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Support to DIHR

Bente Consulting ApS is contracted as a sparring partner for the Danish Institute for Human Rights for the finalization of their 2013 application to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The sparring comprises refinement of the indicator framework, as well as strategic coherence in relation to DIHR's core competence areas and geographical focus. It is an interactive and dialogue-based short-term process during April 2013.

Input to evaluation of CNCS in Mozambique

During March-May 2013, Bente Consulting ApS will provide
input to the team from COWI Mozambique on CNCS Mozambique
methodology and approach for the joint annual evaluation
(ACA) of the national HIV/AIDS response in Mozambique.

See more about CNCS (National Aids Council) here.

Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue

Evaluation of Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue.

The evaluation reports - synthesis and country studies from Bangladesh, Mozambique and Uganda - from the joint multi-country evaluation of Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue are now available at Danida's website.

The Mozambique country study is available in English and Portuguese.

CO2 compensation - part of CSR

Air travel is part of the everyday life for a development consultant - with increased CO2 emission as a sad consequence. Bente Consulting compensates for this through contribution to DOF (Danish Ornithologist Association). DOF - in collaboration with BirdLife International, WWF and Wetlands International invests in areas with high potential for CO2-absorption and birdlife protection.  In 2012, the distance travelled by air was 105.209 km = approx. 21 t CO2 emission, which was compensated by DKK 3,600. Read more about CO2 compensation in DOF (in Danish).


3 months with Danida Technical Advisory Service

In the period of 1 December 2012 to 28 February 2013, I will be undertaking a short term contract with the Danida Technical Advisory Service (Governance Team) at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen.

Some of my tasks have already been identified: Capacity assessment of 7 Danish NGOs in collaboration with external consultant Mike Dahlgaard from Yebo ApS; and preparation of the roll-out of the Danish Rights Based Approach policy. 

Baseline study, Niassa Province Mozambique

In September - October 2012, I was working for Swedish Cooperative Center in Niassa Province, Mozambique, where I desiged and undertook a baseline study for the new civil society program (ARENA). The program will focus on agriculture and natural resources management and civil society’s role in demanding accountability.

The assignment also included the elaboration of a monitoring plan for the program. The reports were finalized in November after receiving comments from SCC.

Diamantino Nhampossa, SCC Representative in Mozambique wrote: "I wish to thank you for having done this work. We have learned a lot of things and your inputs are going to help improve the design and implementation of the ARENA."


Report presentations in Vienna, Copenhagen and Stockholm

The reports from the Joint Evaluation of support to Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue have been presented at public meetings in Vienna, Copenhagen and Stockholm in early September.

The Portuguese version of the Executive Summary has been well received by a broad group of stakeholders in Mozambique and conclusions used by several organizations. 

Capacity Assessment of six Danish NGOs

Follow-up Capacity Assessment of six Danish NGOs kept me busy through August 2012. The assignment was carried out for Danida and involved desk review of key documentation and consultations with involved NGOs. Short reports on each of the organizations have been submitted and form the basis for further consultation between Danida and the organizations.

Final reports for CARE Denmark

Final reports from the evaluation cum identification mission undertaken for CARE Denmark in Mozambique in June were submitted mid-August after revising the documents based on comments from CARE Denmark and CARE Mozambique.

The assignment was undertaken in collaboration with MAP Consultores from Mozambique.


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