Public-Private Partnerships in Grain Storage
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This webinar on PPP in Grain Storage will discuss the general trends in PPP in Grain Storage globally with focus on cases from a few countries where PPP projects are being developed or implemented. In addition, the Punjab Silo Project will be discussed in some detail.
The objective of the webinar is to share lessons learned from emerging and successful projects with practitioners from client countries and consultants working in the area of agricultural storage and PPP, as well as other interested participants.
Public sector managers and experts working on PPP policy, PPP procurement, and PPP contract management
About The Speakers
Shyamala Shukla is a Senior Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnerships Consultant at the World Bank. She has worked at the World Bank for over six years as a Consultant and as an Advisor to Executive Director. She has over two decades of experience in infrastructure financing, policy and regulation, with specific expertise in public-private arrangements, innovative financing, government support instruments, project design, development, structuring and implementation. She was closely involved with the development and implementation of a large portfolio of infrastructure PPP projects in India at national and sub-national levels of government in various positions for several years. She has also worked on policy and projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and other countries. Among financial institutions, apart from the World Bank, she has worked with the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the Reserve Bank of India.
Neeraj Gupta is a Principal Investment Officer with the PPP Cross Cutting Solutions Area of IFC based in New Delhi, India. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the area of private sector participation in infrastructure. This includes experience on both upstream enabling policy and regulatory framework as well as transaction specific experience on both buy and sell side. His experience has been primarily in the field of urban sector including solid waste management, water supply and sewerage, municipal finances, and public street-lighting. He is also the global Lead for agri-sector PPPs in IFC, and has rich experience in conceptualizing and designing grain storage PPPs with an objective of enhancing food security. Of particular mention is the innovative contract he structured for a wheat silos PPP in Punjab, India. He has worked in leading management consulting organizations including PwC and A.F. Ferguson for 11 years before joining the World Bank Group in 2005. Neeraj holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi.