Capacity building workshops in the MENA Region

This project was funded by the World Bank and involved us organising and delivering Capacity Buildings Workshops in 7 Middle Eastern and North African Countries. The focus of the workshops was the leveraging the carbon market for financial and environmental benefits.

The Challenge

The workshops focused on introducing the audience, who were mainly industrialists and Government Officials, to the carbon markets and the benefits for them and their countries.

The participants were mainly from the heavy industry sectors such as cement and steel manufacturing as well as power generation and whose process activities led to a large amount of carbon emissions.

The project involved organising the entire scope of the workshops, from identifying and sourcing the venues, event management, logistics to preparing and delivering the presentations. All presentations were delivered in English but with simultaneous translation.

Our Solution

In order to deliver a project of this scale and to meet the very high demands of our client, it was clear that the organisation could not be entirely managed from the UK. As such, we identified local partners on the ground who could take care of the event management as well as local logistics.

We set up a team which consisted of Consultants as well as a Project Manager and Project Director. The role of the PM was to manage our local partners as well as the consultants and report to the Project Director. His role was to manage our clients expectations and to ensure that any issues were identified at an early stage and to mitigate any project delivery risks.

The Outcome