Corridor Development Consultants (CDC)
Corridor Development Consultants (CDC) was established in Windhoek, Namibia in 2005. It is registered as a corporation in Namibia with the intention to work in sub Saharan Africa. Since its founding, CDC has carried out over 45 projects in over 30 countries. CDC works closely with countries and Regional Economic Communities in the development and implementation of strategies and projects. Its primary goal is to focus resources on Corridor infrastructure development, transport and logistics operations, performance improvement, trade facilitation, institutional strengthening and fostering economic growth along transport corridors. A second major goal is to enhance the consulting and project preparation expertise in African countries.
The vision is to enable transport and logistics stakeholders to transform Corridors into catalysts for economic growth and social well-being. CDC achieves this by assisting stakeholder groups in mobilizing resources to invest in infrastructure, streamline border controls and facilitate transport and logistics operations.
CDC has provided leadership in:
Developing strategies for using corridors to enhance trade growth, economic development and regional integration.
prepared strategy for SADC to use Corridor development to foster economic growth and regional integration. Result - SADC now has a full time Corridor Advisor and articulated strategy.
prepared a strategy for a Corridor Management Committee (CMC) on the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako Corridor in West Africa. Result - UEMOA and ECOWAS are now introducing CMCs on major corridors.
led the team that analyzed trade demand and prioritized a strategic transport network for eastern and southern Africa, prioritized investments and analyzed policy requirements. Result – Countries could plan transport investments that responded to regional needs and trade opportunities.
identified priority corridors and borders, strategies to enhance operational performance and institutions for the Program of Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA). Result – An integrated, continental approach to transport development could be realized.
Providing expertise in the implementation of One Stop Border Posts (OSBP), especially legal framework and procedures.
provided technical assistance with the legal framework, training and operations at Chirundu OSBP (Zambia-Zimbabwe) for four years. Result - First OSBP in Southern Africa began operations.
prepared feasibility study for implementation of OSBP at Mamuno/TK (Namibia-Botswana). Result – OSBP now in implementation stage.
drafted an OSBP Act for the East African Community, which now has force of law, and regulations to support it. Result – Act and Regulations provide a common framework for OSBPs in the EAC.
drafted an ECOWAS Act and Operating Procedures Manual for Joint Border Posts being constructed in West Africa. Result - JBPs in West Africa will operate on a common legal framework and procedures.
Participating in project preparation and appraisal for multilateral development banks, especially development of facilitation and logistics component
transport and facilitation specialist for the appraisal of the East African Trade and Transport Facilitation Project, the first project of its kind.
facilitation and logistics specialist for the preparation of the Addis Ababa-Nairobi- Mombasa regional road project. Designed the facilitation infrastructure and measures in Phase 2 and their implementation in Phase 3. Result – Operational Corridor Development Committee, updated transport regulations and OSBP at implementation stage.
prepared the facilitation component of the Kazungula Bridge project, the first regional project to fully integrate transport investment with corridor logistics.