Heading: IRF-GhIE Workshop on Public Private Partnerships
Date: 6-8 June 2016
Venue: Engineers Centre, Accra
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 Accra 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.
· 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
· Highway and Road Professionals
· Government Agencies
· Private Consultants & Contractors
· Service Providers
· Financial Experts
Instructor: Cesar Queiroz
Cesar Queiroz, former World Bank Highways Adviser, is now a consultant on roads and transport infrastructure with the World Bank and several agencies and countries. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships in infrastructure, road maintenance, financing, management and development, performance-based contracts, improving governance, quality assurance and evaluation, research, teaching and training. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several positions with the World Bank, including Lead Highway Engineer and Principal Highway Engineer. Prior to joining the WB, Cesar was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas, a M.Sc. in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Cesar has published two books and more than 130 papers and articles. His recent assignments include infrastructure advisory services and related training in Russia, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Philippines, China, Uganda, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Paraguay, Laos, Botswana, Senegal, Sweden, Mozambique and Norway. He was a professor of transportation engineering at the Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering in Rio de Janeiro from 1983-1986. He has lectured on private participation in infrastructure at George Washington University since 1996, and since 2007 at the International Law Institute. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
His specialties include Public-private partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure, competitive selection of concessionaires, road management and development, implementation of performance-based road maintenance contracts, port reform and rehabilitation, improving governance, quality assurance and evaluation, research, teaching and training.