FCG SWEDISH DEVELOPMENT AB – LEAD
FCG Swedish Development AB (FCG Sweden) is a consultancy company specializing in international development cooperation, focusing inter alia on Civil Society Development, Good Governance and Public Administration Reform.FCG Sweden is the result of the merger of the international consulting division of FCG SIPU International AB (SIPU) and ORGUT Consulting AB (ORGUT). Together, FCG Sweden represents 40 years of Swedish expertise in international development consulting.
FCG Sweden provides context relevant, evidence-based solutions that meet and exceed its partners’ expectations, combining the agility of private sector and rigor of international development organisations to deliver development solutions that are innovative, scalable, adaptable, high impact and sustainable. FCG works consultatively with its stakeholders to build solutions that are inclusive (ensuring that the voices of the most marginalised and disadvantaged are heard), participatory (engaging all the stakeholders in the decision making process) and sustainable (building resilience to help people steer the direction of social, economic, legal, political and environmental change). FCG is currently implementing civil society strengthening programmes in Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Ukraine and Western Balkans. Previously, FCG implemented a civil society strengthening programme in Somaliland.
FCG Sweden is headquartered in Sweden and FCG have offices in Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Somaliland and Somalia. For more information visit www.fcgsweden.se
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING EXPERTISE (ICE)- MEMBER
ICE is a French consultancy firm. Since its creation in 1992, ICE-FRANCE has been providing a full range of technical assistance services worldwide in both developing and transitional economies particularly within the scope of various European Commission funding programmes (CARDS, PHARE, TACIS, MEDA, EDF, ENPI etc.).
The set-up of our Consortium has been determined by the need for a hands-on, practical and customised approach towards civil society development in Somalia. In addition to core expertise in civil society development and technical assistance, an essential factor for the successful implementation of the project consists in our direct experience in developing civil society beneficiaries within the region and further, through tailored capacity building training programmes, activities aimed at fostering collaboration, and the amplification of civil society’s voice.
Each Consortium member contributes with a valuable set of core and complementary competences. The complementary structure of the Consortium partners guarantees a smooth project implementation phase – a process greatly facilitated by the joint-development of the tender together with our Consortium partner; with the TA team in our Nairobi office; and by frequent consultations with leading Somali organisations on the needs of Somali civil society.
The Consortium has has extensive experience in conducting organisational and capacity assessments and in facilitating working relationships between civil society actors and horizontal accountability bodies, including in the Horn of Africa. While recent experiences in the ICE-led programme, Civil Society Fund III in Ethiopia, have seen CSOs engage extensively with accountability bodies – such as the National Election Board (pictured above) – this complements international experience in countries such as Turkey, Mali and Guinea.