Development cooperation aims to improve the living conditions and future prospects of marginalized communities. This is a diverse and complex task. It spans across securing resources and environmental protection, promoting democratization and social and economic development. It is all about initiating processes of change. Sustainable successes are especially evident when these interdependencies are fully considered.
As an experienced service provider, we are fully aware of these requirements. We have successfully prepared, implemented, and completed many projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and increasingly in Asia.
AMBERO's main fields of expertise are:
Good Governance and Civil Society
Governance is about how political issues are formulated in a society, how conflicts are carried out, and how decisions are made. This involves both state and non-state actors. In this sense, the promotion of good governance includes the responsible use of state institutions with political power and public resources.
AMBERO counts on many years of diverse experiences in this field. We are active in the areas of decentralization, institutional support, the promotion of civil society, and systemic organizational development.
Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
The sustainable use of natural resources is key to poverty reduction. Factors such as improper resource use, large-scale deforestation, and climate change are increasingly threatening our basis of life.
In response to this complex issue, AMBERO has developed key competencies that range from consultation on the political level, to institutional assistance, and to the development of locally adapted solutions. Our portfolio includes the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and rural development. Conservation of biodiversity, the management of protected areas and watersheds, and the promotion of sustainable value chains are all part of this. We frequently employ the instruments of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and environmental finance.
Regional and Economic Development
It is largely undisputed that economic growth is a necessary, though not sufficient requirement, for overcoming poverty and underdevelopment. A strategic economic promotion that is derived from the national development strategies of partner countries and thereby recognizes and develops untapped potential is required. The first priority is to improve conditions, bring stakeholders together, generate capacities, and create space for interaction.
For example, we advise our clients on new approaches in regional management and efficient design of municipal services through strengthening their competitiveness, cluster and network building, as well as through the promotion of the green economy.
Every idea, every initiative finds fertile ground when those affected can adequately participate. It is crucial that they obtain the necessary expertise and capacity in order to implement activities independently and sustainably. Our aim is to ensure that development occurs with our partners on equal footing.
With our local partners, we develop solutions that take into account local knowledge and ensure the lasting impact of our contributions.
We offer the following engineering and consulting services:
- Project management and project implementation
- Concept development and planning consultation
- Program management and impact monitoring
- Technical advice and assessments, as well as technical and professional comment
- Backstopping, coaching, and process support
- Policy and strategy consultation
- Organizational and team development consulting
- Research and development of evaluation and planning processes
Continuing education and training