Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop in Dakar
IISD organized a round table on the financial attractiveness of sustainable infrastructure in Dakar, Senegal.
The purpose of the round table was to present the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool methodology to the participants, as well as create opportunities for potential application on various infrastructure projects in Senegal, including public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
The workshop was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Mines and Geology of Senegal and with the financial support of UNCTAD and the Mava Foundation.
Some 23 participants from the following institutions attended the roundtable on January 18, 2018: Ministry of Mines and Geology; Société des Mines de Fer du Sénégal Oriental (MIFERSO); Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning; Ministry of Infrastructure; AGEROUTE Sénégal; Bureau opérationnel de Suivi du Plan Sénégal Emergent (BOS); Agence de Promotion des Investissements (APIX Sénégal); Senegal Chamber of Mines; Fondation MAVA; Partenariat Régional pour la Conservation de la zone côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest (PRCM); and Wetlands International.
SAVi is an innovative modelling tool developed by IISD's public procurement and sustainable infrastructure financing team. It assesses the financial attractiveness of a sustainable infrastructure project by monetizing risks and externalities related to social, environmental and economic aspects.
The IISD team also met with several stakeholders involved in infrastructure project planning, financing and deployment in Senegal. This resulted in a future workplan for Senegal consisting of capacity-building workshops on SAVi with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as pilot applications of SAVi on key PPP infrastructure projects in Senegal in the coming months.
4th UNECE International PPP Forum
IISD is pleased to participate in the three-day International Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Forum hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), taking place May 7–9, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sustainable Public Procurement Management at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
The purpose of this course is to enable participants to appreciate that sustainable public procurement is about making purchasing and investment decisions based on trade-offs.
Public Procurement as a Driver of Canada's Low-Carbon Economy and Cleantech Industry
IISD is co-hosting a workshop March 22 in Ottawa, Canada, highlighting how to ensure public procurement focuses on the best available technologies to meet public needs, rather than purchasing yesterday’s solutions.
Sustainable Infrastructure: Valuing the cost of risks
We are co-hosting an event March 19 alongside UNEP, the MAVA Foundation and the Geneva Environment Network to discuss our Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi).