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The Markets, Enterprise and Trade team is pleased to announce a 12-month extension to the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund (ABIF), which will focus on offering post-grant support to its grantees.
The Markets, Enterprise and Trade team are pleased to confirm that they were awarded the contract to conduct an Institutional Options Analysis for the next phase of the Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program in Afghanistan and carried this out earlier this year. The contract was with the World Bank and the total contract value was $40,000.
Landell Mills welcomes two new staff to work in the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America Division.
The project ‘Regional Coordination and Support for the EU – Central Asia Enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment and Water (WECOOP)’ concluded with the 3rd Working Group Meeting, which was held in Almaty on 11th and 12th June.
Landell Mills study on the measurement of community resilience to climate variability and climate change commissioned by DFID is now available online on the Evidence on Demand website
Landell Mills has been awarded a new ADB project to carry out the field-testing of biochar in Nepal
Following the award of a number of new projects we are pleased to welcome two new Project Executives to the Asia/Pacific Division: Alex Warrington and Flavio Bellomi.
Work on the EU funded project ‘Support to the long term strategic economic development and private sector development project in Turkmenistan’ reaches its first 6-month milestone in June 2014. Working with NIRAS, Landell Mills is contracted for a 36-month period to implement this major project in Turkmenistan. The overall objective of the project is to ‘support the development of local capacity to improve long term strategic planning and enhance the environment for private sector development to support overall economic diversification. Project partners include the Ministry of Economy and Development and the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development. Landell Mills is pleased to continue its long associated association with Turkmenistan.
Framework division latest achievements
The Framework division has recently reached some important milestones in Lots 1 (Rural Development) and 12 (Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Management and Post-crisis Assistance), having been awarded projects in excess of €4 million and €1 million turnover respectively since its creation in October 2009.
For our most recent award in Yemen under Lot 12, we were tasked with finding a team, preparing and submitting (and winning) an offer, and mobilising said team in two weeks! The Landell Mills team will be carrying out the Livelihoods component of a Joint Socio-Economic Impact Assessment - a national, multi-donor, sector-wide assessment that is already underway in Yemen. This should prove to be an interesting and challenging project.
The majority of other projects awarded have been in Africa, most recently in Swaziland, to establish a monitoring and evaluation system for the sugar sector, and in Uganda, with a study into the promotion of the Ugandan commercial beef industry. In Zambia, we have undertaken the formulation of the Conservation Agriculture Scaling Up project, which aims to increase crop productivity and production for target farmers, with particular focus on women farmers. We have also had success in Egypt, where we are currently carrying out two feasibility studies in the dairy and aquaculture sectors. Both studies are looking at ways to strengthen and increase the efficiency of each sector by improving the livelihoods of small farmers. We have also won and are implementing projects in Burundi, DRC, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
Earlier in the year the division was awarded two projects in Central Asia; an evaluation into the sustainability of producing animal health vaccines in Afghanistan, and in Tajikistan, technical assistance is being given to further develop the draft National Water Sector Strategy, with a view to developing a Water Sector Policy. We have also been awarded evaluation assignments in Lao PDR and Bhutan.
In the Caribbean, we were awarded a project in Suriname, in partnership with A.D.E., to assist the Suriname Business Forum (SBF) and Suriname Business Centre, and in Jamaica, we have provided a framework for the development of biomass energy in the country.
- Animal Health Laboratory Technology (and Commercialisation) Specialist
- Team Leader & Irrigation Expert
- Senior Programme Management and Logistical Support Expert
- Call for experts in Trade and Private sector development
- Call for experts in Humanitarian Aid, Crisis Mgmnt & Post-Crisis assistance