PROGRAMME & PROJECT implementation
We have a proven ability to support all aspects of the programme and project lifecycle
We carefully balance political, economic, social, technical, environmental and legal aspects to achieve targeted outcomes.
We establish strong teams and are committed to building the capacity of our staff.
We believe the following elements are crucial to any project’s success:
♦ A clear understanding of objectives
♦ A solid understanding of the market systems approach to development
♦ Comprehensive knowledge of the project area and challenges relating to the operating environment
♦ The ability to deploy personnel to the field safely and effectively, and in a way that establishes good working relationships with stakeholder
♦ A participatory approach to encourage stakeholders to ‘buy in’ to project design and implementation
♦ Appropriate cultural sensitivity by team members
♦ Experience engaging with the private sector
♦ Rigorous adherence to international best practice standards
Our past work includes:
♦ Managing the delivery of the Afghanistan Agricultural Support Programme (ASP) in Bamyan Province between 2011 and 2017, which improved agricultural practices to achieve sustainable economic returns for farmers/communities in four districts of Bamyan.
♦ Managing the design, procurement and supervision of the construction of a 600-metric tonne capacity bioclimatic storage warehouse and potato packhouse in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan – now run entirely by a farmer-owned potato grading and marketing cooperative (the first of its kind in Afghanistan) – as part of the ASP in 2013.
♦ Managing the ongoing delivery of the US$54 million Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock (AVC-L) programme in conjunction with Development Alternatives Inc between 2018 and 2021, which is working with ‘anchor firms’ in five key livestock product value chains to build their capacity and assist them to expand their businesses.
♦ Managing the delivery of the Zambia Dairy Transformation Programme between 2016 and 2021, a New Zealand-funded programme working with smallholder farmers and their dairy cooperative associations to increase milk supply, improve farm profitability and increase household incomes.
♦ Managing the rehabilitation and upgrade of Koronivia Research Station, a state-owned research farm in Fiji, between 2016 and 2019, including the design, procurement and construction of a comprehensive capital works programme – from roading and drainage upgrades to pasture development.