The Consultancy Component
PAID-WA carries out a range of activities that contribute to the sustainable development of communities through development institutions and organisations. Its cream of development professionals and experts have extensive working knowledge in cross-cutting areas of development. These include:
- Knowledge management
- Strategy development • Natural resources management
- Environmental education and awareness initiative
- Advocacy and awareness raising campaigns
- Performance management and assessment
- Program and project management techniques
- Fundraising from institutions/proposal development for organisations
- Monitoring and evaluation designs and capacity development,
- Evaluation studies and impact assessments
- Gender mainstreaming
- Conflict management
Consulting Package in Brief
- Knowledge Management Knowledge
Management is often seen as the process of capturing, organising, and storing information and experiences within an organisation, and then making it available to others. PAID-WA’s approach focuses on helping clients reflect, understand and utilise what they know to improve their performance. We will combine our strong facilitation skills with a sound technical understanding of the latest tools and technology to ensure knowledge systems are accessible to all as well as focused on supporting and developing effective ways of working in today’s complex environment.
2 Strategy Development
Good strategic development involves developing plans and futures which are challenging, achievable, clear and yet flexible. It’s a mental picture of progress made and a road-map for success Development agencies need to outline both the objectives and goals to be achieved and the resources and processes required to achieve them. Strategies are not outcomes in themselves and PAID-WA’s approach is to work with clients to help them understand and analyse the context in which they wish to operate, to encourage and support them in identifying strategic options and to help gain the commitment of internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure a shared and agreed way forward.
3. Advocacy and Awareness Raising Essentials
In an increasing complex society, the gap between the poor and rich, the underprivileged and the privileged and the proportion of vulnerable and severely affected individual community members to include, men, women and children is evident of the concept of social inequality. PAID-WA emerges with the passion to share advocacy and campaign strategies that can change existing status quo, cause certain voices to be heard as well as identify and analyse some of the risks involved in carrying out advocacy campaigns. Furthermore, some critical weaknesses of advocacy and campaigning are capitalized as well as an in-depth view of the advocacy and campaigning cycle. Strategies that influence the change of action are explored for the interest of clients that are involved in advocacy. In addition to this component, PAID-WA engages in the provision of psychosocial support to the vulnerable and the severely affected of the society. We also take a step forward to build the resilience of vulnerable communities, making them self-reliant and reducing the dependency ratio on external intervention. This is the angle to which we view the concept of sustainability in the social dimension. In the environmental perspective, there is the increasing need for communities to co-exist with wildlife and the environment in the broader context. This requires firm understanding of the importance of a stable environment and the adverse consequences of environmental crisis on human livelihood. The solution can to an extent be provided by PAID-WA environment and development advocates who embark on issues of behavioural change and extensive impartation of sound environmental knowledge to the local communities.