Grant and project management
ECO-COA has a wide experience in grant management at the community level. The firm also undertakes participatory projects design for grassroot communities and civil society organizations, participatory monitoring and evaluation and projects and programmes assessment.
ECO-COA provides feasibility support and technical assessment in relation to environmental management in areas of:
- Sustainable Natural Resource Management including ecosystem rehabilitation, wildlife management, water management and governance, land management and payment for ecosystem service, environmental impact assessment and audits and school greening programmes;
- Sustainable farming systems including soil and water management systems, land use planning, cultivation analysis (irrigation, planting scheduling, human resource analysis, yield assessment and costing and budgetary review) including extension service to livestock farming;
- Establishment of renewable energy and waste management technologies (environmental & socio-economic surveys, suitability, cost, business plans, promotion and marketing, capacity development, management of regulatory, approvals and licensing requirements and tourism planning, development and marketing; viability assessments to determine tourism potential; eco-tourism development, package and product development, marketing and guides training.
ECOCOA recognizes the importance gender differentiated needs in projects and programmes design, planning and implementation. To this end, ECOCOA has developed a curriculum for mainstreaming gender issues in the entire project planning cycle. We offer tailor-made courses for grass-root organizations and projects/programme staff at all levels.
Personnel development training
We train project staff in project identification, planning, implementation, participatory monitoring and evaluation – using the Project Cycle Management (PCM), Logical Framework and other project tools. We also offer training in communication and team building, leadership skills, participatory approaches for integrated projects development, business planning and other tailor made courses based on request.