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The Developing & Financing Infrastructure Projects Course is designed for Aspiring Infraprenuers seeking to improve thier project finance knowledge and are involved in the Large Scale Infrastructure Projects.

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Understand the fundamentals of Limited Resource Finance based developments for the Private and Public Sector Projects.

Appreciate how the mechanisms in making project bankable to protect the creditors and become investable.

Interpret each of the risks to determine their severity and potential impact on the transaction structure.

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    Module 1 - Introduction
    • Introducing the Africa Infraprenuers Programme
    • Course Introduction
    • Key Things to Note
    Module 2 - Overview of Project Finance
    • Introduction to Project Finance
    • Project Finance Vs Traditional Loan
    • Merits & Demerits of Project Finance Deals
    • Participants in Project Finance Deals
    Module 3 - Principles of Risk Allocation
    • Introduction to Principles of Risk Allocation
    • Commercial Risks
    • Macroeconomic/Financial Risk
    • Political & Regulatory Risk
    • Force Majeure Risk
    Module 4 - Contract Mechanics in Project Finance
    • Contract Mechanics in Project Finance
    • Concept of Guarantee
    • The Importance of Guarantees in PF
    Module 5 - Understanding Project Development
    • Introduction to Project Development
    • Project Development Stages
    • Types of Project Finance Deals
    Module 6 - Introduction to Pre-Financing Stage
    • Introduction to Pre-Financing Stage
    • Importance of Finance Model Development
    • Key Financing Concepts for Infrapreneurs
    • Brickstone Bankability Framework
    Module 7 - Brickstone Project Bankability Framework
    • Importance of Bankability
    • Brickstone Bankability Framework
    Module 8 - Achieving Bankability: Predictable Cashflow
    • Understanding Predictable Cashflow and Project Sectors
    • Introduction to Offtake Agreements
    • Introduction to Concession Agreements
    • Risk Management in Offtake and Concession Agreements
    • Case Study Session
    Module 9 - Achieving Bankability: Construction & Operations
    • Understanding Fixed Construction Delivery
    • Construction Life Cycle
    • Construction Arrangements
    • Risk Management in Construction Arrangements
    • Key Provisions for Construction Delivery
    • Operations: Fuel Supply & O and M
    Module 10 - Achieving Bankability: Governance & Sustainability
    • Understanding Governance & Sustainability
    • Project Governance
    • Introduction to Sustainability
    • Climate Considerations in Infrastructure Projects
    • Adaptation and Resilience Strategies
    • Small-scale Mitigation Measures
    • Conclusion on Climate Considerations
    • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
    • Introduction to Environment Social and Governance
    • Introduction to Equator Principles
    • ESG and Bankability
    • Project Finance and UN SD Goals

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      Connect with other Infrapreneurs

      The African Catalyst is focussed on bringing entrepreneurs and investors together to create exciting new partnership. We aim to help Infraprenuers to scale their business and connect with right investors at the right stage of business.

      Entereprenuers understand the bigger your network the more doors you open! The meetups & Forum provides the avenue the funding community (i.e private equity, investment companies, fund managers etc) needs by enabling our them to connect with entreprenuers in their sectors of interest to share their ideas, business insights, and experiences. Helping both entrepreneurs and investors along the path to success.

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      Course Leader

      Femi Awofala is the Founder/CEO of Brickstone Africa, a Project Accelerator firm with strong competence in early stage project development and advisory for large industrial and infrastructure projects. See more at

      Femi has over 20 years experience advising Companies and Governments on Large Scale private Infrastructure investments and has lead teams in executing project/structured financings in Industrial and Infrastructure space in Africa. Femi was a Vice President at Travant Capital (now Alpha African Advisory), a private equity and investment advisory firm which raised and partially deployed a US$107m private equity fund. Femi was also an investment banking lead with Vetiva Capital Management Limited and ARM Investment Mangers where he lead teams on the advisory, structuring and management of more than $1 billion in public and private offerings of debt/quasi-equity/equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions for corporations and governments in Nigeria for over 7 years.

      Prior to joining Vetiva Capital Management Limited, he was at the ARM Investment Mangers and was part of the private equity real estate team and he was responsible for managing due diligence activities, structuring and coordinating of potential investments and financings among co-investors.

      Mr. Awofala has an MBA from the Lagos Business School, Pan–Atlantic University, Lagos. He was lately the Facilitator and Head, Mining & Manufacturing Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).

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      Developing Infrastructure Projects

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      African Catalyst Resources 1009107677 Keystone Bank

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