- Committed and curious: People and social issues interest us. We are committed to them. This interest is our strength and guides us as a team in our daily work for our clients.
- Open and honest: We are open-minded. At the same time, we have critical minds and a constructive attitude.
- Agile and flexible: We work together as a permamant team in different roles and different processes. This is why we are adaptable and open to change.
- Diverse and international: We work on assignments in all continents. Tbilisi, Accra, Rome... nowhere is too far away for us. The same naturally applies to our Swiss clients – whether they are in Nyon, Arbon or Melide.
Co-Managing Director, Partner, PhD in Political Science
Dr. Kathrin FreyE-Mail
044 368 58 98
PhD in Political Science, University of Zurich
Licentiate in Political Science, Business and Economics, International Law, University of Zurich
Areas of Competency
Education, health (prevention and health promotion), evidence-based policy-making
Advisory services for public administration at the federal, cantonal and local level, and for non-profit organisation. Design and implementation of evaluations and analyses of measures, projects and programmes. Concept development and moderation of development processes. Design and implementation of workshops, training modules.
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator
044 368 85 75
Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Areas of Competency
Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.
Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.
- Project Management:
Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.
Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.
Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.
- Knowledge Management:
Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.
Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).
German, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Partner, M.Sc. in Criminal Sciences
044 368 58 76
MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne
Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland
Area of Competency
- Thematic areas:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes and strategies; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.
LanguagesFrench, English, German
Scientific Assistant, MA International Relations
EducationMA in International Relations, Graduate Institute Geneva
BA in Political Economy, University of Lucerne
AbroadSouth Africa, Zambia, Hong Kong
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Scientific Assistant, MA Development Studies
044 368 58 30
EducationMA in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
BLaw in Law, University of Fribourg
Experiences abroadUnited Kingdom, Peru, Colombia, Chile
LanguagesFrench, English, German, Spanish
Co-Managing Director, Partner, M.A. in International Economic
044 368 58 15
M.A. in International Economic Policy
M.A. in International Affairs and Governance
B.A. in International Affairs
Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo (South Kivu), Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kosovo, Morocco, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia
Planning and backstopping of development projects (mainly in the fields of economic development and skills) with logical frameworks and results chains, Project evaluations including cost-benefit analyses, Employment and labour market analyses.
German, French, English
Partner, M. A. in Geography
044 368 58 78
Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.
Areas of Competency
Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development
Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam
Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)
German, English, Spanish, French
044 368 58 01
Fields of activity
LanguagesGerman, English, Serbian
Partner, Agronomist and Biologist
044 368 58 74
Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland
Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal).
- Adult Training:
Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.
- Facilitation & participative methods:
Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.
- Organisational development:
Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.
- Rural extension and advisory:
Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.
- Business Management:
Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).
- Project management:
Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.
French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish