With more demand for transportation services worldwide, governments are finding innovative ways to provide transport infrastructure. One way is by inviting private stakeholders to invest in infrastructure and by so doing partake in road infrastructure development. Recognizing this trend in private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road infrastructure is a logical first step. Next comes issues such as legal and legislative frameworks and different levels of risk associated with partnerships involving governments and private enterprises. Knowing the various actors and factors and how they interact in critical in the successful implementation of PPP initiatives. IRF workshops provide the needed know-how and expertise to navigate the complex world of PPPs. Ultimately these workshops will aid in building capacity of transport stakeholders who are well-equipped with the tools and skills to adapt to the changing dynamics of infrastructure financing.

Thank you for attending this IRF Workshop.

Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
IRF Chairman


With dwindling funds for infrastructure development, more governments and infrastructure providers are seriously considering the prospect of taking up Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Roads and surface transport are not excluded from this paradigm in infrastructure financing. This IRF PPP workshop in Victoria Falls will demystify some of the theories associated with PPPs by examining the whole concept and identifying the roles of different stakeholders to ensure the success of PPP initiatives in general. Ultimately the workshop will inform participants on how to obtain maximum return on investment from successful PPP strategies that will satisfy government, private sector partners and most importantly the public once implemented.

The workshop will provide an overview of PPP’s, key factors in its implementation, and the legal and risk parameters underlining PPPs. The workshop will also include hands-on exercises and team activities that will analyze the financial viabilities of sample PPP road projects. Finally examples will be drawn throughout the duration of the workshop on successful PPP initiatives in both emerging and developed economies.

This certified Public Private Partnership Workshop is being organized by the IRF and Podilla Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, Zimbabwe.

Course Outcomes

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  • Understand PPPs and their role in delivering infrastructure services
  • Identify various stakeholders for successful PPP implementation
  • Utilize tools to assess financial viability of PPP’s
  • Value the role of risk in PPP decision-making
  • Detail successes, challenges and pitfalls with different PPP case studies


Target Audience

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  • Highway and Road Professionals
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Consultants & Contractors
  • Service Providers
  • Financial Experts



Workshop participants are requested to confirm registration and payment by August 5th, 2016. Should you have any questions about the event or require assistance with the registration process, please contact Les Mills at lmills@IRF.global or Stieve Nyazorwe at +263776410324 or podillaventures@gmail.com.
Registration fee includes lunch, teas, refreshments and conference materials.

Payment Details

(for Zimbabwe delegates)

Podilla Ventures
CBZ Bank
Westgate Branch 


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A detailed agenda is available in the program, downloadable via the green 'Download Program' button to your right.

Wednesday, August 24

09:00Welcome and Introductions
09:30Introduction – African PPP Landscape
10:00PPP Definition, Rationale, & Structuring Options
11:00Coffee/Tea Break
11:15Key Guiding Principles
13:15Legal/Legislative Basis for PPPs
14:00Financial and Economic Feasibility Assessment
15:00Coffee/Tea Break
15:15-16:30Risk Assessment

Thursday, August 25

09:00Risk Allocation and Mitigation Measures
09:45Hiring and Managing Transaction Advisors
10:15The Role of Financial Modelling in the Business Case
10:45Coffee/Tea Break
11:00Social and Environmental Impact Assessments
11:30Managing the Business Case Phase
13:30Introduction to Project Finance
14:30Developing a PPP Procurement Strateg
15:30Coffee/Tea Break
15:45-16:30PPP Unsolicited Proposals

Friday,August 26

09:00Structuring the PPP Performance Mechanism
10:00Quantifying Fiscal Commitments and Contingent Liabilities
10:45Coffee/Tea Break
11:00Managing a PPP Contract
11:30Managing the Third “P” – Disputes and Resolutions
13:30Group Exercise
14:45Coffee/Tea Break
15:00-16:30Completion of Group Exercise




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