FutureStates

Institutional Transition, Capacity-Building and Strengthening, Training

Institutional Transition, Capacity-Building and Strengthening, Training

Institutional transition, capacity-building and strengthening, and training assignments:

Projects utilise experience in project assessment and evaluation, operational management, leadership, communication and team-building skills; mentoring of line managers; experience in HR and staff recruitment, appraisal and career development. Specialist knowledge: co-ordination and working together of foreign experts with national counterparts to ensure transfer of know-how.

Specific sectoral experience: disaster management, governance (national, regional and municipal), oil & gas, tourism & recreation, water, waste, ports, road, rail, air & sea transportation, fossil-fuel & CHP plants, cleaner production, chemical, manufacturing, light engineering, construction, telecommunications, urban development and agriculture & forestry.

Developed and successfully delivered dozens of training/facilitation events (range of public & private sector and NGO activities) on environmental advocacy, policy and practice, EIA, SEA, risk assessment, climate change, vulnerability assessments and resilience building, sustainable development, health & safety, due diligence, audit, EMS, ISO 14001, 18000, cleaner production, coastal zone management, and project cycle management.

Government ministries Locomotive/car repair Real estate Textile manufacture Furniture making
Universities Automotive components Marketing Pharmaceuticals Paper-making
Research institutes Automotive manufacture Thermal power Dairying Bulk handling
Trade associations Chemicals Electricity generation Meat processing Waste management
Consultancies Plastics manufacture Petrochemicals Brewing Sewage treatment
Standards organisations Paints Oil products Bottling Grinding mill
Municipal authorities Metal fabrication Lubricants Lighting, rubber/plastics Filling station
Lawyers Wire cable Oil refining Glass manufacturing Aircraft plant
Marine shipping Laboratory services Gas production Mining Oil & gas exploration
Marine services Atomic energy Refineries Cement making Transportation

Locations:

Azerbaijan, Brussels, China, Cyprus, Egypt, FYR Macedonia, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia & Montenegro, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, Yemen and the United Kingdom.

Specific training tasks have included: analysis of training needs [including formal gap analysis], determining specific learning outcomes, understanding attitudes, measuring training outcomes, with a particular emphasis on developing self-assessment by participants, fostering independence and confidence through focus groups, and high level engagement and facilitation. Approved trainer on ISO 14001 and on due diligence [IEMA].

Projects undertaken by FutureStates in this category

LocationAgency/SectorAssignmentProject Description
UgandaEU (EuroPlus)ExpertDiagnostic 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.
Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, KenyaDFID (IMC)ReviewerThe 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.
TajikistanEBRD (IMC)ExpertThe 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.
Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, ZimbabweAfrican Development Bank (Lattanzio)ExpertIndependent 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.
SerbiaEU (AECOM)Team LeaderFormulate 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).
VietnamADB (SAMBO)ExpertDrafting 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.
Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, SurinameCDB (KEIOS)ExpertDevelopment 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.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, United KingdomEU (EY)Team LeaderAssesses (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.
NigeriaEC (ARS Progetti)Team LeaderMid-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.
PalestineEC, EIB (Acciona)Institutional Assessment and TrainingInstitutional 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.
Puntland, Somalia, SomalilandTransport, Waste, UNOPS (IPE)Environmental and Social Management FrameworkEnvironmental and Social Management Framework: Developed for transport and waste management sectors.
Dominican RepublicACP-EU (Safege)Climate Change Preparation of INDCs: Technical assistance and capacity building to prepare INDCs in countries throughout Caribbean. Tasks included: Review of existing methodologies and approaches; Preparation and delivery of a curriculum and training plan; and Preparation of training materials and delivery of regional capacity-building.
Sierra LeoneMCC (IMC)Monitoring & Evaluation Expert, Team LeaderMonitoring & Evaluation: Provision of M & E for the Natural Resource Management, Environment and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Due Diligence Services for Development of Power, Water and Sanitation Service Improvements in Sierra Leone. The work covers the initial due diligence of the MCC compact development process.
UgandaBTC (NTU)Monitoring & Evaluation ExpertEnd of Project Review of CDM projects and programmes.
SeychellesExpertise France (MWH)Climate ChangeClimate Change Expert Climate Change INDCs: Preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the Government of Seychelles in advance of its negotiations at the next UNFCCC CoP (21) in Paris.
PeruCIWEMClimate ChangeTechnical assistance at CoP 20 to the water sector on integrating water issues into the negotiating text.
MozambiqueWorld Bank (Cardno US)Strategic Environmental and Social AssessmentStrategic Environmental and Social Assessment: to provide a strategic framework for strengthening environmental and social sustainability of the mineral, coal, gas, LNG, artisanal and small-scale mining sectors, and for strengthening the addressing of health and safety in these sectors.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, UkraineEU (Tractebel)Regional EvaluationGlobal assessment of the EU support provided at regional level in the fields of environmental governance and green economy, water management, and climate change in the Eastern Partnership countries , 2007-2013 and make recommendations for further EU support for the forthcoming programming period (2014-2020).
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaEU (Sher)Disaster PreparednessA regional formulation was undertaken of a joint project between the EU and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Disaster Management Centre on disaster preparedness and risk reduction with a focus on hydro-meteorological disasters. The project is to promote best practices at regional, national and, to a lesser extent, at local level, and is to provide for capacity-building to the SAARC-DMC, national DMCs and sub-national implementing institutions to ensure that disaster risk preparedness is mainstreamed.
St HelenaSt Helena Government (IMC)Hazardous Waste ManagementProvision of a technical review of the options in the draft Hazardous Waste Management Assessment Report of the St Helena Government and in particular: Identify and briefly appraise any technological options that may have been missed, Provide estimates for the options included in the report; and Consider the constraints faced on export under the Basel Convention.
NigeriaDFID (ASI)ComplianceProvision of preliminary advice on compliance requirements for the DFID investment: Attracting Investment in Kogi State through support to a starch processing facility with up to 93,000 million tonnes capacity in the Kogi Staple Crop Processing Zone.
UgandaAgricultureClimate Change AdaptationProvision of advice during the preparation of a USAID Concept Note describing a project to empower rural farmers to undertake sustainable agriculture, in anticipation that this will enhance food security and assist with adapting to climate change by reducing vulnerability and building resilience.
RwandaBTC (Sopex)Mid-Term ReviewMid-Term Review of the Support Programme to the Development of the Forestry Sector in Rwanda to evaluate the project schedule and objectives, appropriateness and feasibility, and potential mid-term corrections. To review the sustainability action plan proposed by the project and, if implemented, the level of expectation concerning the sustainability of the investments. Recommendations concerning whether or not the donor should continue supporting the forestry sector in Rwanda, how should this support be designed and implemented. All this within a traditional focus on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
NigeriaConstruxSustainable BankingSustainable Banking Management System: Provision of advice on, and implementation of, sustainable banking principles by banks, discount houses and development finance institutions including environmental and social footprinting. Principles included: Environmental and Social Governance, Financial Inclusion, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Human Rights.
PakistanDFID (Coffey)Climate Change and Environment Risk AssessmentDFID Pakistan’s Private Sector Development Approach focuses on enhancing wealth creation opportunities for the poor as a means to generate jobs and tackle the ‘youth bulge’. A new £70m Wealth Creation for the Poor programme is being proposed to focus on sectors that have the ability to enhance the economy’s employment generating capacity and deliver jobs and assets for the transitory poor that are essential for poverty reduction and social stability in Pakistan. A climate change risk assessment was done for the programme; proposing potential risk mitigation strategies against environmental and climatic risks, and develop programmatic interventions; undertaking a mapping exercise and establish clear lines of responsibilities relating to implementing the risk mitigation framework; defining relevant requirements expected of the implementing agent/ contractor to develop and implement an environmental/climate change management plan for the programme; developing appropriate environmental/climate change monitoring and evaluation tools for the programme, and linking these to the programme’s results chain and logframe.
Cook Is., Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Is., Tonga, Tuvalu, VanuatuAsian Development BankRegional Energy AssessmentAssessment of Asian Development Bank's cumulative contribution and support to the energy sector from 2000 to 2011 in Pacific developing member countries under the Pacific Approach by evaluating both energy-related loans, grants, and technical assistance projects and their results in improving the delivery of public goods and services in Pacific countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) included selected country visits.
Sierra LeoneEC (AGEG)Ex-post EvaluationEx-post Evaluation: Evaluation of project: "Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Agency". Evaluation of all aspects relative to design, implementation and results. Includes evaluation with respect to overall support provided by the EU to the sector and within context of legal and institutional arrangements, assessing the coherence of the EU support and its relevance to the national priorities as expressed in the mandate of the EPA SL and the PRSP II.
GhanaEC (AGEG)Country Environmental ProfilePreparation of CEP to: Identify and assess environmental and climate change issues for consideration during programming process for 11th EDF (2014-2020) and identification/design of future 11th EDF support activities; Provide decision-makers in Ghana, and in EU, with clear information on: key environmental challenges (including those resulting from increasing climate variability and climate change); current policy, legislative and institutional framework; and strategies and programmes (including those of the EC and other donors) designed to address them; Establish key linkages between environment, including climate change, and poverty reduction; Contribute to focusing political dialogue and co-operation with Government.
KazakhstanWorld BankMiningProvision of environmental advice to the Kazakhstan Mining Sector (assessing sector master plan).
Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, PalauEC (Cardno)Renewable EnergyA mid-term review undertaken to: Assess efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability of the North-Renewable Energy Project in meeting its overall objective of improving quality of life on outer islands of the Marshall Islands (Majuro), Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) and Palau; Assess extent to which expected benefits are being /will be achieved; Assess extent to which results could be sustainably maintained; and to, Identify required changes in project design including the performance indicators, or curtailment of activities because of significant problems, or need for an extension to the Project.
VietnamBTC (Sher)Climate ChangeClimate Change: Formulation Mission to strengthen the capacities of three provinces to apply the national strategy on climate change by covering in a comprehensive and participatory manner the issues related to regional spatial planning, urban planning and water management.
MontenegroEC (SOPEX)Peer Review, QAEvaluation: Ex-Ante Evaluation of the Operational Programmes for IPA Components III & IV and Strategic Environmental Environmental Assessment of the Operational Programme for IPA Component III - Montenegro.
PakistanEC (AGEG)Climate ChangeScoping Mission to explore and identify interventions to support the Government and build its capacity to address climate change with a reasonable expectation of sustainability in the long run and potential complementarity with the EU's upcoming and ongoing projects in the area of rural development, natural resources management and sustainable development in the country and region, as well as the programmes of other donors active in the field of climate change and sustainable development.
JamaicaEC (Transtec)EIA ~ wastewaterAssessment of the existing practices at distilleries and sugar factories in Jamaica for the disposal of wastewater and proposed strategies to effectively manage wastewater from the sugar industries within the context of the hierarchy of waste management, environmental sustainability and operational cost-effectiveness.
SenegalForestryCarbon ManagementEvaluation of groundnut-briquette making technology to replace charcoal and the use of Jatropha as a biofuel.
Belize, GlobalEC (MWH)Climate ChangeKey Expert advising the Global Climate Change Alliance which provides a platform for dialogue and exchange among the EU and target countries and provides support in five priority areas: Adaptation to climate change; Reducing emissions from deforestation; Enhancing participation in the Clean Development Mechanism ; Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction; and, Integrating climate change into poverty reduction efforts. Specified and organised identification and formulation missions to Benin, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Samoa, Laos and Bhutan and facilitated regional climate change conference for Caribbean.
NigeriaFederal Ministry of EnvironmentDue DiligencePeer Review of new EIA Sector Guidelines for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Plants, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Environment.
NigeriaLAMATADue DiligencePeer review of EIA for a Bus Rapid Transit Scheme in Lagos on behalf of the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority.
CaribbeanDFIDClimate ChangeRapid Climate Change screening of the DFID Caribbean portfolio of programmes/projects and assessment of priorities for interventions.
TanzaniaCARE InternationalClimate ChangeFormulation of Global Climate Change Alliance concept note for arid, semi-arid and plateau situations.
BelgiumACP - ECDisaster ManagementCreation of website relating to disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction covering the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and regional institutions.
NigeriaOil & GasTraining ~ Hazard and Incident InvestigationDevelopment of training materials for the in-house continual professional development of oil and gas operational staff in hazard and incident investigation.
UgandaDFIDHIV/AIDSDeveloped an Environmental Screening Note for a £16 million, four-year HIV/AIDS Programme (2010/11 to 2013/14) to (a) identify and exploit environmental opportunities and benefits of the proposed intervention (b) identify and manage environmental risks associated with the intervention and ensure that appropriate action is taken.
GhanaBritish CouncilClimate ChangeTraining of journalists in how to present climate change within the media including the development of a communications strategy.
MalawiECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy of the Sugar Industry and the relevant EC Multi-Annual support. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the NAS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring.
NigeriaDFIDState Peer ReviewElaboration of environmental indicators to assist in the development of the peer review mechanism as part of the State Evaluation and Assessment Tool being undertaken within the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability programme, on behalf of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Federal Government.
NigeriaGovernmentClimate Change PolicyNigeria Climate Change Policy and National Response Strategy Call for Memoranda. Developed a Memorandum on behalf of the Special Climate Change Unit to support the Nigeria Climate Change Policy and National Response Strategy (refers to REDD, FLEGT, CDM and Disaster Risk Reduction).
GlobalECPeer ReviewEvaluation of Proposals /(Full applications): Call for Proposals for the “Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, including Energy”. Assessed several full applications) nearly all of which included assessments of one or more of climate change, REDD, FLEGT, CDM and Disaster Risk Reduction and all included review and assessment of agreements with partner organisations, project formulation, log frames, action plan and/or work-plan drafting, budget drafting etc.
FijiECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy for the Sugar Industry. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the NAS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring. Involved a Scoping Study and the SEA Study itself with some emphasis on co-generation, biofuels and carbon sequestration.
DenmarkWaterClimate ChangeProvision of assistance at COP 15, to the water sector on integrating water issues into the negotiating text.
NigeriaPortsHSSE specification ~ portsSpecification and implementation of Health, Safety, Security and Environment in a port and dredging context to comply with ISO 14001, 18001 and 28000.
KuwaitOil & GasImplementation ~ ISO 14001Peer review of ISO 14001 implementation including assessment of environmental aspects, site visits (pipelines, tank farms, contractor sites) and risk methodology.
BelizeECSEA - SugarSEA: Carried out for the implementation of the Belize Country Strategy for the Adaptation of the Sugar Industry 2006-2015 and the relevant EC Multi-Annual Support. Overall objective ~ describe, identify and assess the likely significant environmental challenges, considerations and effects of implementing the BCS with regard to the environmental impact of the sugar restructuring. Involved a Scoping Study and the SEA Study itself.
Global, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesECClimate Change, Risk ScreeningEstimation of the part of the EC's aid portfolio that is potentially at risk due to climate change. Specifically this includes developing and testing a process to screen EC interventions for their likely vulnerability to climate change impacts and their potential direct and indirect consequences on the capacity to adapt to climate change or climate change mitigation potential of a sector/country. The analysis also provides recommendations to effectively respond to climate change challenges in development co-operation.
NamibiaECEvaluation of water and sanitation sectorAssignment called for an assessment of the environmental governance issues in the urban and rural, water and sanitation sectors in Namibia, supporting the preparation and processing of key strategic documents for the future development of the sector, and assisting the stakeholders coordination process, identifying potential interventions to improve water and sanitation governance and increase access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation to be funded under the 10th EDF.
NigeriaPortsTraining ~ EIA, EMS and security managementContributions to a five-day course in Nigeria on EIA, EMS and security management were prepared and delivered to delegates from all the major ports of Nigeria and to key dredging operators, specifically focussing on the Delta ports and best practice.
IraqKurdish Regional GovernmentForestryProvision of advice to Kurdistan Regional Government (Prime Minister's Office) in Iraq concerning the application of a Clean Development Mechanism (Kyoto Protocol) for the re-forestation of much of northern Iraq with CDM and non-CDM agro-forestry linked directly to community development and local markets.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaECIntegrated Pollution Prevention ControlDevelopment of Terms of Reference to implement the EC Directive on IPPC in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
KuwaitGovernmentKeynote AddressKeynote speaker at regional conference in Kuwait on ISO 14001 and climate change sponsored by the Kuwait government.
IrelandGovernmentDue diligence of environmental studies ~ gas pipelineThe Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) of the Government of Ireland requires a statutory assessment of an Environmental Impact Statement concerned with the construction and operation of an onshore and offshore pipeline. The twin objectives of the assignment are to confirm the regulatory compliance of the EIS with relevant EU and Irish legislation and to confirm the technical compliance with relevant ISO standards.
MontenegroNGODue diligence of environmental studies ~ master planThe work entailed appraisal of a master planning document concerning the intention to put the country on a sustainable development course. Review and detailed comments made on the document "Montenegro ~ Towards an Ecological State".
EgyptGovernmentStrategic Environmental Assessment ~ National Sustainable Tourism Strategic PlanThis assignment is being undertaken in Egypt on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Development Authority. The tourism target is 25 million visitors by 2020 and is codified in The National Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan. A key question is whether there is enough capacity in Egypt's natural, historical, cultural, and human resources to sustain the envisaged growth. The assignment explores the capacity of the tourism sector to cope with the expansion target and seeks to understand what may be needed to eliminate or minimise constraints. The study also reviews the existing tourism impacts and considers what future impacts there may be and what strategies could be deployed to minimise those, where and if possible. Because the anticipated tourism growth is expected to be coastally based, the study places emphasis on the coastal and marine resources.
IraqGovernmentIdentification of environmental projects for post conflict situationSupport was provided to a British Trade Mission to the Kurdish Region of Iraq specifically to identify appropriate environmental support identification/development of projects; discussions with Kurdish Regional Government; Ministers of Agriculture, Environment, Interior, Planning, Municipalities; Governors and Chambers of Commerce. Two areas of support are being taken forward; technical assistance to the KRG Ministry of Environment and the development of regional forestry ~ reforestation and agro-forestry.
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, UzbekistanEC TACIS, ADBEnvironmental advice and due diligence support to energy sectorSupport to an EC/ADB Rapid-Response Expert Facility in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for energy sector (developing gas supplies and interstate transportation, electricity generation and transmission, energy efficiency and renewable energy) in Central Asia. Provision of technical assistance to support regional energy investment projects.
NigeriaOil & GasDevelopment of risk-based security documentationDevelopment of security documentation for an onshore and coastal oil and gas company in Nigeria to align with HSE-MS and ISO 17799:2005, 28000 and the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security); development and testing of security risk assessments and countermeasures.
Benin, Burkina Faso, MaliMCCDue diligence of environmental studies for roads programme Working with in-country Millennium counterparts, the EIA and other environmental studies were assessed in Burkina Faso for proposed 1200 km roads programme (bitumen, earth and rural access); significant transboundary issues with Benin, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo.
Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, SwitzerlandEC AIDCOPreparation of support programme for the implementation of multi-lateral environmental agreements Working with the ACP Secretariat and regional partners (in Ethiopia, Kenya, Germany and Switzerland) a programme was prepared to assist ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) countries to negotiate, manage and implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements and mainstream the related environmental issues; Desertification Convention (UNCCD), Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol), and the Chemicals & Wastes Conventions (Rotterdam, Stockholm, Basel). Various financing options were discussed and a draft Project Identification Fiche/Financing Proposal was elaborated (9th EDF-compliant).
NigeriaPort, Harbours & MarinasPeer review of initial port enlargement optionsRiver Bonny Channel Expansion in the Nigerian Delta ~ a number of options are being considered to facilitate port access to larger vessels and a higher volume of traffic; to include widening and deepening the existing approach channel or creating a new channel. In either case the channel will need to be dredged and the dumped spoils assessed. Various options are to be assessed for environmental and social impact. The specific task called for peer review of the EIA work undertaken by local and UK consultants.
KuwaitOil & GasWeb-based HSE-MSProvision of advice to Kuwait oil company on the hardware and software needed to establish a functional web and PC-based system to manage health, safety and environmental issues captured within a formal HSE-MS across all the operating companies. Two systems were identified, compared and contrasted and recommendations made.
NigeriaOil & GasDevelopment of risk-based security documentationDevelopment of security documentation for an offshore oil and gas company in Nigeria to align with HSE-MS and ISO 17799:2005, 28000 and the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security); development and testing of security risk assessments and countermeasures.
NicaraguaUSAIDDevelopment/Delivery of EIA trainingA three-day, EIA course was developed and delivered in Nicaragua, with local NGO, for government agencies, fully supported with a delegate's manual and used local case study examples, focussing on the oil and gas sector specifically the potential impacts of seismic acquisition and exploration drilling.
Trinidad & TobagoECDisaster Preparedness AssessmentCurrent arrangements in Trinidad & Tobago were assessed for all aspects of disaster preparedness leading to financing for improved disaster management capability; regional, national and at community level.
YemenUNDPReview and development ~ environmental indicatorsCountry environmental indicators for the Yemen were reviewed and developed for dams, roads, urban renewal, oil and gas and agriculture. A further requirement was the development of technical content for a new regulation for the EIA of oil and gas sector facilities.
Saudi ArabiaLegalImplementation of EIAProvision of advice concerning the implementation and enforcement of existing environmental legislation of Saudi Arabia, specifically EIA, and the relative roles of the municipal and national statutory authorities in environmental protection.
NigeriaOil & GasImplementation of environmental standardsAssistance was provided to raise company in Nigeria to certification readiness for the new ISO 14001: 2004 EMS and integrating several new facilities to the existing scope.
BangladeshEUDisaster Preparedness AssessmentLed Appraisal Mission to Bangladesh to design three-year programme; Earthquake preparedness and mitigation; Community awareness programme for all aspects of disaster preparedness leading to a study /design of a pilot implementation of a permanent disaster management capability; and, Extension of the disaster management information centre with ability to inform in real time to community level.
Russian FederationOil & GasEnvironmental Impact Assessment ~ pipeline routingComparative environmental and social risk-based analysis undertaken for pipeline route options in the Russian Federation as part of a major field expansion, using comprehensive technical reviews, additional engineering and environmental surveys. Key sensitive issues: Western Grey Whale, Steller's Sea Eagle, other Red Book species, Class I forest, lagoons, wetlands etc.
KenyaConstruction (Housing)Advice on sustainable water supply, sanitation and renewablesAdvice provided to developer in Kenya for a master plan for low income housing near Mombasa. Specific issues were water supply, re-use & sanitation, energy efficiency, solid water management and other infrastructure requirements.
BelgiumEU AidCoEvaluation of grant applicationsEvaluation of grant applications submitted in response to call for proposals relating to environment and forests - for the following developing countries - Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe: capacity-building, cleaner production, multilateral environmental agreements, biodiversity, and sustainable use of natural and marine/coastal resources.
JamaicaEU AidCoProject Evaluation ~ marine protected area and ecotourismProject evaluation was undertaken in Jamaica - The Self-Sustainability of the Negril Marine Park, Project ENV/B7-6200/98-22 to determine lessons learned over the period of EC project funding (1999 2002). EC wished to be appraised of why most of the activities were delayed and to evaluate the outputs of the project in terms of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
LibyaNGO, Internat. Energy FoundationCapacity-building ~ HSE - MSImplementation of a Health, Safety and Environment management system within the oil and gas sector in Libya, based on the industry model. Topics included; Leadership & Commitment, Policy & Strategic Objectives, Organisation, Resources & Documentation, Evaluation & Risk Management, Planning, Implementation & Monitoring, and Review & Audit.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaEC PHAREInstitutional Strengthening ~ sustainable management Transfer environmental and sustainable management competence to local partners (ministries, universities, companies and individuals) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Activities: cost-benefit of environment policies, options of environmental policy instruments, a single economic/legal resource centre, drafting of legal documents, clarification of the roles and responsibilities at State/Entity/Cantonal/Municipal level and the application of PCM; included reviews of relevant activities on MEAs.
Russian FederationEC-TACISOil Spill Contingency PlanToR developed for EC-TACIS 2002 Baltic Sea Region Action Programme to elaborate a global Baltic oil spill safety system based in the Russian Federation. Experience and results of other TACIS projects in the area, current/planned activities of other donors and of the Russian Government in this field were assessed and considered. Liaison with key project partners (Ministries of Natural Resources, of Transport and of Emergencies), EC Delegation in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg Office), HELCOM and relevant donors. Based in St Petersburg, Moscow and Kaliningrad.
Russian FederationEBRDDevelopment of an environmental action plan and identification of improvements in environmental and safety management practicesDevelopment of an environmental action plan and identification of improvements in environmental and safety management practices in; oil spill response management, occupational health and safety, and environmental management systems in Russian Federation. Consisted of three-phase programme of preparation, development and implementation with subsequent follow-up over a period of approximately two years. Another specific task was to identify and develop communications linkages within company, its organisational HSE management system and the communities.
Argentina, UruguayIADBDue diligence ~ portThe construction and operation of a private port for M'Bopicu on the Uruguay side of the Rio Uruguay (shared between Argentina and Uruguay) was assessed. Task involved summarising the relevant characteristics related to the environmental, social, health and safety aspects. Key issues: water quality, dredging & disposal, multiplier effects, bi-national impacts and transboundary issues and regional impact on sustainable development. Quarterly monitoring during construction; annual monitoring during operations.
Russian FederationInvestorsDue diligence ~ pipelineAssignment involved the assessment and summary of the ecological and socio-economic work carried out by the oil company and its Russian sub contractors in the Russian Far East. Comments made on: adequacy for characterisation of the terrestrial environment - including spatial and temporal coverage; identification of protected areas and species identified; detailed surveys carried out in vicinity of the major facilities (LNG plant, tanker loading facility, oil export terminal, offshore producing facilities, booster stations, pipe landfall, pipeline, construction camps etc.). Reviewed mitigation measures outlined in preliminary EIA report for adequacy.
TurkmenistanEC-TACISDrafting of a regulation for EIAAssignment involved provision of policy advice and assistance to the Ministry of Nature Use and Environmental Protection in Turkmenistan regarding the application of EIA to projects in the oil and gas sector. Work entailed preparation of a normative (legal) procedure for the EIA of proposed oil and gas facilities, involved extensive inter-ministry discussions, visits to existing oil and gas facilities.
SerbiaUNTraining ~ EU lawA series of seminars was developed for the European Council for Peace and Development of the UN University of Peace in Belgrade, Serbia: An Introduction to EU Legislation the Parliamentary Process etc; Air Quality; Environmental Impact Assessment; Strategic Environmental Assessment; Integrated Pollution Prevention Control; Water Quality; Producer Responsibility; Waste Electrical and Electronic Goods; End-of-Life Vehicles; and Sustainability. The training was delivered within the context of re-working existing assets in northern Serbia to accommodate tourism opportunities.
ChinaUS ConsultancyTraining ~ ISO 14001A five-day, Train-the-Trainer workshop in China on ISO 14001 auditing was provided, fully supported with a delegate's manual and used local case study examples, focussing on the tourism and automotive sectors.
KuwaitOil & GasTraining ~ HSEDevelopment and delivery of an HSE training package within a Kuwait oil company to 880 managers, senior engineers and supervisors incorporating course notes, practical sessions, video, and individual CDs. The 2-day course incorporated: Leadership and Commitment, Integrating Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, Administrative Aspects, Contractor, Measurement, Self Assessment and Audits. The course was based on the existing HSE system of the company and was used to facilitate the implementation of the company HSE system
NigeriaOil & GasImplementation ~ ISO 14001Assistance on developing an integrated health, safety and environment management system and to prepare an oil company in Nigeria for ISO 14001 certification. Activities included policy review, manual preparation, and development of procedures. To support implementation, various awareness workshops were developed and given, at different levels, including for senior managers, staff, contractors and suppliers. Successfully certified to ISO 14001 by SGS. Further specialist support provided: EIA, internal auditing, and programmes on waste minimisation and energy conservation.
ThailandAsia-Europe Env. Tech. CentreUrban Development ~ mega citiesAs a member of Advisory Group to AEETC in Thailand, areas of advice included Mega-Cities Efficient Use of Resources, Energy and Environment, Controls on Emissions and Waste, and Urbanisation and Sustainable Development. Projects to date: Air pollution in the mega-cities of south and south -east Asia: An assessment of the policies and strategies for air pollution control and management, International symposium on greening tax system in Asian countries.
CyprusLocal ConsultancyTraining ~ HSE in ConstructionA series of 2-day seminars were developed and delivered in Cyprus on: Managing Health and Safety for the Construction Industry, Pollution Control Management, EIA from Theory to Practice, and Environmental Auditing for Hotels. The seminars included a site visit, local cases as examples and were supported with custom delegates notes.
ThailandUK Government (DTI/DETR)Training ~ waste managementSupport to British Trade Mission to Thailand implemented by the Joint Environmental Markets Unit and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce sponsoring several environmental seminars on waste management to accompany Britain in Thailand: Environment Week held in Bangkok. Invited seminar concerned the establishment of a waste minimisation programme and was attended by at least 120 delegates representing all parts of Thai industry.
MauritiusWorld BankTraining ~ ISO 14001, EMS, auditing and awarenessSeries of 1-day, 2-day and 3-day workshops in Mauritius was provided to train export businesses and government agencies on environmental awareness, management and the international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001. Workshops supported with delegate's manual and local case studies.
IndiaUK Government, DFID, British CouncilCoastal Zone ManagementProvision of technical and management assistance to support Train-the-Trainer workshops and a Short Course in integrated CZM in India were undertaken at Newcastle and at two centres in India (Jadavpur University, Calcutta and Anna University, Chennai) with the progressive handover of the two courses. Involved Indian personnel who (1) already had a role in the management of ICZM projects and/or the training of staff in ICZM improved and extended their capacity to design, organise, implement and deliver training in ICZM and (2) already had role in implementation within ICZM projects built capacity to synthesise all the multi-disciplinary components of CZM to produce an integrated response to ICZM issues.
FYR MacedoniaUNDPCapacity-building ~ environmental protectionWorked with Ministry of Urban Planning, Construction and Environment (MUPCE) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to identify training needs in environmental management (including EIA and SEA), policy design, environmental finance and environmental and natural resource valuation. Assistance provided to other ministries - elaboration of cross-sectoral strategies for the environment. Advice provided on monitoring and licensing functions in industry, water management and energy sectors, development of Local Environmental Action Plans, and the First Communication for UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
KosovoUNDPCapacity-building ~ Environmental effects and actions needed to accommodate refugeesThe crisis in Kosovo required the existing project to consider the environmental effects and actions needed with respect to refugees from Kosovo. Visit to Kosovo to discuss in-country issues and observe at firsthand. In addition, the Project also considered, and built in, gender equality perspectives and the particular circumstances of the Roma community.
CyprusLocal ConsultancyTraining ~ EIAA 2-day course on environmental impact assessment in Cyprus with special emphasis on setting EIA into a local context, prior to potential assimilation into the EU. Included a site visit, local cases as examples and was supported with delegate's notes.
JapanCertificationTraining ~ ISO 14001 toolkitAn ISO 14001 Toolkit was developed on behalf of an ISO 9000 Certification Body specifically for use in Japan to support Japanese consultants in developing their client companies to certification for ISO 14001. To support the toolkit, three training modules were also developed on environmental awareness, consultancy skills in EMS and on the use of the toolkit.
JapanCertificationTraining ~ ISO 14001 toolkitTraining: Using an ISO 14001 Toolkit (prepared under a previous contract), Japanese consultants were trained in how to assist their client companies to certification for ISO 14001. 5-day training undertaken using various live situations such as hotels, light manufacturing etc.
EgyptWorld Bank, (GEF)CZM ~ GEF Red Sea Coastal and Marine Resource Management ProjectWorking with government agencies including the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and the Tourism Development Authority, activities included: development of a database utilising GIS and remote sensing techniques; baseline studies on existing pollution and nature-based tourism, a regulatory needs assessment, identification of institutional strengthening needs, building capacity in EIA, establishment of an Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Coordination Unit, a Reef Recreation Management Unit, and development of a Marine Protected Areas Programme.
Russian FederationEC TACISTraining ~ ISO 14001A series of 4-day workshops was undertaken in the Russian Federation (in Moscow and Ulan Ude [SE Siberia]) to train businesses on environmental management and the international standard, ISO 14001. Workshops supported with delegate's manual, copy of Standard (in Russian) and local case studies.
Central & Eastern EuropeEC TACISTraining ~ EIAA 5-day course was prepared and delivered on environmental impact assessment for transportation projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Special emphasis placed on using case studies from central and eastern Europe. The course included site visits and fully supported with delegate's manual.
Philippines, SingaporeCertificationTraining ~ ISO 14001A series of 2-day workshops were run to train businesses in Singapore and Philippines on environmental management and the international standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001. These workshops fully supported with a delegate's manual and copy of the Standard.
Malaysia, PhilippinesUK Government, Crown AgentsTraining ~ ISO 14001Seminars held to promote environmental management and the implementation of ISO 14001 into Filipino and Malaysian businesses. The Bureau of Product Standards (DTI) in the Philippines (equivalent to UKAS in the UK) and appropriate counterparts in Malaysia facilitated the seminar programme for grinding mill, real estate, paper-making, marketing, paints, meat processing, filling station, brewing, furniture-making, bulk-handling, wire cable, oil refining, automotive components/ manufacture, bottling, glass manufacturing, and trade associations.
Saudi ArabiaUK Government, DTIPolicy ~ environmental protectionPreliminary studies in Saudi Arabia: requirements for, and benefits of, introducing environmental legislation/standards. Entailed the identification and briefing on international and regional environmental legislative activities. Various round-table discussions on the State of the Environment and its protection needs were facilitated including the benefits of environmental improvement that could accrue, the necessary process, an understanding of the barriers and the motivators to environmental improvement, and, the timescale for introduction of ISO 14001.
Japan, South Korea, TaiwanUK ConsultancyIEMA-accredited trainingThree IEMA-accredited training courses for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Foundation Course for Environmental Auditors, An Introduction to Environmental Management Systems and Advanced Course for EMS Auditors were developed for use in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Training packages incorporated trainee manuals, trainer notes, case studies and in-country legislation. Developed in conjunction with professionals from the specific countries and aimed at public/private sector.
EgyptUK Government, DFIDCapacity-building ~ ministriesThe institution-strengthening/capacity-building, 3-year programme in Egypt included co-ordination, development and delivery of 36 workshops: government line ministries (e.g. Housing, Tourism, Agriculture etc.), governmental agencies and NGOs, major universities and research institutes, and selected industrial sectors; energy, petrochemicals, heavy industry, engineering, mining, agrochemicals, food, oil and soap, and textiles. Workshops included: EIA environmental auditing and management systems, waste management. Selected delegates attended specific study tours to enhance their skills and knowledge, particularly in EIA and in waste management.
Russian FederationOil & GasTraining ~ laboratory proceduresDiscussions were held with regulatory officials in the Russian Federation concerning the evaluation of a potential laboratory for in-country analysis of soil and water samples. A detailed tour of the facilities was made, during which the equipment was inventoried and procedures discussed with senior laboratory personnel. A preliminary list was made concerning requirements for high-grade analytical chemicals and spare parts for some of the equipment. Training needs were identified and a proposed programme of US-based training, followed by in-country technical support and transfer, was discussed and developed.
Czech RepublicEBRDCapacity-buildingStudy tour, co-ordination and technical assistance, water management for Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic - established links with various bodies in the UK regulatory, legal and technical communities in order to assess regulatory best practice, legal approaches to setting standards and to review availability of technical assistance. After initial consultations in the Czech Republic a study tour (accompanied/facilitated) was organised within the UK including water companies, technical and management consultants, DoE, HMIP, NRA and Czech Embassy.
Trinidad & TobagoIADBCZMThe Ministry of Environment, Trinidad & Tobago required a study to assess the islands' natural resource base and to consider its environmental protection needs. Development opportunities of the resources were recognised, both for revenue earning capacity as a major export and also as a tourism opportunity. Various ministries, government departments and agencies with an interest in, or a duty for, the management of individual resources were identified. Existing information on the natural resource base was collated and mapped - identifying the primary natural resources, legislation that was available to protect those resources and whether that legislation was effective. Additional methods of environmental protection were proposed.
TurkeyWorld BankTraining ~ EIAProgramme, on behalf of Dept Water Supply/Sewerage in Turkey entailed the production of extensive and comprehensive information on EIA techniques and application in a Turkish context. Several modules dealing with legislation, techniques, analytical methods, project management, and monitoring protocols. A comprehensive set of topic notes was prepared and illustrated through the use of case studies (on a new dam in NW Turkey).
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