Project Development & Finance in Africa

In Association with Africa Infrastructure Development Association (AfIDA), this programme is the first project development and finance course tailored to Africa. A practical training programme that combines course work, group discussions, case simulation, and mentorship.


May 25

Project Development & Finance in Africa – Cairo, Egypt

Delivered in-person from 9:00am to 5:00pm
May 25 - May 28
Jun 26

Project Development & Finance in Africa – Nairobi, Kenya

Delivered in-person from 9:00am to 5:00pm
June 26 - June 29
Oct 12

Project Development & Finance in Africa – Cape Town, South Africa

Delivered in-person from 9:00am to 5:00pm
October 12 - October 15

This course has been designed to help participants develop practical skills in project financing and project development in an African context. Candidates will gain a good understanding of the basics of project finance, and practice approaches to apply these in their project development and project finance work.

Starting with a thorough review of the key principles, our Project Development & Finance in Africa course provides the perfect introduction to the practical application of qualitative risk identification & mitigation; financial risk analysis; debt and equity structuring; project finance documentation; and project development considerations.

Using specifically-designed case studies to consolidate understanding of transaction review; financial model sensitivity analysis; debt sizing; and financial structures; project development, this course provides an overview of how project financing techniques can be applied to each of the core project finance sectors in Africa.

On completion of the course candidates will have a clear and practically-orientated understanding of:

  • Project Development practices – a road-map and tools for managing risk
  • The motivations and risk appetites of debt and equity providers in project-financed transactions – the risk factors they focus upon and how they assess them;
  • How the “bankability” of a project can be enhanced through appropriate risk mitigation and allocation;
  • How economic models are used to create, optimise and stress-test investments, and to balance the interests of investors and lenders;
  • The loan documents which govern a project financing and how they interface with the other project documents, such as offtake agreements, construction contracts, supply agreements and insurance arrangements; and
  • The issues that generate most debate between project sponsors and lenders – and how they can be resolved.

The course will be delivered in-person by one of CCC Training’s project finance practitioners alongside project development specialists from AfIDA .

Candidates also have the option of participating in 3 x 2.5 hour on-line follow-up sessions, to be held once a month for three months following the training week.