ECO to continue successful work in Niger

Small irrigation and agricultural extension

2016-03/ ECO Consult has been mandated, in consortium with AFC, to implement the small irrigation activities of PromAP (Rural Development and Productive Farming) in Niger for another three years. PromAP is the TC component of the bilateral programme "Support of Productive Farming in Niger", which is anchored with the Republic of Niger's Ministry of Spatial Planning. In tune with the country’s Rural Development Strategy the programme foresees the implementation of a small irrigation strategy and development of a joint vision for an innovative system of agricultural extension. Next to GIZ's technical cooperation component, KfW Entwicklungsbank is involved with a financial cooperation scheme.

Curricula development in member countries

Missions for ACP Climate Facility

2016-02/ Curricula development for environmental/ ecosystem studies is one responsibility of the „Climate Support Facility" hosted by the Secretariat General of the ACP Group. In October and January, ECO Consult contributed to the corresponding joint development of teaching modules, among others in Uganda. Risk assessment and ecosystem-based adaptation received specific attention. Participants comprised heads of departments, techers and students.  

Successful work to continue in Cameroon

ECO to develop wood energy strategy

2016-01/ ECO Consult is to assist the Republic of Cameroon in her efforts to turn charcoal from a driver of deforestation into a sustainable, pro-poor asset. Services will include policy support and elaboration of a regional wood energy strategy along with a related monitoring system. The prospective project activities will build on vast experience throughout Africa and previous success in the country's wood energy sector.