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INPUT 2006 - Investment promotion in Transport & Public Utilities (Water and Energy)

Central & West Africa, East Africa & Indian Ocean
Business activity : Energy, Transport & logistics, Water
Area of Excellence : Strategy implementationsTechnical Assistance

Project objectives :

  • To promote in the Transport and Public Utilities (Water and Energy) sectors in East Africa and Indian Ocean countries sustainable and environmentally friendly investment and inter-enterprise cooperation agreements in order to increase the competitiveness of the Region.
  • To support these sectors by promoting investment opportunities and enabling entrepreneurs to negotiate and possibly conclude partnership agreements.

Project implementation :

Phase 1 :

  • Profiling of most adapted  target participants and relevant projects ;
  • Development of sector studies in each 38 countries.

Phase 2 :

  • Identification of ACP participants, assessment and pre-selection project opportunities ;
  • Customized technical assistance to selected project promoters ;
  • Identification and mobilisation of EU and third countries potential partners ;
  • Projects' matching process between promoters and EU potential partners ;
  • Mobilisation of other relevant stakeholders from the EU and the ACP regions (Ministries, Chambers of Commerce, professional organisations, investment promotion agencies, internation financial institutions;
  • Organisation of promotional activities (press relases, brochures , website, newsletters, promotional séminars) ;
  • Preparation of a Regional Partnership Meeting (350 participants).

Phase 3 :

  • Organisation and monitoring of two partnership meetings : in Accra, Ghana, from 30 november to 2 december 2005 (350 participants from 43 countries), in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia,  from 7 to 9 June 2006 (550 participants from 45 countries);
  • Organisation of one-to-one meetings (500 BtoB meetings in Accra, 1 500 in Addis Abeba), thematic workshops, plenary sessions.

Phase 4 :

  • Analysis of tangible projects/partnerships fruitfully discussed during the meetings ;
  • Customized assistance to projects/partnerships (marketing studies, technical survey, HR advice, assistance to obtain further financial support, ...).

Client : Pro€invest-CDE   -   Funding : Commission Européenne-European Commission

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