NEWS

Please see the programmes page in the capacity building section of the website for summaries of CIID's approach to improving implementation capability and our programmes in infrastructure sectors

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Financing PPP contracts in economically-challenged countries David Wright, CEO of CIID, and Ian Rogers, Founding Director of AF Consulting consider the financing of PPP contracts in economically-challenged countries

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CIID speakers at the 2015 PPPAmericas Conference to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay on April 14th and 15th, 2015

The 2015 PPPAmericas Conference will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay on April 14th and 15th, 2015. The link is http://www.fomin-events.com/pppamericas/2015/web/en-index.php

CIID is proud that its Chief Executive, David Wright, been invited to be a member of the panel for the session entitled "Avoiding White Elephants when Identifying and Selecting Projects". He has also been invited to moderate the session entitled "Using PPP to improve Correctional Facilities". CIID is delighted also that one of our Jamaica Associates, Ms Jeanette Calder, has been invited to be a panel member of the session entitled "Reaching Greater Accountability in the PPP Process.

The event is organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Group), with the support of the National Development Corporation (CND) of Uruguay.

PPPAmericas 2015 will focus on scale and credibility: taking Public-Private Partnerships to the next level in Latin America and the Caribbean by improving project preparation and sustainability.

PPPAmericas is the leading conference in Latin America and the Caribbean on public-private partnerships in infrastructure and basic services. Public-private partnerships or "PPPs" are longterm, performance-based contracts under which governments hire private companies to finance, design, build, operate, and/or maintain what are traditionally public infrastructure projects.

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The CIID Newsletter Issue 1, 2015 is available as a free download, with information about recent events, and a review of our forthcoming workshops and activities.

To receive our newsletter regularly by email, please contact us at contact@comiid.org

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CIID announces the following workshops in Jamaica and London

13th April 2015
Introduction to PPP in Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica

14th-15th April 2015
Governance and Leading Responsibly
Kingston, Jamaica

16th April 2015
How to Identify Good PPP Projects
Kingston, Jamaica

11th-12th May 2015
Good Governance and Leadership
London, UK

26th May 2015
Writing PPP Business Cases
Kingston, Jamaica

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CIID has launched its 2015 Course Calendar. The 2015 programme includes much-needed workshops on Public Private Partnerships and global good practice in specialist topics including project identification, business case development, funding, contract management and project management.

Our calendar contains infrastructure sector workshops in solar energy; water and waste water management; solid waste management; and tourism and hospitality management. It also includes a workshop designed for government departments on governance and leading with integrity.

All workshops are designed and delivered by subject specialists from the CIID team.

A detailed calendar has been prepared for Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean Region, and similar programmes are planned for India, Africa and other Commonwealth regions.

CIID is an Approved Centre for the ILM Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management. Professionals and organisations from both public and private sectors can enrol in CIID's workshops and longer programmes.

Please follow this link to download the CIID 2015 Calendar.

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In response to requests from client organisations, CIID is preparing workshops and longer courses in Governance and Leading with Integrity to be offered in 2015. In due course these programmes will lead to an external recognised qualification. Find out more
On 8 December, David Wright, CIID Chief Executive, attended the Anguilla Annual Parliamentary reception hosted by the Chief Minister, the Honourable Hubert Hughes and Fiona Mactaggart, MP. During the reception, he had discussions with the Chief Minister and senior Anguilla government officials on CIID's contribution to the development of implementation capability in project development and delivery. Find out more

David Wright, CEO of CIID, completes latest visit to Jamaica

In October, David continued his regular visits to Jamaica, advising Jamaican Government agencies on identification and implementation of PPP projects across a spectrum of sectors.

Exciting opportunities continue to be identified.

As well as expansion of the Norman Manley International Airport and the Kingston Container Terminal projects, we are working with various Agencies of Government on other potential PPP projects. Renewable energy projects are being developed to help reduce Jamaica's dependence on imported oil: this is a specialism of CIID and we are using our expertise on solar energy and waste to energy projects. Tourism projects are being explored to increase the attractiveness of Jamaica as a major tourist destination and to improve the earnings of local communities. And a significant local authority project is being worked up: this will transform the centre of one of Jamaica's largest towns. Find out more

David Wright, CEO of CIID, visits Guyana

In October, David participated in an Inter-American Development Bank mission to Guyana. The Government of Guyana want to access David's experience in Jamaica to help develop their nascent PPP programme. There are many challenges and David will use his experience in Jamaica and elsewhere to establish consensus. He will be working with the President of SRS Inc., with whom CIID have a strategic alliance, to carry out a stakeholder analysis and, taking into account that analysis, draft a PPP policy and procedures that will command maximum support. Find out more

Following the visit to Jamaica in February 2014 by David Wright, CEO of CIID, and Dr Geoffrey Clements, CIID Chairman, CIID has signed an MoU with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus Jamaica. UWI is the Caribbean's premier higher education institution, and the agreement between CIID and UWI is to work together to assist development in infrastructure sectors in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Find out more
On 16 October, Dr Geoffrey Clements, CIID Chairman, attended the conference "India and the Diaspora; Partners in Growth" conference in London. During the conference, he had discussions with Indian government officials and senior representatives from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on CIID's contribution to the development of implementation capability in renewable energy and the implementation of global standards in skills training. Find out more

EVENTS

Caribbean symposium on renewable energy, Kingston, Jamaica

CIID and the University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica have agreed to jointly host a two-day symposium on renewable energy. The event will include speakers from CIID and UWI, and other experts in renewable energy. The focus of the event will be explore mechanisms to increase the deployment of renewable energy in Jamaica and across the Caribbean, and to contribute to the energy self-sufficiency programmes of the governments of Caribbean nations.

This event is for officials from relevant ministries, companies in the renewable energy sector, professionals and students. Find out more

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