Project teams abroad celebrate AMBEROs 15th anniversary
On the 5th of November 2018, AMBERO Consulting celebrated its 15th Anniversary.
On this occasion, AMBERO organised a competition between all the offices, including the different project offices and the main office in Germany. From Serbia to Peru there are a total of 16 projects in 13 different countries that celebrated or will celebrate.
Here is an overview of the events organized:
- In Peru with the “Adaptation of the urban water sector to climate change” Project Team
- In Kenya with the “Territorial approach to adaptation to climate change” Project Team
- In Tanzania with the “Good Financial Governance – Accountability and Revenue Mobilization” Project Team
- In Burkina Faso:
- In Colombia with the “Economic integration of internally displaced people and hosting communities in Norte de Santander” Project Team
- In Liberia with the “Strengthening ecological connectivity in the Taï- Grebo-Sapo complex, Liberia / Côte d‘Ivoire” Project Team
- In Marocco with the “Strengthening local communities”” Project Team
- In Benin with the “Supporting Decentralization and Municipal Development” Project Team
“On Friday, 9th of November, the AMBERO Team in Peru […] invited colleagues, partners and friends for a relaxed get-together at a nearby garden restaurant, to enjoy many interesting conversations and anecdotes, accompanied by some delicious Peruvian tapas. The famous Peruvian cocktail “Pisco Sour” was well suited to raise a toast to the future of AMBERO Consulting. […] After presenting the speech of Mr. Amler on his behalf, I joined our Director in thanking all partners and colleagues for their continuous support and excellent cooperation.” – S. Dohm, Teamleader
“To commemorate AMBERO’s 15 years of services for international development the Climate Change Adaptation Project in Marsabit County, Kenya, invited representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery headed by the CEC Hon. Hawo Shanko and chief officer for the fishery sector Dr. H. Rikoi. Furhtermore 30 special guests were invited representing our key partners in Marsabit County. Together we participated in the celebrations, wherein CCA presented the newly produced documentary for the fresh-fish-value-chain at Lake Turkana and the County Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan that was recently launched by the County Government. As her closing remarks Honourable CEC Hawo Shanko sent her warmest greetings to Director Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Amler and thanked him for the collaborative and important support Marsabit County is receiving from AMBERO”. – T. Lundsgaard, Teamleader
In Tanzania with the “Good Financial Governance – Accountability and Revenue Mobilization” Project Team
“[…] For the occasion, the team in Dar es Salaam get-together in front of the Indian Ocean. Mr. Juan Neidhardt, Head of Governance and Civil Society, highlighted the valuable contribution of AMBERO in implementing Development projects. The team with the new leader of the project, Mr. Anders Jansson, developed integration and interactive activites to conmemorate the day and introduced him to the project.[…] The day finalised with a celebration dinner to wish success in the future of AMBERO.” – S. Jurado, Project Manager.
“We decided to invite all colleagues of PRO-Enfant in Ouagadougou and some of our close partners, such as the SLAM-Team, two graphic artists, the communication specialist that has done a radio program series for the project, a representative from the Youth Diary and trainers at the knocking off time on Friday. After popping the corks to celebrate AMBERO and a short speech of the component manager, we served some nice food and drinks, had birthday cake with 15 candles to blow, followed by a tombola where the guests could win a set of AMBERO items. This was highly appreciated with a lot of excitement. After playing our latest SLAM songs of the kids of Kantchari and Dissihn, the DJ put on African music and the dance floor was opened! And nobody hesitated to move their hips!” – H. Koehler, Teamleader
AMBERO Consulting Gesellschaft mbH, through its team at the PDDC in Burkina Faso, celebrated its 15th anniversary on November 08, 2018 with program staff.
On this occasion, Daniel Biao, AMBERO team leader, shared with the audience the message of Dr. Bernhard Amler, Director. This message retraces not only the edifying journey of consulting but also that of hope.
The Senior Technical Advisor of the DTCA, Mr. Ronald Redeker, after thanking AMBERO for its frank collaboration and the result it has achieved for the program in achieving its objective, expressed the wish to see this commitment from the AMBERO team continue.
On this occasion, a lunch was organized and leather briefcases marked AMBERO Consulting Gesellschaft were offered to the PDDC’s technical advisors.
In Colombia with the “Economic integration of internally displaced people and hosting communities in Norte de Santander” Project Team
The team has celebrated this occasion wit the different associations of producers formed by internally displaced people and hosting communities. The main purpose of this celebration was to develop a circuit by areas, in which the participation of all the associates was the epicenter of a day loaded with happiness, laughter and a lot of sharing. After a warm welcome, the participants initiated the circuit by areas, which main themes were human rights and gender equality. The last contest of the day was based on the traditions of the Catatumbo Region: the participants, wearing the traditional costume of the Catatumbero peasant, had to try to open a gift.
Click here to watch the video of the event.
In Liberia with the “Strengthening ecological connectivity in the Taï- Grebo-Sapo complex, Liberia / Côte d‘Ivoire” Project Team
“The AMBERO team in Monrovia cebrated AMBERO day with partners and counterparts who support us in the implementation of our work in Liberia. AMBERO Day was an opportunity to share and celebrate with the team of professionals who are making the work of AMBERO possible […].
[…] we shared food and drinks just the Liberian way with our colleagues and counterparts from the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia, the Royal Society from the Protection of Birds, Alara Mining and the firm AHT who implements a complementary project on the behalf of KFW from the German Cooperation. We were honored to count on the attendance of the Hon. Joseph Tally, Deputy Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority, who congratulated AMBERO for its 15 days aniversary and for the ongoing support that is provided to the FDA and called for a dialogue spirit between partners and the government.
The event was designed to be a casual event which prolonged until night time. More than forty people come to the event, which was designed as a representation of the friendly, open and collaborative spirit that defines the AMBERO team work approach in Liberia.
AMBERO day was a great opportunity for our team to be together and celebrate, after very busy months and also an occasion to build and streghten bonds with our partners the Liberian way.” – S. Ormeno Garcia, Teamleader
“In Marocco, the AMBERO Team invited the partners from the GIZ and other short-term experts to celebrate AMBERO’s 15th Aniversary as well as the departure of some permanent experts. Throughout the evening, the Team Leader Timo Weinacht invited everyone to make a speech and during the speeches the good and frank collaboration between colleagues was highlighted. At the same time, some did not hesitate to share the little anecdotes, which certainly contributed to the good atmosphere of the evening.” – C. Kotitschke, Project Manager
“On 13 and 14 December 2018, the team organised a team building with various activities that were both entertaining and useful in Djakotomey and Lokossa, two municipalities that are partners in the Programme d’appui à la Décentralisation et au Développement Communal (PDDC).
The 19 team members, dressed in AMBERO colours, spent two days learning how to forge new relationships. They also made proposals to improve the working conditions and relations within the team, collaboration with colleagues of the DPDC but also with its partners, the municipalities, with the aim of reaching the indicators for which it is responsible by June 2020, the end date of the phase.
All this took place in a very beautiful atmosphere punctuated by fun activities.
The team visited a historical museum and a botanical garden in Djakotomey, then an orphanage in Lokossa, a neighbouring partner of Djakotomey, where they donated food and clothing to the children. This donation is the result of the voluntary contribution of the members of the AMBERO team. The meeting with the orphans was a great moment of joy and emotion.” – L. Nana, Teamleader