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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Latin america and the Caribbean
Technical Assistance to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Climate Action Line of Credit - Phase 1 (2013-2014)
The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to contribute to the Climate Resilience Strategy of the Caribbean Development Bank and its Borrowing Member Countries by building in-house capacity, knowledge and skills in the field of climate change. The programme aims to improve and speed up the use of funding from the Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) as well as climate resilience actions in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the CDB.
The present assignment will undertake a preliminary assessment identifying capacity building needs and the necessary operational policy improvements. It will also carry out a gaps and needs analysis of the CDB’s and BMCs’ climate resilience efforts, taking into account the multiple programmes and efforts ongoing in the region. Three projects in the investment pipeline will also be prepared and improved with a view to financing under the CALC.
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, SADCC member countries, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Training in underwater visual survey methods for evaluating the status of Strombus gigas, queen conch stocks (2013)
Support to the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to build the capacity of fisheries officers in the target group (10 officers from 10 CRFM member states) in using underwater visual survey methods for the management of Strombus gigas, queen conch.
Elaboration of an aquaculture development strategy for Saint Kitts and Nevis (2012)
Drafting of a working document, based on reviews and consultations, which will provide context for the aquaculture development strategy.
Preparation of a strategy and action plan to develop aquaculture in Saint Kitts and Nevis from 2012 to 2022, with the main focus on aquaculture production as a primary food-producing sector and for its contribution to national food security.
Support to Formulate an Aquaculture Land and Water Use Development Plan (2012)
Formulation of an aquaculture land and water use development plan that will provide guidance for zoning and improved access to land and water, in order to contribute to the sustainable development of Jamaica's aquaculture sub-sector.
Grenada, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Support to formulate a fisheries and aquaculture policy (2011-2012)
Preparation and analysis of the institutional environment for fisheries and aquaculture governance in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Dominica with the objective of drafting a comprehensive Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy for each country through a collaborative process, in line with international best practice.
Support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries within the framework of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar programme (2011-2014)
Technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries within the framework of the Accompanying Measures for Sugar (AMS) programme, for the successful implementation of the Sugar Adaptation Strategy.
The purpose of this technical assistance is to:
- Assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to coordinate the implementation of the Sugar Adaptation Strategy.
- Strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and other line ministries to enable the effective use of EU funding provided under the AMS.
TA for the identification and formulation of the new General Budget Support Programme under the 10 EDF (2008)
Global assessment of:
- the macroeconomic situation;
- the quality and efficiency of public finance management and actions necessary to improve it;
- the coordination mechanisms necessary to strengthen the monitoring of the public finance reform and implementation of the SNCRP (poverty reduction strategy);
- the list of results indicators that will act as the basis for the disbursment of the variable installments of the General Budget Support Programme.
Enterprise Competitiveness for Export Development (2005-2006)
The objective of the consultancy was to support the IDB and the Government of Guyana in identifying policy recommendations and associated investments to help strengthen the development of competitive, export-oriented enterprises in Guyana. Key areas of policy interest were:
framework for export promotion,
access to financing,
technological and business development services,
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