Project Models

FDI MODEL FOR INVESTING IN AFRICA INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRIES

A simplified Credit Rating Mechanism for Africa Water and Energy Infrastructure Industries. ACMIRS initiative to enable the private sector, the public sector, and development partners have an alternative look at evaluating risk-return trade-off in Africa and how this new dispensation would change the FDI flow in Africa infrastructure industries. With the hindsight that most African businesses are not credit rated, the model establishes a simplified credit rating mechanism followed by benchmarking energy and water infrastructure enterprises using risk-return combination. The purpose is to assess causal-effect relationship of risk-return on global capital investment (FDI) in Africa using WACC, CAPM and EBITA.

MODEL FOR AFRICA SEA PORTS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Nippon Foundation in an effort to understand and improve the conditions under which seafarers operate created a fellowship at the Cardiff University Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), and invited investigation proposals that are Maritime based to promote the fellowship. In response ACMIRS identified two critical Seaports performance parameters viz. “wait time at anchorage” and “birth productivity-moves per hour”. Data for each of the parameters was collected on nine African Seaports in eastern, southern, and western Africa, and linked to the organization learning arising out of the port reforms. In developing this model ACMIRS isolated port reforms with organization learning content, and with ability to cause an improvement in Seaports technical and financial performance. In essence the intervention intended to reduce the amount of time Seafarers spend idle at the Africa Seaports and ultimately reduce the exposure to occupational hazards.

PPP MODEL FOR AFRICA PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND PRISONS

The status of public run Hospitals and Prisons in Africa is dismal. The capacity and facilities provided are overwhelmed by the increasing demand for services, and the management process requires transformation. A new dispensation in social infrastructure development and management is urgently required to create partnerships that leverage the synergies of the Public-Private partnership and communities’ cooperation. These synergies could be achieved within a framework that enables the private sector to harness the required returns on investment, while at the same time supports the public sector and government mandate to provide the services derived from the Hospital and Prison Infrastructure by the communities. The ACMIRS model addresses the following core areas: