The International Project Financing Association (IPFA), in collaboration with the National Treasury of Kenya’s PPP Unit will hold the first edition of training sessions in East Africa on November 9-11 2015 at KPMG offices, Nairobi. The training aims to give attendees a basic toolkit of knowledge and reference materials to enable them to understand the PPP process and the roles of key stakeholders.


The inaugural session will discuss relevant organization structures, effective regulation, enabling legislation and risk management techniques used in Project Finance and PPP projects. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Project Finance, negotiating techniques and ways to successfully implement Project Finance deals. The training will be led by industry experts and will include detailed course materials, with interactive discussions, working groups and case studies.

The key issues in the Project Agreements and Financing documents will be covered in the two day course. An optional third day is available for those delegates who wish to understand the various agreements in more detail and for practitioners involved in the detailed negotiation of the terms.

PPP Unit in Kenya is a specialized Unit within the National Treasury established under section 8 of the PPP Act 2013.  The Unit is responsible for the systematic coordination of all the PPP projects review and approval process, geared towards promoting the flow of bankable, viable and sustainable projects that further the National Policy on PPP. It is the specific responsibility of the PPP Unit to assist each contracting authority to identify, select, appraise, approve, negotiate and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle.

In September, IPFA held an event to enlighten private investors from neighbouring regions. Delegates, government stakeholders and financial institutions attended the event as it discussed the importance of investing in mega projects specifically the LAPSSET (Lamu Port South-Sudan Ethiopia Transport).

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