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AFRICA: Leveraging the existing regional energy infrastructure to improve internet connectivity in Mali, Mauritania and Senegal through private sector participation (Phase II)

This activity supports the Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali (SOGEM) in designing and implementing an innovative PPP model with a private wholesale operator to sell excess capacity of the OMVS/SOGEM fibre optic network. This is expected to help improve regional integration through enhanced connectivity between Mali-Mauritania-Senegal. The activity includes three components:

Component I- Preparation of international tender documents for the open access PPP model for the resale of excess capacity on the optical ground wire (OPGW) network (Setting up the environment for the PPP implementation. 

Component II- Assistance in effective implementation of the open access PPP model for resale of excess capacity on the OPGW network (Transaction Implementation).

Component III- Capacity-building and knowledge transfer.