PPP Strategies, Methods, and Project Structuring, Part I - The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships® a Tetra Tech Company

PPP Strategies, Methods, and Project Structuring, Part I

Location: Sigelege Beach Resort Sanga Bay Beach, Salima, Malawi
Date: December 6 - 9, 2021
Tuition: $3,000*
Registration Code: P100-1-211206-SYC-MWI-I1
CEUs: 3.0


Join Sycamore Consult and the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships® (IP3) at Malawi’s beautiful Sigelege Beach Resort for an intensive four-day PPP training event!

Course Dates

  • Monday 6 December 8:00-17:30 CAT
  • Tuesday 7 December 8:00-17:30 CAT
  • Wednesday 8 December 8:00-17:30 CAT
  • Thursday 9 December 8:00-17:30 CAT

Meet the Instructor

Audrey Mwala

Managing Director

Sycamore Consult & Credit  Limited

Mrs. Audrey Mwala is a Fellow Charted Management Accountant (CIMA) UK, a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist (IP3) USA, a Certified Project Finance Specialist (IP3) USA, and a certified PPP expert by APMG International (USA) She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (BCOM) and a Master of Business Administration. 

She has 24 years of experience in business administration, economic development through providing financial advisory services for the development of large infrastructure projects on a PPP basis in various sectors such as Energy, Toll Roads, Water, Aviation, Real estate (Students Accommodation, Office building), Game Reserves, Railways, Marine, ICT, Port Cargo clearing Centre, Petroleum storage facilities, including the financial sector.

Program Description

This course begins with an introduction to PPP definitions and terminology, project design, and implementation, illustrating the basic framework for executing PPP projects. Participants receive an overview of PPP procurement, project structuring, and an introduction to project finance and the core elements of PPP bankability.

We then look at the four-phase PPP project cycle, as described by The World Bank (project identification and screening, feasibility analysis, transaction, and contract management), and break down the first two stages.

Students will prepare to navigate outcomes faced in risk distribution and the inherent effects it introduces for both the government and the private sector. In addition, this course will explore types of public-sector risk-sharing, appropriate mitigation strategies in the contract phase, and managing risk through the completion of the project.

Through case studies and practical activities, participants will gain knowledge and skills that will enable them to identify and screen projects that may be suitable for PPP delivery and appreciate and understand the analyses necessary to prepare a project for successful PPP procurement.

Participants will build the toolkit they need to begin the process of implementing public-private partnerships. They will also explore the distinctions between financing for and funding of PPP projects while considering risk allocation, the government’s willingness to share risks, and the impacts on its financial interests.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify best practices in the conduct of financial, economic, and technical feasibility studies
  • Compare various procurement options
  • Understand the legal and financial models associated with PPPs
  • Utilize practical criteria for screening and evaluating projects for PPP suitability
  • Conduct PPP project due diligence to gain familiarity with project characteristics and restraints
  • Describe the design and implementation of a PPP program
  • Understand the risks and risk allocation methodologies associated with PPPs
  • Understand the process of determining value-for-money (VfM) and risk analysis
  • Critically interpret feasibility analyses to determine whether or not to advance a project to the procurement stage
  • Assess government risk exposure in a PPP contract and potential effects if issues are not resolved

Who Will Benefit

  • National, regional and local government officials
  • Contract officers/regulatory commissioners
  • Senior officials from PPP or privatization units
  • Public service, utility managers, executives, and legal experts
  • Staff of bilateral and multilateral international organizations

*Tuition includes course only; does not include travel and lodging

Become a Certified Public-Private Partnership Specialist

Completion of PPP Strategies, Methods, and Project Structuring Part I is a contributing factor in obtaining IP3’s PPP Specialist Certification.

This program provides an introduction to the core body of knowledge in public-private partnerships taught by IP3, creating a world-class standard in PPP skills development.

Certification requirements include 24 CEUs and successful completion of a PPP Specialist exam.

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