Category Archives: South America

Mid-term Review of the TUCAN Programme

Old woman from BoliviaBolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, 2014

CLIENT:
The Danish Association of People with Physical Disability (DHF)

Main project features:
TUCAN is a programme which seeks to strenghten DAD’s partners, namely disability organisations, in Nicaragua, Honduras and Bolivia. The strategy is based on support to organisational development, advocacy, key services and exchange of experience between partner organisations and countries. The objective of the assignment was a) to assess the possibilities to attain results and objectives included in the TUCAN programme; b) to provide recommendations for adjustments, methodology, components and documents of the TUCAN programme to be able to achieve results and objectives of the TUCAN programme in a more efficient and effective manner; and c) to give inputs for the formulation of the programmes’ second phase.

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided the team leader for the assignment. He was in charge of organising two preparatory studies in Bolivia and Honduras. They were carried out by two national consultants and focused on results achieved in rural departments. The studies served as an input to a comprehensive field visit to Nicaragua, Bolivia and Honduras reviewing results at the national level and on how methods have been applied. A debriefing session was organized with partners from the three countries to discuss results and options for a possible future programme.

Lessons Learnt from Natural Resource Management Programme

Fisherman NicaraguaBolivia, 2014

CLIENT:
Royal Danish Embassy in Bolivia

Main project features:
The objective of the assignment was to document results, impact and lessons learnt from the natural resource management programme in Bolivia (2006-2013) and to identify innovative cases for information work in Denmark. The programme had five components: i) support to the Ministry of Environment and to entities in charge of protected areas and watershed management, ii) promotion of clean production, iii) mitigation of mining pollution, iv) support to civil society advocacy on environmental issues, and v) support to research in relation to environmental issues.

Service provided:
The consultant revised all final component reports from partners and carried out field visits to validate and supplement the information. Likewise, she prepared the overall Programme Completion Report. Specific information sheets were prepared on interesting cases with support from a local consultants.

Finalization of Governance Programme

Woman from BoliviaBolivia, 2014

CLIENT:
Royal Danish Embassy, La Paz, Bolivia

Main project features:
The Royal Danish Embassy required assistance to formulate their governance programme in Bolivia (also called the “Rights Programme”), which among other issues, will include support to the new special force against violence, responsible for combating violence against women. Also, support is provided for personal identification services (ID cards), service of issuing birth-, death-, marriage-, and divorce certifications and to extend the coverage and quality of the public defenders’ services, particularly to impoverished citizens. Civil society organisations will also receive assistance to promote prevention of – and combat – violence against women.

Service provided:
HN Consultants prepared and finalized documentation in relation to the thematic programme on governance and made sure it was in accordance with the new Danida Aid Management Guidelines issued in August 2013. Likewise, HN Consultants prepared the final draft for the development engagement in relation to support to civil society organisations.

Preparation of Country Programme Document

Local bus in BoliviaBolivia, 2013

CLIENT:
Royal Danish Embassy, La Paz, Bolivia

Main project features:
During 2013 the Danish Embassy in Bolivia has prepared a new country programme comprising support to the environmental sector, governance and economic growth, including assistance to the agricultural sector. HN Consultants has already prepared the proposal for interventions regarding the environmental sector. However, we were also asked to finalise the overall country programme document embracing all thematic programmes and sectors.

Service provided:
HN Consultants reviewed all programme documentation in relation to the country programme and made sure it was in accordance with the new Danida Aid Management Guidelines issued in August 2013. Likewise, HN Consultants prepared the final draft for the country programme document.

Environmental Programme in Bolivia

Old woman from BoliviaBolivia, 2013

CLIENT:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Main project features:
Formulation of the New Environmental Programme in Bolivia. Sustainable forest management, energy efficiency, renewable energy and civil society participation in management of natural resources.

 

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided a team of consultants to formulate the Danish support to environmental sector in Bolivia. Focus was on:

  • promoting forest and biodiversity conservation.
  • to mitigate climate change through integrated forest management.
  • to empower local communities and organisations (civil society) in claiming their rights and in territorial management and
  • to improve energy efficiency and use of renewable energy

 

Bolivia Environment Programme Reviews

Fisherman NicaraguaBolivia, 2012, 2010, 2008

CLIENT:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Main project features:
Environment Sector Programme Support to Bolivia focussed on institutional strengthening for environmental management, integrated watershed management, mining pollution control, cleaner technology, protected areas management, and strengthening of environmental advocacy via support to civil society organizations.

 

Service provided:
HN Consultants provided a consultant to participate in the environmental sector reviews over a period of five years, with a particular focus on institutional strengthening of public institutions. The reviews promoted that the Danish support was aligned to the plans of the public institutions, so that the support contributed to results and targets formulated by the Bolivian institutions. In cases where such results and targets were not formulated, assistance was provided to formulate precise targets.