Recent long-term projects

In its 25 years of business operation ECO Consult has co-designed and implemented over 80 long-term projects for various commissioners, some of them with a time span of up to 15 years. A selection of worldwide projects is presented here. 

Benin:

Capacity Development of Education Authorities (ProEduc) Together with the French International Centre of Pedagogic Studies ECO Consult implemented the component of initial and further training of the education authorities on behalf of GIZ. More...

Burkina Faso:

PDDC – Local Finances Component To support decentralization processes on the local level the programme cooperated with 19 communities in the Eastern and Southwestern regions of the country. Their adminstrations were capacitated in budget planning and implementation. More...

Caucasus:

Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus To preserve the biodiversity-rich high alpine regions of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaichan and their livelihoods potential erosion control measures were combined with advise to sustainable pasture management, communal forestry schemes and policy design. More...  

Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia:

Forest policy design, erosion control, ecosystem conservation: Integrated advisory services in caucasian countries and in Central Asia have contributed to the enhanced protection of unique and valuable ecosystems while providing the populations with increased access to services and better income. More...

Chad:

Decentralized Rural Development Programme (PDRD) Resource protection, economic and social evolution went hand in hand in two vulnerable regions of rural Chad. Communities were capacitated for a self-determined development of their space and adapted economic activities. More...

China:

Practical Demonstration of Sustainable Forest Management in Jiangxi Province: To avoid degradation of soil fertility and vulnerability to natural disasters in its commercial forests the P.R. wished to attempt close-to-nature multi-purpose forest management and forest sector planning. More...  

Congo, Democratic Republic:

REMAKI – Component: Planning and Implementation of an accompanying M&E system In the final phase of the programme the system enabled to analyse and solidify results and facilitate the application of up-to-date GIZ methodology. More...

Ecuador:

Conservation of biodiversity, forests, and mitigation and adaptation to climate change Located in Coca, capital of the Orellana Province, the program contributed to preserve the ecological and cultural wealth of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. More...

Guinea:

Basic Education Project; Family and Reproductive Health Project In the two pioneering intervention areas of German bilateral TC ECO Consult helps capacitate teaching staff and administrations, and improve access to basic health services for the rural poor. More...

Indonesia:

Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) – Component: Promotion of Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development in Biodiverse Areas in the Heart of Borneo (HoB Initiative) In the island's fragile ecosystems the project contributed to empowering communities who live within or adjacent to conservation areas. Poverty reduction and reduction of vulnerability to climate change impacts were central concerns. More...

Madagascar:

PGM-E: Component Decentral management of natural resources Better off with green charcoal: Cleaner combustion, higher turnovers and more resilient soils are some of the impacts ECO has effected in the frame of the GIZ/KfW German-Malagasy Environmental Programme.  More...

Madagascar:

German-Malagasy Sustainable Management of the Environment Programme (PAGE) After years of successful advise to modernizing regional biomass energy value chains the approach was further professionalised. To institutionalise it in the intervention regions the project worked to strengthen and align the political, institutional and legal frameworks. More...

Mali:

Sustainable Small-Irrigation Agriculture Programme (PASSIP) Irrigation potentials for small-scale farming and increased food security were tapped by the technical component of the joint FC/TC programme. It operatedin the context of Mali's Poverty Reduction Strategy. More...  

Mauritania:

Management advise to Diawling National Park In a protected area of both global significance for migratory birds and local significance for the resident human population the project pioneered integrative, non-confrontational and socially equitable means of conserving and developing coastal ecosystems. More...

Mauritania:

Decentral management of natural resources, Guidimakha For over 12 years, ECO assisted the province in the area of resources management and rural development, e.g. by facilitating community-based land use schemes. More...

Mauritania:

Education and Training of Decentralisation Agents In the context of the country's decentralisation policy the project supports local public representatives and line agencies staff through capacity building and training. More...

Mexico:

EcoValor – working line: Communication and dissemination The project communicated the value of ecosystem services as a means to give protected areas a stronger say in public policies. More...

Mongolia:

Biodiversity and Adaptation of Key Forest Ecosystems to Climate Change The project provides key stakeholders of Mongolia’s forest sector with proven concepts for the protection and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. More...

Niger:

PEP – Component: Education planning and human resources management The programme helps capacitate sector administrations and facilitate national and regional planning and results monitoring on the basis of reliable and accessible statistics. More...

Panama:

Sustainable Development of Cerro Hoya National Park and its Buffer Zone In a contested socio-political environment the significance of conserving and delineating protected areas was communicated. Together with the resident population in the buffer zone the project developed alternative incomes and paved the way for a non-confrontational attitude towards conserving and developing important ecosystems. More...

Paraguay:

Management of natural resources Small farmers were able to increase their yearly incomes by EUR 580, through improved extensive cropping, sustainable forest management and marketing. More...

Peru:

PDRS – Livelihoods improvement and biodiversity conservation Though Peru has seen rapid economic advance in recent years the ratio of poor is still high in rural areas. Agricultural extension and marketing helped farmers get access to markets. Intensification led to incresed revenues from lands, while natural resources were protected by way of environmental awareness raising and buffer zone management. More...

Senegal:

PERACOD – Component Participatory Forest Management Sucess in improving livelihoods and fighting rural exodus, while facilitating administrative reform in parallel, has led to four Senegalese regions to approach the PERACOD and jointly develop a strategy for upscaling. More...

Togo:

ProDRA – Promotion of Agroforestry and Rural Energy Supplies ECO Consult analysed the country's economic biomass energy chain, with a focus on how to implement the concept of interlinking sustainable energy supplies with food safety in a suprasectoral manner. More...

Sri Lanka:

Education for Social Cohesion Programme – Component Disaster Risk Management and Psycho-social Care The 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean urged Sri Lanka to reconsider educational programmes for disaster-preparedness and review curricula accordingly. ECO Education assisted in teacher-trainings and learning module development. More...

Tunisia:

RDI — Tunisia Regional Development Initiative Identifying their own development needs, gaining routine in bottom-up decision making and participatory planning: These were the co-benefits as four governorates took to implement numerous local projects. More...