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We are an international development consultancy
focused on creating learning spaces for social change

Established 1983   




Trust, Relationships & Innovation

We offer international development training coursesconsultancyin-house trainingfacilitationcoaching and events.



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We work with NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies, national governments, UN agencies and the private sector to build common purpose, develop potential, and discover new ways to stimulate positive change.



Leadership and Management in International Development

Reach your potential

Upcoming course:


1 - 5 July 2019


Through a mix of interactive facilitation, experiential activity and coaching you learn how to:

  • leverage your natural ability to lead and prioritise demands
  • understand your learning and leadership preferences and how to adapt them to others' needs
  • analyse your network and prepare for those new conversations that will make a difference
  • give and receive feedback
  • reflect on your own leadership style and presence.








With over 37 years’ experience in international development,

we have worked with individuals and teams from more than 140 countries.


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In our fast changing global context, there’s a great space of possibilities for how leadership is perceived and exercised, and scope to approach leadership thinking and concepts from different angles. Although traditional leadership and management models still have a place, for us to reach the SDG’s we must enquire into what is now required of leadership – in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, and how we can be part of expressing fitting leadership.   

Two qualities of fitting leadership are relational and emotional skills. Leaders who develop these skills are able to mediate and create safe...
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  • WHAT: Learning workshop
  • HOW: One day training
  • WHERE: Thailand
  • WHEN: March 2019

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  • WHO: Caritas Europe
  • WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
  • WHEN: May 2019

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  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: One week training
  • WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
  • WHEN: May 2019

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  • WHY: To understand EAFM implementation at various levels of government and across sectors.
  • WHO: UNIDO and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Port Sudan
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHY: To understand leadership behaviours and functions of leaders in organizations
  • WHO: SMC
  • WHAT: Leadership and Change Management workshop
  • HOW: One day training
  • WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHO: UNDP Yemen
  • WHAT: Tailor-made training
  • HOW: One week training
  • WHERE: Yemen
  • WHEN: April 2019

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Crafting Stories at 2019 KMb Forum


Tags: Ruth Jolly, Silvia Capezzuoli, KMbForum, Workshop, Knowledge Management


  • WHY: To learn, share, network and create new stories in a convivial way
  • WHAT: KMbForum
  • HOW: Workshop
  • WHERE: Newcastle
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHO: JA Europe
  • WHAT: Workshop
  • HOW: 3 day workshop
  • WHERE: Chisinau, Moldova
  • WHEN: 9-11 April 2019

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A First: EAFm for Inland Fisheries!


Tags: FAO, Fisheries, EAFM, Consultancy, Multi-Stakeholder


  • WHY: To address the diversity of inland fisheries, the standard EAFM marine-focused course needed to be strategically adapted and piloted
  • WHO: FAO FiRM project
  • WHAT: EAFm multi-stakeholder workshop/Consultancy
  • WHERE: Mangochi, Malawi
  • WHEN: March 2019

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  • WHY: To foster a real culture of M&E for improved organisational effectiveness
  • WHO: Botswana National Productivity Centre
  • WHAT: 5-day M&E for Results training and 3-day associated Training of Trainers
  • HOW: build M&E capacity for a cross section of 25 staff, and develop a cadre of consultants and researchers to support M&E practice in-house as well as in client-facing work
  • WHERE: Gaborone, Botswana
  • WHEN: February 2019

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'Value For Money' - Ibitola Omotayo

'Monitoring and Evaluation' - Norman Moleele