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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
Study on the national rural sanitation strategy (2013-2014)
The services involve developing a rural sanitation strategy and an action plan proposing appropriate sanitation technology for rural populations, taking account of suitable hygiene standards and the financial capacities of rural populations in terms of investment and maintenance.
More specifically, the Consultant will (i) carry out an exhaustive review of the state of affairs in terms of rural sanitation in Cameroon, (ii) define a rural sanitation strategy, and (iii) develop a costed action plan for the implementation of the strategic focuses and accompanying measures proposed. A national workshop will be organised for the strategy’s presentation and validation.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire)
Sectoral Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) (2013-2014)
The main objective of the Sectoral Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) within the framework of the PROMINES project is to identify the key environmental and social problems associated with mining development and the political, legal, regulatory and institutional adjustments required to include social and environmental considerations in the development of DR Congo’s mining sector.
Technical Assistance to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Climate Action Line of Credit - Phase 1 (2013)
The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to contribute to the Climate Resilience Strategy of the Caribbean Development Bank and its Borrowing Member Countries by building in-house capacity, knowledge and skills in the field of climate change. The programme aims to improve and speed up the use of funding from the Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) as well as climate resilience actions in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the CDB.
The present assignment will undertake a preliminary assessment identifying capacity building needs and the necessary operational policy improvements. It will also carry out a gaps and needs analysis of the CDB’s and BMCs’ climate resilience efforts, taking into account the multiple programmes and efforts ongoing in the region. Three projects in the investment pipeline will also be prepared and improved with a view to financing under the CALC.
French Development Agency
Technical support for the appraisal of projects eligible for the Debt Restructuring Agreement (2011-2013)
The services provided include:
- permanent technical assistance to the Debt Restructuring Agreement mechanism in Gabon through the project manager and forestry expert.
- the provision of expert teams to conduct feasibility studies on the projects proposed for the Debt Restructuring Agreement mechanism in line with the purchase orders from the Permanent Secretariat.
French Development Agency
Assam Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Project (2011-2012)
Technical assistance to the Forest Department of the State of Assam for the launch of the Assam Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Project, whose objectives are to: (i) protect biodiversity and combat climate change, and (ii) develop north-east Indian states, and more specifically the state of Assam. These objectives are to be achieved through the capacity building of the Forest Department, the strategic planning of forest management, and the promotion of the sustainable and participatory management of forest resources.
The specific objective of the technical assistance is to facilitate the Project’s start-up by supporting the establishment of the Project Management Unit.
Tanzania, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, multi- Africa, Senegal
Multinational study on education, hygiene and health in the context of rural water supply and sanitation (2011-2012)
Formulation of global, realistic, gender-specific strategic recommendations on the role of education on hygiene and health in access to drinking water supply and sanitation equipment and its use in the context of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative.
Long term technical assistance for the resettlement plan of the Kandadji Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme (KERNVDP) (2011-2015)
The Kandadji Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme (KERNVDP) involves building a dam and its related structures, providing support for the development of 45 000 ha of irrigated perimeters, and building a hydroelectric power plant. The programme's objective is to reduce poverty through natural regeneration, and by improving food security and covering energy requirements.
Its implementation will lead to the involuntary displacement of approximately 38,000 people and their resettlement on new sites.
The primary goal of the technical assistance is to support the Project Implementation Unit in the resettlement process for programme affected populations.
Technical assistance to the Directorate General of Water Resources of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (2011-2012)
1. Institutional support
1.1. Updating of the Water and Sanitation Master Plan
1.2. Strengthening of the institutional framework
1.3. Education, information, awareness raising, capacity building of the actors
2. Infrastructures: setting up of solar-powered drinking water supply systems
2.1. Identification studies
2.2. Bidding documents and signing of contracts
2.3. Pumping trials
2.4. Construction surveys and installation
2.5. Supervision of the works
3. Awareness raising on hygiene and sanitation
4. Specific training
5. Updating of the information system
6. Setting up of the monitoring & evaluation system
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