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ABIF Project Extension Confirmed

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.

Institutional Options Analysis for AREDP

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.  

Two new faces at Landell Mills

Landell Mills welcomes two new staff to work in the Africa, Caribbean and Latin America Division.

Landell Mills in Central Asia water and environment cooperation

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 community resilience to climate change now published

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 starts new biochar project

Landell Mills has been awarded a new ADB project to carry out the field-testing of biochar in Nepal

Expansion of Asia Division

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.

Landell Mills in Turkmenistan

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.

New Contract Award in the Haiti

Landell Mills has been awarded a new EU funded contract to carry out a strategic assessment of aquaculture potential in Haiti. 

We will be working closely with the Government and the private sector on the seven month project to make recommendations on aquaculture planning and development in the country.  This is an important initiative as the sector has the potential to create and enhance rural livelihoods and income-earning opportunities, whilst improving national food security and reducing Haiti’s reliance on fish imports.  However, there are a number of development challenges to overcome to make the sector sustainable.  These include the lack of infrastructure and reliable public utilities that are a barrier to investment and the vast competition for resources following the January 2010 earthquake.

Our team comprises expertise in aquaculture, socio-economics and GIS/mapping. They will support the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in completing a field-survey reporting on current aquaculture activities and conduct an institutional analysis of potential for aquaculture production.  The final analytical report will include spatial analysis with potential zoning for aquaculture development. We are scheduled to organise and lead a stakeholder feedback workshop in September where we will look to validate our analysis and recommendations.

The work is being commissioned by the ACP FISH II Programme Management Unit in Brussels. It aims to strengthen fisheries management in ACP countries, thus leading to poverty alleviation and improving food security.

For further information on the project, please contact Charlotte Howell, chowell@landell-mills,com