What is the PPP PAUN?

What is the Public Private Partnership Project Advisory Unit (PPP PAUN) ?

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become increasingly widespread for the implementation of infrastructure projects in many countries throughout the world. The potential benefits are especially attractive in less developed countries where public funds for infrastructure development are clearly insufficient to satisfy demand. In recognition of this, many African countries, including the member states of the East African Community (EAC), are moving to create the necessary legislative and institutional framework to facilitate greater use of PPPs in infrastructure development.

In support of these developments, a substantial body of material is now available for the public sector on good practice in PPPs, and international institutions such as the World Bank and several donor organisations are providing technical assistance and support to governments in the area of PPP infrastructure projects. In comparison, there is very little support available to the private sector in African countries for their participation in PPP projects. As a result of this situation, it is very difficult for local businesses to participate in PPP projects and implementation contracts are generally awarded to large, multinational corporations. Thus the local private sector, though benefiting from the improved infrastructure that results from the project, is unable to gain any additional business directly and an opportunity for indigenous economic growth is lost.

There are substantial obstacles to participation of African SMEs in African PPP infrastructure projects. The potential of PPPs and how they work remains poorly understood, and there is a need for training to address this and to raise awareness. Understanding the idea of the sustainable private provision of public services as a risk-sharing partnership is critical. The establishment of a Public-Private Partnership Project Advisory Unit Network (PPP PAUN) across the EAC is helping to tackle this problem, by developing expertise to improve the capacity of the private sector in the EAC to participate in PPP infrastructure projects.

The PPP PAUN will raise awareness, build capacity and strengthen dialogue with government at local, national and supra-national levels. The network is based on the Chambers of Commerce in the five member countries of the EAC, with the lead PAU located at the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). The PPP PAU Network will help to build the capacity of existing Intermediary organisations, and help their members to participate in the profitable provision of infrastructure services.


Mombasa Workshop

After the PPP PAUN Project Implementation Technical Team completes its circular mission.


Team on Circular Mis...

The PPP PAUN Project Implementation Technical Team is on its third week on circular mission.




EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the Delegation Booking Form here, Exhibition Space Booking Form here, and the
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East Africa Trade Week 2018

In hosting the East African Trade Week 2018, our primary objective is to promote economic growth in the region and the continent, at large, through the network of Chambers of Commerce and business associations and to advance the East African Community (EAC) regional integration as well as Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union Commission (AUC), notably, the Boosting of Intra-African Trade (BIAT) to accelerate and deepen the con t's market integration by ensuring that we realize the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda. The continental chambers of commerce and industry, through the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are some of the key drivers of CFTA. The objective of the EATW 2018 is to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures in key sectors such as agriculture and agro-allied ventures, financial services, small and medium enterprises, textiles and infrastructure. It will institutionalize strategic economic partnership between the East African Community member States, rest of Africa and Globe. It is seen as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the rest of the Continent and East Africa with the rest of the globe for mutual benefits.  The target countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, in the Eastern Africa region. The EATW will also feature some national and regional project portfolios with regional investment and export trade opportunities that require international financing and partnerships. Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi. DATE: 3rd – 6th April, 2018. More information about this event will be posted soon.