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Third Party Monitoring and Evaluation (TPM) TA 9396-AFG: Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy

SaafConsult has been contracted by Dynamic Vision (DV) to carry out project implementation reviews of the Afghanistan “One Transport and One Energy project.” SaafConsult provided critical data regarding contract management, quality of civil works, asset verification, equipment specifications, adequacy of supervision consultant, the security environment, presence of security personnel, and additional evidence about whether projects are being implemented according to the implementation plan.

Conducting a Baseline Assessment of the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Corporation

SaafConsult has been contracted by Dynamic Vision (DV) to assist with strengthening the capacity of the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Corporation (AUWSSC) Headquarters (HQ), six of their Strategic Business Units (SBUs), and the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) to expand and improve access to sustainable water and sanitation services through an integrated program of assessment, planning, capacity building, infrastructure and equipment support.

Evaluation of the water and sanitation portfolio of the African Development Bank in Mali from 2005-2019

SaafConsult has been contracted by the Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) to assist the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In accordance with its 2016-2018 work program approved in December 2015, IDEV is implementing the evaluation of the Bank’s 2005-2019 Strategies and Programs (ESPP) in Mali, in order to serve as a basis for the Council’s decision. To this end, SaafConsult has provided a water and sanitation expert.

SaafConsult evaluating Renewable Energy Project in Palestinian Rural Areas

SaafConsult has been appointed by IUCN ROWA and the OPEC Fund for International Development to assess implementation and performance of the “Introducing Renewable Energy to Combat Poverty and Improve Livelihoods and Environmental Conservation in Palestinian Rural Areas” Project. SaafConsult has prepared an evaluation work and debriefed about its findings IUCN ROWA in order to ensure that this project will improve the economic well-being of Palestinian men and women and decrease environmental degradation while enhancing environmental conservation at large.

SaafConsult through its partner dev~consult, was awarded parts of the review of the Water Governance Domain for the period 2010 – 2018 in Pakistan

SaafConsult has been asked by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) to review and to derive learned lessons from the SDC’s program in the domain of Water Governance since the year 2010/11 (post-flood 2010) in Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and merged districts. The review evaluated how three projects in the fields of Water Governance and Local State-Building contributed to increasing the resilience of the water and sanitation sector and the Pakistani population.

SaafConsult for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development

SaafConsult has been asked to support overall coordination of WWF’s input on proposal development for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development. SaafConsult had coordinated and collected organizational data of WWF NL, identified the required information and documentation and processed content contributions and concepts by the conservation department. Through this SaafConsult supported the role of the WWF NL team, while guiding progress and crosschecking interim products to ensure consistency.

SaafConsult provides a team leader for a programming process in Jordan

SaafConsult has been contracted by a member of the framework contract consortium FWC SIEA 2018- LOT 1: Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience, led by SOGEROM SA. In this context we are providing a team leader for the “Support to Joint Programming” contract for the European Union Delegation in Amman, Jordan. The Joint Humanitarian Development Framework (JHDF) is the EU’s process to align humanitarian and development cooperation projects. In Jordan, it is the vehicle to shape a more comprehensive EU response to the impact of the Syria crisis in  addresses both the humanitarian, mid-term and development priorities in the country.

SaafConsult to develop a proposal for use of water hyacinth waste for paper production

SaafConsult has been invited to develop a proposal for the Blue Gold Innovation Fund in Bangladesh. We are currently developing a proposal for use of water hyacinth waste for paper production, in cooperation with the Kumudini Welfare Trust. Water hyacinth is a serious impediment to flow in the canals. By harvesting the hyacinth and using it for paper production an incentive is created to clean canals and ponds, hence improving flow. The pilot will explore market options for the paper, and the production options.

SaafConsult to assist the Municipality of Mopti

SaafConsult has been contracted by the Netherlands Enterprise agency to assist the Municipality of Mopti in developing a functional system for the drainage of its rain and sewage water, and for tackling solid waste. The local government is interested in a sustainable solution for improving the livelihoods in the southern part of Mopti. Two studies, carried out by Care International (2014) and RoyalHaskoningDHV (2017), provide information on the baseline situation and a list of alternative solutions. The objective of the project is in line with the priorities of climate and water of the Develop2Build Strategic Plan and could in the future lead to the deployment of Dutch knowledge and expertise in the field.

SaafConsult to support the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) scoping mission to Niger

SaafConsult has been asked to provide a team leader for the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) scoping mission to Niger to look at the water distribution management for the middle part of the Niger River. Studies on climate variability in West Africa show a significant decrease in both the amount of annual rainfall and the duration of the rainy season since some decades. This is impacting water availability in Niger, and more specifically in the Niger River. The main objective of the mission is to assess and advise on the possibilities to manage the decreasing water flow in both Mali and Niger.

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