Public-Private Partnership Forum

Social sector PPPs (Session 2)
organized by the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals (WAPPP)
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Session Themes
PPP Forum
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Hall 2 Room 6
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18 October 2023
11:15 - 15:00 Abu Dhabi

This session includes four successive panels covering different aspects of social sector PPPs. 

The Social Sector covers health, education, social housing, elderly care, social amenities, public buildings, public leisure facilities and so on. As such, it covers several SDGs and overalls with others.


Panel 1: Infrastructure PPPs in the social sector - pipelines & case studies

  • Current pipeline and past accomplishments 

  • Case studies

  • Key success factors

Panel 2: Which PPP model works best inthe socialsector - infrastructure PPP or integrated PPP?

  • What is special about the social sector?

  • The role of PPPs in raising quality standards and levels of accessibility in the social sector.

  • Key obstacles.

Panel 3: Can PPPs be used for developing affordable and social housing?

Presentation by the IFC

  • Can PPPs adapt to the housing sector? 

  • Rationale for governments.

  • Challenges, successes and failures.

Panel 4: Integrated and service-based PPPs in the social sector. The route to bringing operational efficiencies?

  • What makes integrated and service-based PPPs in the social sector appealing

  • Issues with defining requirements in service-based PPPs.

  • Resistance to implementing PPPs integrated with services.


General Manager for Wave 1 PPP Schools SPV, Vision Invest
PPP Executive Director, Tatweer Buildings Company, KSA
Chief Development Officer, Lamar Holdings
Transaction Lead, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
Head of Bids & Assets Management, BESIX
Special Project Manager, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, Plenary Group
Global Head of Healthcare, Bouygues Batiment
Regional Director of MEA Region, Alghanim International
Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
Chair Social Sector PPP Chapter, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Global Social Infrastructure Lead, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Founder & CEO, NephroPlus
Advisor, Minister of Health, Oman
Senior Advisor, Board InterHealth Canada Ltd
Chairman, Medland Health Services, Zambia


Chair Social Sector PPP Chapter, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Associate Director PPP, WSP Middle East
Advisor to the PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Sultanate Oman
Global Social Infrastructure Lead, International Finance Corporation (IFC)