Public Private Partnership (PPP) is a long-term partnering relationship between the public and private sectors to deliver services. Through PPP, the public sector seeks to bring together the expertise and resources of the public and private sectors to provide services to the public at the best value for money. The critical need for the massive application of the PPP arrangements in resolving Nigeria’s huge infrastructural deficits cannot be over-emphasized. In many other countries, PPPs have been used to develop large transportation infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, transit systems, seaports and airports. They have also been used in other areas like power, water, wastewater and gas sectors, as well as for asset-based projects in health care, education, and defence. Examples of these countries include the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, the province of British Colombia, Canada, India, to mention a few.With the current state of dilapidated infrastructure in the Nigerian economy, and in a view to enhancing better economic development after 50 years of independence, it is hoped that the public and private sectors of the economy would seize the opportunities provided by evolving global partnerships to create enduring infrastructures and development in Nigeria.The programme shall critically analyze the adoption of PPP as a strategy in ongoing public sector reform with a view to finding solution to the critical challenges.
PPPs provide an opportunity to: • Improve Service Delivery• Improve cost-effectiveness• Increase investment in public infrastructure• Reduce public sector risk• Deliver capital projects faster• Better use of assetsThe participants shall be exposed to strategies that could facilitate PPP to succeed and to address the challenges to enhance the success of adopting PPP in the public sector. This is the raison d’etre for this workshop.
The aims and objectives of the Training Workshop are to highlight the prospects of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the transformation of economy. It is believed that sustainable national development can only be achieved through creating a synergy between the private and the public sectors of the economy as is the case in many countries of the world. The workshop will therefore serve as a forum for discussing the prospects of various PPP initiatives for enhanced economic productivity and national development.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This workshop is designed for policy makers, middle and senior level officers in the public sector. Infrastructural development organizations, organizations saddled with the responsibility of implementing Public Private Partnership.