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Northern Cape Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism

NCTB
Services: Programme Formulation and Implementation/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: March – August 2001

Project Description: Programme Formulation and Implementation/ Programme Design and Development

Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency

Ntsika
Services: Research / Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: August – October 2001

Project Description: Conducted an evaluation of the National Mentorship Programme. The programme was established as a result of the National Jobs Summit held in 1998.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Sida
Services: Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: April – June 2002

Project Description: Conducted an impact assessment of the services of the Community Self Employment Centre (COMSEC) on small business and local economic development in the Port Elizabeth region.

World Education – NTINGA II

NTINGA
Services: Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: September – October 2002

Project Description: The broad goal of the Ntinga II programme is to improve the quality of services delivered by support institutions -- both business development service (BDS) providers and micro-finance institutions (MFIs) -- to growth-oriented micro-enterprises. The project involved conducting an assessment of the performance and achievements of the programme on behalf of World Education South Africa.

Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA)

Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: May – June 2003

Project Description: Developed a concept paper for the design and execution of a small enterprise development programme focusing on supporting former mineworkers in Swaziland as part of a social plan to support retrenched mineworkers.

Mpumalanga Economic Empowerment Corporation (MEEC)

MEEC
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: June – August 2004

Project Description: Developed a Mentorship Programme Manual in support of the mentorship programme of the MEEC.

Department of Trade and Industry

DTI
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: May 2004 – December 2004

Project Description: The project involved a review of small enterprise development programmes in the country as part of the work undertaken to inform the merger process between Ntsika and Namac (the former national small enterprise development agencies). The review was undertaken to assess the impact of the various programmes and make recommendation for future programme design and implementation. The work was undertaken under contract to a consortium led by Deloitte Consulting.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JICA
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development/ Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: March – April 2005

Project Description: Needs assessment on policy and institutional reform for SME promotion in the country. The study was undertaken as part of a 7 country study to inform the newly established Technonet Africa’s Plan of Operation.

Department of Environment and Tourism

DET
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development/ Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: June – July 2005

Project Description: Provided technical assistance in the conceptualisation, planning and execution of a project review (output to purpose). The project was aimed at supporting the established of cooperative enterprises through recycling activities. The project was executed in collaboration with VAPI Consulting.

Tourism Enterprise Programme

TEP
Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: June – November 2005

Project Description: Developed training material for local and international exhibition participation for SMMEs. The material was developed as part of the training interventions under the Tourism Enterprise Programme.

Small Enterprise Development Agency, Mpumalanga Province

seda
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: January – March 2006

Project Description: Developed an SME Guide for Trading in Africa to assist small enterprise in doing business in Africa. The project was undertaken under contract to TAP Consulting.

EU-SADC Investment Promotion Programme (ESIPP)

Esipp
Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: November 2005 – November 2006

Project Description: Provided technical assistance in the planning and execution of 4 Policy Dialogue Workshops as part of the ESIPP Sector Partnership Meetings. . The workshops were held in South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Namibia. This project is undertaken in collaboration with International Trade Projects.

Umsobomvu Youth Fund

UYF
Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: June – August 2008

Project Description: Developed a product, pricing and partnership guide for the UYF Business Consultancy Services Voucher Programme.

City of Johannesburg

Joburg
Services: Strategy Development and Formulation/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: May – August 2008

Project Description: Developed and export development and promotion strategy for the Trade and Investment Directorate of the Department of Economic Development within the City of Johannesburg.

Gauteng Enterprise Development Agency

GEDA
Services: Research

Duration: February 2008 – March 2009

Project Description: Researched the export development needs of small and medium manufacturing and service firms in Gauteng.

Umsobomvu Youth Fund

UYF
Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: March - August 2009

Project Description: Developed a series assessment tools to determine the feasibility, viability and growth potential of small enterprises participating in the UYF Business Consultancy Voucher Programme.

Small Enterprise Development Agency

seda
Services: Programme Formulation and Development

Duration: August – December 2009

Project Description: Developed business plans for two Trade Point Satellite Offices in Nelspruit and Tshwane to encourage export promotion and development. This project is part of the National Trade Point Project. The work was undertaken under contract to TAP Consulting.

Wesgro

wesgro
Services: Programme Design and Development

Duration: August – October 2011

Project Description: Provided technical assistance for the design and development of an export linkages and an export mentorship programme for Wesgro.

Small Enterprise Development Agency, Mpumalanga Province

seda
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: August – October 2012

Project Description: Investigated the viability of hosting an exhibition for local producers in the Mpumalanga Province. The work was done in collaboration with International Trade Projects and Liz Whitehouse and Associates.

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and the Built Environment Professions Export Council (BEPEC)

cesa
Services: Research/ Programme Design and Development

Duration: August – November 2012

Project Description: Provided input to the preparation of a report on behalf of CESA and BEPEC that sets out the significance of the consulting engineering sector within the context of promoting