October 2012

Issue No. 2

Welcoming Words



Mr Leo McKenna, Chairperson responsible for the International UNECE PPP Centre of Excellence


Dear Reader,
I would like to welcome you to the second of our newsletters concerning the development of UNECE's International PPP Centre of Excellence. The staff of the Secretariat, under the fine leadership of Mr. Geoffrey Hamilton, are working with the Bureau and the Team of Specialists, along with all of our friends and stakeholders, towards the continued Development of the International PPP Centre of Excellence. As Chair responsible for the Centre, I would like to set out the "direction of travel" for you. Read more here.


Mr Alexander Bazhenov, Director, PPP Centre, Vnesheconombank, the Russian Federation


He is one of the founding fathers of PPPs in the Russian Federation and he has promoted and supported the UNECE work on PPPs for a very long time.
Read all about this here

How will the International Centre of Excellence on PPP help you?




Mr Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief, Cooperation and Partnership Section, UNECE


A long time promoter of PPP within and outside of the UNECE. The International Centre of Excellence is a unique concept to dissemniate best practices by experts doing PPPs, says the Head of the UNECE PPP Secretariat.
Read all about it here


Contact details:Geoffrey.Hamilton@unece.org



Mr James Stewart, Chairman of Global Infrastructure Practice, KPMG


In his opening statement at "PPP Days 2012", hosted by UNECE in February 2012, he shared his extensive experience in infrastructure development. This global picture he shares with us is here.


Join us now

At National Level:
Set-up a Specialist Centre on a specific topic and join the ICoE community and benefit from our support and share knowledge with PPP experts around the world. For more information, please contact Mr Jan van Schoonhoven by e-mail.

Become a member of our Team of Specialists:
Join our unique network, share your experience, and contribute to the PPP work. Click to download the application form and send it back by e-mail.

Upcoming Events

Date Venue Event
4 December 2012 Geneva, Switzerland PPP for Multilateral Organisation UNECE - NL Mission
6 December 2012 Geneva, Switzerland Exploring PPP options to renovate buildings: review of best practices and their applicability for the Palais des Nations
6 December 2012 Geneva, Switzerland Panel discussion on the role of external advisors in PPP
11-12 December 2012 Moscow, the Russian Federation Master class on PPPs in CIS countries: Best practices

If you are interested in participating and presenting at any of these events, please contact us.

5th session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on PPPs (TOS-PPP): 5 - 6 February 2013

Internship: The UNECE ICoE has internship openings at this moment.
Read terms and conditions, and send us an e-mail if you are interested.