DATES: APR 2-13, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950   
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview


This seminar explores the key steps to creating bankable power projects, with a focus on renewable energy. This seminar will be held concurrently and share some sessions with the “Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing” seminar.  Read more...

 
Course Outline

 

Introduction to the Power/Renewable Energy Market and Technologies; Current Trends and Developments.

 

Project Lifecycle

  • Project assessment, identification and preparation
  • Project development context

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Source of Funding

  • External Assistance and multilateral development agencies
  • Project finance

Financing and Approval

  • Public or private ownership
  • Role of PPP laws and regulations

 

Risk Analysis

  • Country
  • Financial
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Technical and project specific

 

Sustainability

  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) considerations

 

Power Sector Fundamentals

  • Power purchase agreements
  • Tariffs
  • Procurement issues; Auctions
  • Interconnection and permitting
  • Power financing

 

Specific Issues for Renewable Energy Project

 


Course Advisors

Don De Amicis - is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute.  He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

 

 

DATES: MARCH 26 - MARCH 30, 2018      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

 



Overview

 

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

 

Course Outline

  • Negotiation and conflict styles
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Process and key stages of negotiation
  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more
  • Techniques and skills
  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics
  • Overcoming impasse
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

Course Advisor

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

DATES: MAR 5-9, 2018      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

  

  

 

 

Overview

The e-Government Procurement seminar explores the concept, objectives, supporting policies and procedures of e-Procurement within the broader e-Government context. The program will highlight best practices and features as well as errors to avoid, and analyze various options in the implementation of e-Government Procurement based on the experience of several countries, depending on the different scope and levels of complexity of e-Government systems.

The seminar explores the advantages and challenges in the implementation of e-Procurement systems, the underlying institutional and legal frameworks, the diverse procurement methods and procedures commonly utilized in e-Procurement systems and their fitness in procuring various categories of procurement (goods, works, consulting and non-consulting services) depending on risks, market, and complexity, as well as the technical aspects of the related IT platforms on which e-Procurement Systems rely. Participants are expected to fully engage in class discussions, case studies and group exercises.

Course Outline

 

1. Defining e-Government Procurement – Strategy and mid and long term planning

2. Legal and institutional frameworks

3. Options and examples from developed and developing countries

4. Short case studies: comparing examples with a given country situation

5. Specific Procurement methods and procedures adapted to the use of E-Procurement systems

• Open competitive bidding

• Electronic Reverse Auction

• Framework  Agreements

• e-Catalogs

6. Pros and cons: what is the best fit for various categories of procurement depending on risks, market and complexity?

• Goods

• Works

• Consultants

• Non-consulting services

7. Technical aspects

8. Case study

9. Debriefing

 

Course Advisors

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer specialized in procurement whose career focus has been in international development, capacity building and governance-related issues. She held various senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She also worked at the World Bank, with a prominent international law firm, and headed the Washington office of an international consulting firm. Sabine has been involved in high-profile initiatives with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to strengthen country procurement governance. Today Ms. Engelhard consults for different international organizations. She is an independent expert with the United Nations (UN) Award-Review Board, advising on procurement challenges resolution. She is a course advisor and a lecturer at the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington DC, and lectures in the Procurement Master’s Program of the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO) in Turin, Italy. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in Law, International Relations, and European Studies.

DATES: FEB 26 - MAR  16, 2018      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $5950      
         

 

  

  

  

  

Overview

The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.

Course Outline



Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

National Procurement Laws and Institutions

  • Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
  • UNCITRAL model law
  • Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption

International Procurement

  • Policies and procedures of international financial institutions such as the World Bank, AfDB, ADB, IDB, etc.

Procurement Planning

  • Role and objectives
  • Policy and institutional aspects
  • Project cycle: procurement issues
  • Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
  • Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring

Selection of Consultants

  • Procedures of IFIs
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals
  • Contracts: lump sum, time-based

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

  • Objectives, principles, and key features
  • The bid package: preparation and scheduling
  • Bid advertising and prequalification
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Bid examination, evaluation, and award

Other Methods of Procurement

  • Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
  • Direct purchase, shopping
  • Internet bidding, electronic procurement
  • Green Procurement
  • Versatile and adaptive procurement

Contract Administration

  • Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Performance-Based Contracting

Course Advisor

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

 

 

DATES: MAR  19 - MAR 30, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Leadership and Management in International Development; and Negotiations in International Development. Participants in this course will receive two certificates indicating completion of each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two descriptions above or in the ILI Brochure. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.