It is of paramount importance that the key service providers form an integral part of the CONNEXION AFRICA workflow and in this regard CONNEXION AFRICA will work closely with local companies throughout the entire project entering into Joint Ventures or other similar commercial relationships. There will be a default transfer of skills which will form part of project and CONNEXION AFRICA will need to remain involved over many years. Depending on the complexity of the project, the handover phase could take up to 5 years, for example in the case of a Waste to Energy plant. For Carbon Credit associated projects, there will need to be a continuous monitoring from year to year.
CONNEXION AFRICA will be responsible for providing the entire technical expertise and will be charged for implementing and then transferring this knowledge to the host according to a define schedule and timetable. The nature of the project are complex and to this extent, CONNEXION AFRICA's team will need to work very closely with Government during the project's feasibility stage. To this extent, CONNEXION AFRICA's network in Government is an essential and core aspect of this venture. CONNEXION AFRICA currently has excellent contacts in Government in Malawi, DRC, Congo (Brazzaville), The Ivory Coast and Angola; equally CONNEXION AFRICA has excellent business relations with commercial operators in each of these countries. As with most African Governments, when a successful project is launched in one country, the news spreads via the various Ministries, and so CONNEXION AFRICA's network will expand and grow over time as has already happened in the Ivory Coast. CONNEXION AFRICA initial focus will be initiating projects in Malawi, The Ivory Coast, DRC and Congo.