The Government of Swaziland, through the Ministry of Finance and the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) and with the support of the ACP Business Climate Facility (BizClim) organised a one-week event on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), consisting of a one-day conference and a four-day intensive training programme, from July 16 to 20, 2012.
These workshop proceedings summarise the presentations and discussions.
The conference aimed at raising awareness of a wide range of stakeholders about the current situation of PPPs and about opportunities and potential future developments in Swaziland. It also served as a platform for the launch of the SADC PPP Network in Swaziland.
The purpose of the training programme was to strengthen the capacity of Swaziland Government and SIPA, as well as that of relevant ministries and government agencies of other African countries, for the formulation, development and management of PPP projects. The workshop should also help Swaziland in developing its own PPP model and procedures by providing practical tools and taking best practices from other countries as a model.
The event was attended by more than 80 participants, both representatives of relevant ministries/institutions and companies in Swaziland and experts from the COMESA region, who provided regional experiences.