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As the world changes we (individuals, organisations, communities and even nations) are in danger of being out of control or, perhaps worse, even being left behind.

FutureStates is about adaptation, change, transition… the future and how to be part of that, not next year but NOW.

We provide advice and training to individuals, institutions, communities and governments on resilience, sustainable development and climate change.

Sustainable development and the resilience process are complex and we recognise that each situation has a unique starting point and a different path; no single, magic formula, no universal solution.

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Some of our recent assignments:

Some of our recent assignments

Diagnostic Studies were undertaken to support the Mid-Term-Review of Uganda's 2nd National Development Plan (NDP-2) and evaluation of NDP-1. Specific studies were Environment, Natural Resources, Climate Change, and the Green Economy. Studies identified for each of the four thematic areas (a) current situation, (b) progress made against the NDP targets and (c) public and private financing against NDP projections.

The objective is to conduct an Independent Review of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF), a component of the DFID East Africa Geothermal Programme. The GRMF provides support to private and public geothermal developers to reduce the risk in the early stages of geothermal development. The focus of the review is on Management, Governance, and Effectiveness.

The assignment on climate change resilience and gender contributed to evidence building on integrating gender considerations into climate-resilient policy and investment planning processes; and to strengthen national capabilities to successfully integrate gender considerations.

Independent Evaluation of Bank QA Processes was undertaken to provide an assessment of the overall performance of the AfDB Quality Assurance system at project level during the period 2011-2017. The evaluation results will be critical for the implementation of the recent organisational reforms and of the new strategic priorities and will contribute to the African Development Fund 14 (AFD) Mid-Term Review.

Formulate support to all institutions involved in the area of disaster management, prevention, and resilience building, with a focus on agriculture and the rural sector generally (climate smart agriculture).

Drafting climate change adaptation guidelines for two sections (Ben Luc and Binh Chuan) of the Third Ring Road around Ho Chi Minh City involving development of vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation options, based on IPCC Climate Change Scenarios.

Development of new Urban Sector Policy and Strategy and associated Operational Guidelines through which to implement the strategy and dissemination of urban information and policies to all member states through a Regional Workshop.

Assesses (i) the preparedness of EU Member States to apply the climate change requirements of the 2014 – 2020 programming period; (ii) Understanding the reasons behind the differences Member States and infrastructure sectors in terms of addressing climate adaptation issues, identifying gaps and barriers as well as best practices; (iii) Stock-taking at European and State level (resources available and needed); (iv) Development of case study examples; and (v) Communication and dissemination of project findings.

Consideration of the social and environmental issues of a wind power facility.

Drafting of a Project Brief for discussions with Government prior to undertaking an ESIA for preliminary offshore work.

Mid-Term Review: Of the Support Programme to the Niger Delta (five states Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers) to evaluate the water and sanitation project component for appropriateness and feasibility, and potential mid-term corrections. Recommendations concerning whether or not the donor should continue supporting the sector, how should this support be designed and implemented. All this within a traditional focus on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

Institutional Assessment and Training: Preparation and delivery of a training course on environmental law to Palestinian institutions applying to desalination plants (construction and operations) ~ Local laws, Israeli and MENA regulations, EU regulations, Equator principles, World Bank Safeguards and IFC performance standards.