Developing and Financing Infrastructure Projects

Developing and Financing Infrastrucure Projects

The Developing & Financing Infrastructure Projects Course is designed for Aspiring Infraprenuers seeking to improve thier project finance knowledge and are involved in the Large Scale Infrastructure Projects.

The open enrollment online course is one the Pre-Accelerator programmes to join the Brickstone Infrastructure Acceleration Programme (“Brickstone InfraLAB”) .Brickstone InfraLAB  was designed for the African Infrapreneur developing projects but lack the knowledge of basic limited recourse financial principles in making the deal happen.

This course is designed for  Infraprenuers with ongoing projects  with little or limited project finance knowledge but who are trying to advance their projects into Financial Closure. Brickstone believes it is also important for Project Promoters to have a solid grasp of basic project finance awareness in order to agree with other project stakeholders and appreciate project finance principles that affect the value of their large scale projects

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Course Outline

The course provides important experience and practical examples in the following areas:

PART A - Developing Infrastructure Projects

Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Overview of Project Finance
Module 3 – Principles of Risk Allocation
Module 4 – Contract Mechanics in Project Finance
Module 5 – Understanding Project Development
Module 6 – Introduction to Pre-Financing Stage
Module 7 – Brickstone Project Bankability Framework
Module 8 – Achieving Bankability: Predictable Cashflow
Module 9 – Achieving Bankability: Construction & Operations
Module 10 – Achieving Bankability: Governance & Sustainability


PART B - Financing Infrastructure Projects

Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Key Concepts in Project Finance Deal Structuring
Module 3 – Understanding Project Finance Models
Module 4 – Project Finance Sectors
Module 5 – Key Concepts in Finance Documents
Module 6 – Introduction to Security Arrangements
Module 7 – Introduction to Direct Agreements
Module 8 – Credit Enhancement
Module 9 – Managing Due-Diligence
Module 10 – Post-Financial Close Activities



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Online Learning over 5 weeks. (Weekly Live Case Study Sessions on Thursday and Fridays, 12.00hrs to 14.00hrs (GMT +1) each day) NEXT COHORT STARTS: 29TH FEBRUARY 2024, 12.00 PM (GMT+1)
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DFIP Femi Femi Awofala
Founder & Lead Partner
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DFIP IbukunIbukun Faluyi
Managing Director
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DFIP BunmiBunmi Folayan
Principal Infrastructure Consultant
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DFIP AbbasAbbas Agbaje
Managing Director
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DFIP Desmond Desmond Ogba
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DFIP Boye Boye Fowora
Senior Planning Specialist,
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DFIP Kema Chinedu Kema
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DFIP Abbas Abbas Agbaje
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Faculty Profile 

Below is a  brief profile of the facilitators invited for the programme.

Femi Awofala, Founder & Lead Partner Brickstone Africa

Femi is the founder of Brickstone and has practical experience in advising companies and governments on private investments in energy , real estate and infrastructure, including structuring and executing project/structured financings and M&A transactions. He leads Brickstone’s Origination & Commercial advisory team in Energy, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Femi was an investment banking professional with Vetiva Capital Management Limited where he led teams on several M&A transactions, capital raisings programmes as well as structured/project financings of over $500 million. Prior to joining Vetiva Capital Management Limited, he was at the ARM Investment Managers and was part of the private equity real estate team and he assessed potential real estate investment opportunities

Femi has a first degree – B.Sc. Geology from University of Ibadan and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos Business School, Pan-African University. He was the Facilitator and Lead of the Mining –Manufacturing Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group.

Ibukun Faluyi, Managing Director,Vicinia Solutions Limited

Ibukun is an Innovative and result-oriented sustainability specialist with over eighteen years of development work and environmental management practice in Nigeria. This has provided her with the opportunity to support the development of public policies and regulation as well as deploy relevant tools to assist organizations to improve their environmental performance.

Have championed the application of numerous tools to enable the environmental and social safeguards for over 50 projects and supported about 20 different organization to improve their environmental performance in the last nine(9) years.

Key skills includes performing Environmental and Social Due Diligence, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Audit Reports (EAR), Cost Benefit Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Resource Management, Environmental Sensitivity Index, Environmental Management Plans, and Stakeholder Engagement etc.

Bunmi Folayan, Principal Infrastructure Consultant, CPCS

Bunmi is experienced providing a wide range of advisory and consulting services to government, and public and private sector clients on infrastructure projects including assignments related to project development strategies, restructuring of state-owned enterprises, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and privatizations. Successful completion of infrastructure related projects in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, USA, Mexico, Tanzania, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Bahamas and Aruba.

  • Deal Structuring and Financial Modelling for Infrastructure Projects: Completed multiple infrastructure-related financial models and analyses for a broad array of clients. Optimal deal structuring based on the results from financial, risk analysis.
  • Project Management: Experience leading teams on infrastructure projects encompassing project development, preparation, procurement, prioritization, improvements, evaluation, implementation and post-implementation monitoring.

Key Roles/Responsibilities: Manage/lead complex consulting projects; Manage internal and external project resources; Design, development and execution of client projects; New and follow-on business development identification; Maintain/improve client relationships; Delivery of on-schedule, on-budget, and profitable projects while maintaining high client satisfaction

Abbas Agbaje, Managing Director, ImpactCrest Consulting

Abbas is an environmental and social specialist with multisectoral experience related to environment, social risk assessment and management in Ghana and Nigeria. Trained by Environmental and Social (E&S) Specialists from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) and Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS), Abbas possesses in-depth knowledge of IFC Performance Standards and IFC Environmental and Social Review Procedures and had developed ESMS for a variety of clients.

With knowledge and technical expertise in providing a range of environmental services across industries and sectors, Abbas has conducted E&S Due Diligence and Independent E&S Monitoring and Audits for large scale infrastructure projects, applying international and country-specific E&S standards including the IFC Performance Standards, IFC EHS Guidelines, ILO Conventions, the Equator Principles, Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles, and country-specific legislation in Nigeria and Ghana.

Abbas is the Managing Consultant with ImpactCrest Consulting. He holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, and bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Desmond Ogba, Partner, Templars Law Firm

Desmond is a Partner in our Finance & Projects practice Groups. He holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University, graduated with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School, and has a Bachelor of Laws from Ebonyi State University.

Desmond has extensive experience advising project companies, sponsors, borrowers, banks, funds, multilateral finance institutions, export credit agencies, other financial institutions and corporates on diverse transactions including project finance, acquisitions and divestments, power projects and other infrastructure development, strategic investments, international capital markets issuances, corporate finance and alternative funding structures.

He is ranked in several international legal directories including IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession with clients and other independent sources describing him as “…a good problem solver and very client oriented”; “very effective… strong and bright”; ”one who delivers excellent work”; and “has a keen eye for the commercial objectives of a transaction”. Desmond has served as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review; as Vice-Chairman of the NBA Section on Business Law; and as a member of different technical committees of experts appointed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to advise its Banking, Finance, and Insurance Committee on much needed financial law reforms in Nigeria.

Adeboye Fowora, Senior Planning Expert, Starsight Energy

Adeboye Fowora is currently the Head of Site Operations at Starsight Energy. Prior to this, they were the Head of Project Management for West Africa at Standard Chartered Bank from February 2010 to October 2015. Adeboye was responsible for Program & Project Management during their time there.

From January 2007 to September 2008, they were the Senior Planning Manager at Mace Group. Adeboye then moved on to AFP Consulting for a brief period of time before becoming the Director at Adeoye Fowora & Partners, a civil & structural engineering design partnership for marine infrastructure, from August 2008 to February 2010.

In September 2005, they began working as a Senior Planning Consultant at EC Harris and was there until December 2006. Adeboye then became the Lead Planner at Laing O’Rourke Civil Engineering from January 2004 to September 2005. Their final role before joining Starsight Energy was as the Planning Manager at Bovis Lend Lease from January 2002 to January 2004.

Adeboye Fowora attended Kingston University, where they studied civil engineering. Adeboye then pursued a career in civil engineering and worked for Oxford Brookes University.

Chinedu Kema, Partner, Dentons ACAS-Law

Chinedu Kema was a Partner in the Energy and Project Finance practice group of Dentons ACAS-Law (formerly ACAS-Law), he is currently still acts as an Advisor/Consultant to the firm on a numebr of Assignments

Kema advises on diverse transactions and arrangements, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, licensing, and general corporate and commercial matters in the oil and gas, conventional energy, renewable energy and mining sectors. He also has extensive experience advising on different banking and finance matters, representing lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated lendings.

Kema is passionate about ensuring energy access, environmental protection, technology transfer and indigenous content development in Nigeria and has advised extensively on related transactions.



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