In Lomé (Togo) ICEA begins in November 2018 a series of training of a team of agents of the water sector to the technico-financial model of the service in urban environment. With funding from AFD, 9 agents, from the TdE - the farmer -, SP EAU - the asset company - and the ARSE - the regulatory authority of the sector - will follow 4 weeks of training to enable them to understand, master and update the model. These sessions will be held over 3 consecutive years until 2020, with exercises to update the model in real-life situations.
The technical and financial model of the water service in urban areas was developed by our team in 2016, when the service tariff study was carried out. It is a complete financial simulation model, projecting by 2030, the term of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the water demand of all the centers of the current and future perimeter, the program of investments to meet this demand and the financial statements of the two companies established in 2014 as a result of the institutional reform of the sector. It calculates the average tariff ensuring the financial balance of the TdE, on the one hand, and the SP EAU, on the other hand. It has been designed to be a full-fledged decision support tool for strategic arbitrage in terms of service coverage, investment, financing and pricing.
This training in Lomé echoes the similar training conducted a few weeks earlier in the Paris premises of ICEA to a team of executives from the Société de Patrimoine des Eaux du Niger (SPEN), for the annual update of the model developed by ICEA.
Over the last fifteen years, several water companies in the sub-region have decided to adopt the techno-financial simulation model developed specifically by our team during studies: SONES in Senegal, ONEP in Côte d'Ivoire , ONEA in Burkina Faso, SPEN in Niger, SONEB in Benin and soon SOMAPEP in Mali. Today, they trust ICEA to help them update and evolve this decision support tool.