Development Consultancy

By being in the front-line in implementation of programmes, and providing training and capacity building services, Detra-Africa has from time to time been tasked by other organizations (local and international organizations) to mentor, evaluate and advice them on key issues touching on their own delivery of programmes. This is a task that we have been able to perform very well considering the many years experience our staff possesses. Many organizations have been guided by our staff, while others have had their programmes shaped by engaging the services of our staff.

We  at Detra-Africa have a wide range of expertise including:
Private sector and NGO program development, management and evaluation, Value chain analysis and sub-sector studies, Developing innovative projects for emerging markets,
Proposal development and resource mobilization, Capacity building for small enterprise development, Markets linkage for small entrepreneurs, Capacity building for NGO and private sector personnel.

Our key areas of expertise include the following


Our clients and collaborations
We consult widely for the United Nations Organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe, International NGOs such as World Vision, Care International, OXFAM and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Our staff have had wide consultancy and research experience internationally and have collaborated and consulted with institutions in Europe, Asia, America and many countries in Africa. We collaborate with major international organizations, including the International Federation of Organic Movements (IFOAM), Environmental Impact Assessment Association of Kenya, the International Finance Corporation among others.
Achievements
Through partnership with IUCN- The International Union for Conservation of Nature, DETRA-Africa consulting team was able to lead a disaster and conflict management process between the Maasai and Kyenjojo communities on the Kenya/Tanzania border over the use and ownership of the Naimina Enkiyio Forest. An understanding was necessary between these two communities because IUCN had secured funding for a forest conservation project (Euro 2.3 Million) and the project could not implement this project without the two groups agreeing.
The team also facilitated sessions in Baringo for IUCN over the management of the Lembus Forest Project that was slated to kick off but the politicians had rallied community to oppose this project.

DETRA-Africa has also conducted various PPM&E, Organizational Development, strategic planning, Gender and environment sessions for three organizations in Uganda (The Friends of Mpigi Forests Conservation and Development Organization, Musingi Rural Development Association, and Masaka Development Network; in Tanzania for Serengeti Stop Over and Mwanza Development Organization; and in Kenya for various organizations including CBOs, NGOs and private companies. Additionally we have done over 20 assignments for NGO and other international community in Africa over the last 2 years.
Relevant Registration
Our staff are registered with extensive national and international reputation in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and Environmental Audits (EA) with NEMA according to the EIA/EA practicing license as per the Fifth Schedule of the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003, Legal Notice No. 101. The firm is in possession of certificate of incorporation as a company in Kenya. Our staff and associates are also internationally recognized in key agriculture, natural resources, environment and health areas, and are members to key bodies such as Professional Association of Consultants and Trainer, Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, Kenya Medical Association, International Society for Environmental Scientists, Society for Wetland Scientists, Society for Conservation Biology, International Engineers Association among others.

Development Consultancy: Areas of expertise

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Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
Ecosystems Assessment
Soil and Water Conservation
Environmental and Land Cover Surveys
Environmental Engineering,
Environmental, Social Impact Assessment and Audits
Occupational Health and Safety
Sanitation
Bio-safety and Bio-containment .

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Economics
Monitoring and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Surveys
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Environmental Enterprise
Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis .

 

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Health
Documentation, data analysis and interpretation
Strategic planning
Monitoring HIV, TB, Malaria and Pneumonia
Hygiene and WATSAN programmes development, M&E
Health programme management
Training of health professionals in key areas of project management
Evaluation of health programmes including OVC, HIV, Malaria, TB and other health sector programmes .

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Project Management and Policy Analysis
Monitoring and evaluation
Project Management .

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Training and Facilitation
Environment enterprise
Project establishment
Project closure
Resource mobilization and fundraising .