Category Archives: Asia

Review of Environmental Programme

Farmer in VietnamIndonesia, 2013

CLIENT:
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Main project features:
The purpose of tbe review is to provide guidance to the Environment Support Programme’s Steering Committee to ensure that the programme is designed and implemented effectively and efficiently in order to meet the overall objective of the programme. The programme has three components: 1: Improved local impact from implementation of policies and environmental management, also in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation. 2: Support to the Implementation of Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Policies.  3: Climate Change Mitigation through Natural Resources Management.

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided the lead consultant for this first review of the environmental programme. The consultant prepared the Mission Preparation Note and participated in field work and interviews with key stakeholders. An assessment of the first outputs, status for indicators and baseline was made. A review report was presented to and discussed with the programme Steering Committee.

Review of Disability Project

Bicycle shop VietnamVietnam, 2013

CLIENT:
Danish Association of the Disabled

Main project features:
Review of the project “Promoting the implementation of disability laws and policies: DP Hanoi capacity building and advocacy project”. Support to organisational strengthening of the physically disabled people’s most important organisation in Vietnam (DP Hanoi) and to the advocacy processes they carry out.

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided the team leader to the review of the project. Visits were carried out to four districts to assess progress in terms of organisational strengthening and advocacy activities on education, accessibility to public institutions, health and employment. Likewise, an assessment was made on the advocacy work carried out to influence the Hanoi City authorities and the implementation of national disability laws. A workshop was held to discuss findings with DP Hanoi.

Climate Change Programme

Indonesia bamboobridgeIndonesia, 2012

CLIENT:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Main project features:
Formulation of a five-year Environment Environment, Energy and Climate Change programme, with three components focussing and environmental management strengthening, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and forest management.

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided the Team Leader to organise the finalization of the design for the third phase of environment and climate change sector support to the Indonesian government. Components activities include support to strategic environmental assessment, environmental management and climate change policy, implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy pilot projects, and support to the REDD+ strategy and implementation.

Study visit to Denmark on Decentralisation

Viatnamese girlDenmark, 2012

CLIENT:
Royal Danish Embassy, Hanoi

Main project features:
Decentralisation policies and practice in Denmark and in Danish municipalities.

 

 

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants sub-contracted the Local Government of Denmark (LGDK – Kommunernes Landsforening) . HN and LGDK organised a programme for the visit of 15 Vietnamese staff members and politicians from five provinces supported by Danida in Vietnam. The programme visit focused on:

  • Decentralisation policies in Denmark, and the relation between municipalities and the central government
  • Danish municipalities’ services to citizen, including “one-stop-shop” (Borgerservice) and how municipalities measure service quality. Likewise, citizens’ participation was presented.
  • Waste management in Denmark and in the municipalities.

Appraisal of the Natural Resource Management Program

Cambodian womanCambodia, 2010

CLIENT:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Main project features:
Decentralized Natural Resources Management (NRM), fisheries and forestry policy and
NRM-based livelihoods development.

 

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided a team member to participate in the appraisal of the new environment programme. The appraisal team revised the proposal prepared and subsequently provided recommendations for three components:

  • natural resource management in decentralization and deconcentration
  • sector and policy development in fisheries and forestry
  • civil society support to NRM-based livelihoods

Design and formulation of Good Governance and Public Administration Reform (GOPA II)

Farmer in VietnamVietnam, 2011 – 2012

CLIENT:
Royal Danish Embassy

Main project features:
The programme contains three components: 1) support to five provinces in Vietnam to strengthen their administration and citizens’ participation; 2) support to two human rights centres and a research centre at three universities; 3) support to the Office of the National Assembly and to a civil society mechanism to participate in public debate on legislation.

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants carried out the final design and formulation of the Good Governance and Public Administration Reform in Vietnam (with particular emphasis on design and formulation of support to civil society regarding public participation and accountability on legislation and implementation of public policies through a “call for proposals mechanism” and to decentralisation). This assignment involved a total of three visits to Vietnam, as well as support to the Danish Embassy on other issues during a two-month period.