social transformation in latin america
Resilient management of urban water services and watershed protection
Technical assistance to AFD to implement projects under the European EUROCLIMA+ programme
Through a resident technical assistant and a pool of experts, we have been supporting AFD with the technical and financial supervision and implementation of 6 Euroclima+ funded projects that focus on water management to improve urban resilience and reduce the risk of flood and drought-related disasters. We have organised regional events and implemented a communication and visibility plan. Euroclima+ is a European Union programme that aims to provide a political and technical response to the effects of climate change in 18 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Client: Agence Française de Développement Partners: SEPIA and Vega & Jaramillo Comunicaciones Duration: February 2019 to December 2024 Total amount: €1,175,000
Modernisation of the municipal water management system in Guatemala City
Training on digitising and modelling drinking water networks
We have designed and delivered face-to-face and distance learning courses on hydrographic mapping and drinking water networks, the operation and maintenance of treatment plants, and network diagnosis and metrology for professionals working for the Guatemala City Empresa Municipal de Agua.
Client: Expertise France Duration: November 2022 to February 2023 Total amount: €25,000
Vulnerability and resilience of Mexican municipalities’ infrastructure and production systems
Capacity-building for designing and implementing adaptation programmes
We have developed an online course on climate change adaptation to build national stakeholders’ capacities to design and implement adaptation programmes and policies.
Client: Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Partners: Urbaconsulting, Huerto Digital, Local & Global Ideas Duration: January to November 2022 Total amount: €34,000
National information management assessments in Peru, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia
Analysis of the generation, monitoring, integration and presentation of SDG6–related information and data
We carried out an exhaustive technical and institutional assessment of water and sanitation sector information management in four countries to produce recommendations for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 for the OLAS platform (Latin American and Caribbean Observatory for Water and Sanitation).
Client: Inter-American Development Bank Partners: Ambire Environmental Engineering Solutions Duration: July 2021 to September 2022 Total amount: €92,730
Efficient waste management in Jamaica
Conducting a solid waste characterisation study
As part of the 2030 National Development Plan, we carried out a waste characterisation study to generate quantitative and qualitative data to help efficiently manage all types of waste and improve the waste management process (collection, transport, treatment, disposal), notably through the creation of a public private partnership (PPP).
Client: Inter-American Development Bank Partners: Ecogeos, Forrest and Partners Duration: June 2021 to June 2022 Total amount: €183,500
Towards a sustainable energy transition in Mexico
Technical assistance to the Federal Electricity Commission in Mexico
We assisted with the implementation of a €1.5 million technical cooperation programme to promote innovative financing models and organisations aimed at supporting the development of renewable energy and streamlining its co-benefits within the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and among its customers.
Client: Agence Française de Développement Duration: November 2020 to December 2022 Total amount: €102,000
Better access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in five Latin American countries
Mid-term evaluation of a multi-country water, sanitation and hygiene programme for One Drop
This assignment formed part of the US$25 million “Lazos de Agua” programme funded by One Drop, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Coca-Cola and FEMSA foundations. The aim was to improve access to drinking water and sanitation and promote hygiene measures for approximately 200,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay by 2021.
Partner: Factor Duration: 4 months – December 2019 Total amount: €134,185
Technical and financial needs assessment for access to water and sanitation in Colombia
Development of a reference guide on the costs of access to water and sanitation services
We developed a guide listing the unit costs of connections to water and sanitation services for each Colombian region. The aim was to strengthen the institutional capacities of regional governments and agencies, and to inform political strategies and investment choices.
Client: World Bank Duration: July to December 2018 Total amount: €74,000
Universal and sustainable access to safe drinking water in the Bahamas
Development of a national strategy for ensuring safe drinking water in the context of climate change
We provided support to the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) to develop a national strategy with the aim of improving the overall coherence of integrated water resource management at the technical, financial and institutional levels in order to meet the population’s needs.
Client: Inter-American Development Bank Duration: July to December 2018 Total amount: €203,222