Work areas

We offer highly specialized consulting services throughout the life cycle of public policies, programs and environmental projects. We add value and accompany our clients by addressing needs related to the financing, design, management and evaluation of their initiatives.

Work areas - Mentefactura
Work areas - Mentefactura

Financing for development:

One of the most complex dimensions of the sustainability of development projects and initiatives consists of securing the necessary resources for their maintenance and long-term projection. We support development organizations in identifying their financial needs, planning financial sustainability strategies and facilitating the necessary support for their implementation.

In addition, we have extensive experience in participatory processes, focused on capacity building for the management of financial resources and the creation of multisectoral alliances for their implementation.

Projects

  • UNDP – Peru
    09/2023 – in progress
    Design of a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) for the project “Restoration of high Andean ecosystems in Peru”.
  • AUDUBON – Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru
    12/2021 – in progress
    Development of a playbook template for the creation, management and financing of subnational protected areas for the 9 project countries.
  • Italian–Ecuadorian Fund for Sustainable Development – Ecuador
    06/2021 – 08/2021
    Evaluation of proposals for environmental projects under the second open call 2021.
  • Wildlife Conservation Society – Uganda
    06/2021 – 08/2021
    Training on innovative biodiversity financing solutions involving the private sector.
  • UNDP – Myanmar
    12/2019 – 12/2020
    Development of the Environmental Management Fund Strategy.
  • UNDP – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    09/2018 – 09/2019
    Development of the Financial Sustainability Strategy for wildlife management through the Wildlife Fund Cycle, within the framework of the Sustainable Environmental Investment Fund (FIAS), and the Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Mechanism for Wildlife. Additionally, the preparation of a proposal for a Corporate Socio–environmental Responsibility Policy, with a focus on the productive and business sector, incorporating inputs gathered from within the Ministry of the Environment (MAE).
  • UNDP – Lebanon
    03/2018
    Design of a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) for the project “Neutrality in land degradation of mountain landscapes in Lebanon”.
  • UNDP – Barbados and the OECS
    11/2017 – 03/2018
    Design of the GEF project “Climate–smart agriculture for integrated landscape management in Grenada”.
  • UNDP – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    08/2015 – 06/2016
    Costing for the 2015–2020 Action Plan of the National Biodiversity Strategy and technical guidance for the development of the TEEB–BIOFIN study.
  • WWF – UNDP – Congo Basin
    12/2009 – 06/2010
    Designing the multinational GEF financial sustainability project for protected areas within the Congo River Basin (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, Central African Republic).
  • UNDP – GEF – Government of Jamaica
    11/2009 – 03/2010
    Designing the GEF project for the “Operational and Financial Strengthening of Jamaica’s National Protected Areas System”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ministry of Environment – Egypt
    02/2009 – 09/2009
    Led project strengthening protected area financing and management systems in Egypt – Project Preparation Grant (PPG) for the Global Environmental Facility.
  • Ministry of Environment – IUCN – Italian Cooperation –Egypt
    01/2007 – 06/2007
    Capacity building for business planning within the Egyptian Protected Areas System and the formulation of recommendations for the Environmental Fund.
  • Ministry of Environment – UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    04/2006 – 10/2006
    Developed national strategy for programs and projects financed by the Global Environmental Facility.
  • The Environmental and Development Group – UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    03/2005 – 12/2005
    Global GEF project design: Financial sustainability for National Protected Area Systems.
  • Fundación Natura – WWF –– Ecuador
    05/2004– 07/2004
    Design of the conservation plan for the Andes del Norte project.

Economy and environment:

Traditionally, economic analysis has been absent from environmental management and natural resource management. In view of this, we specialize in the applying instruments such as: economic valuation methods, cost/benefit analysis, financial evaluations, economic evaluations, economic instruments for environmental management and design of natural resource management schemes.

These tools are applied for the analysis and evaluation of environmental policies, natural resource management and environmental impact assessment of infrastructure, economic and social development projects.

In this area, Mentefactura also works in sustainable tourism as an alternative for the conservation of natural resources, guaranteeing the preservation of cultural heritage and generating economic benefits for the local population. Our work with national and international institutions has generated an important experience in the design, implementation and management of sustainable tourism programs for public protected areas and private reserves. We use tools such as: tourism market analysis, business plans, tourism development policies and strategies, analysis of limits of acceptable change, etc.

Projects

  • WWF – Ecuador
    01/2024 – in progress
    Analysis of sustainable financing mechanisms for the Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiative in Ecuador.
  • CAF – Ecuador
    12/2023 – in progress
    Formulate and present the Financing Product of the National Finance Corporation and the National Corporation of Popular and Solidarity Finance “Galapagos Climate Action Loan Line”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Cook Islands
    12/2022 – 03/2023
    Interim project specialist “Enhancing biodiversity considerations and effective protected area management to safeguard the Cook Islands integrated ecosystems and species”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Samoa
    11/2022 – 01/2023
    Interim project specialist “Improving Integrated Sustainable Management to Safeguard Samoa’s Natural Resources”.
  • UNDP – Dominican Republic
    09/2018 – 01/2019
    Preparation of a proposal for a sustainable financing mechanism for the management of coastal and marine biodiversity.
  • UNDP – Barbados and the OECS
    08/2018 – 12/2018
    Consultancy for developing a Protected Areas System business plan.
  • UNDP – Venezuela
    07/2017 – 11/2017
    Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Component 3: Financial Management of Protected Areas of the GEF project “Strengthening of the Venezuelan Coastal Marine Protected Areas System”.
  • FAO – REDPARQUES
    01/2016 – 10/2016
    Updating the program of work for Protected Areas of the Amazon Biome, with a focus on the financial sustainability element.
  • Wildlife Conservation Society – Ecuador
    12/2015 – 03/2016
    Development of the financial strategy for the implementation of the wildlife management framework.
  • UNDP – Ecuador
    05/2015 – 10/2015
    Update of the integrated financial strategy for combating desertification, land degradation and drought.
  • KfW – GITEC – Peru
    02/2015 – 09/2015
    Preparation of a feasibility study for the Natural Protected Areas Program (pan iii) – conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity.
  • Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    02/2015 – 09/2015
    Evaluation of the gross production and environmental goods and services within 7 protected coastal marine areas of Ecuador.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    02/2014 – 12/2014
    Update of the economic valuation of the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP).
  • WWF – Ecuador
    02/2014 – 08/2014
    Characterization of different economic growth scenarios of the number of visitors to the Galapagos Islands.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    09/2013 – 05/2014
    Design strategy for financial sustainability of the National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador (SNAP).
  • Saudi Wildlife Authority – Saudi Arabia
    08/2013 – 10/2013
    Organization of the international seminar on financing of protected areas for authorities of the countries members of the Arab League.
  • Ministry of Finance – Ecuador
    01/2013
    Designing a methodology for reviewing prices and authorizing emissions of valued species within public sector institutions.
  • WWF – Ecuador
    11/2012 – 05/2013
    Study of potential demand for ecotourism in Galapagos.
  • UNDP – Ecuador
    09/2012 – 05/2013
    Strategic information gathering for the financial sustainability of the Tembladera Wetland, under training and local strengthening processes.
  • Center for Development Studies – Chile
    06/2012 – 10/2012
    Designing a sustainable management strategy for the Boca del Río Lluta Municipal Natural Park in Chile.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    06/2012 – 05/2013
    Update of the study of financial needs and gap analysis of the National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador (SNAP) through a framework of management and capacity building.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    04/2012 – 05/2012
    Consulting for induction to the financial sustainability of protected areas.
  • French Fund for the Environment – Conservation Finance Alliance – Linden Conservation Trust
    03/2012 – 09/2012
    Comparative advantages of conservation trust funds and Project Approach to support Protected Areas Systems.
  • CONAF – UNDP – Chile
    11/2011 – 05/2012
    Designing the strategic and financial plan for the protected areas system of Los Ríos in Chile.
  • Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    10/2011 – 02/2012
    Technical proposal for establishing tourist entrance fees in National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador (SNAP).
  • USAID – Ecuador
    01/2011 – 04/2011
    Environment & Economic Growth Sustainability Assessment in Ecuador.
  • Ministry of Sports – Ecuador
    12/2010 – 07/2011
    Design and implementation of resource allocation models based on financial needs under the new legislation on sport.
  • Ecuadorian Center for Environmental Law – Ecuador
    09/2009 – 11/2009
    Development of the financial strategy for the Quito Environmental Observatory.
  • The Nature Conservancy – ICAA – Peru
    09/2009 – 05/2010
    Designing the financial plan for Cordillera Azul National Park in Peru.
  • WWF – REDPARQUES
    08/2009 – 01/2010
    Developing a regional conservation vision focused on financial sustainability for protected areas across seven countries in the Amazon Basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.
  • UNDP – Panama
    09/2009 – 21/2010
    Research on the financial sustainability of Protected Area Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • UNDP – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    06/2009 – 10/2009
    Developed a financial needs assessment and design of financial mechanisms for the Yasuní National Park.
  • Government of Jamaica
    06/2008 – 03/2009
    Design of the financial strategy for the National Protected Areas System of Jamaica.
  • The Nature Conservancy – Ecuador
    05/2009 – 11/2009
    Designing the financial and marketing plan to capitalize the fund for the control and surveillance of the Cofán territory.
  • The Nature Conservancy – ICAA – Ecuador
    01/2009 – 10/2009
    Designing the business plan for the Institute for Conservation and Environmental Training.
  • UNDP – The Nature Conservancy
    09/2008 – 03/2010
    Application of the scorecard on financial sustainability of National Protected Area Systems in eight countries of South America.
  • UNDP– GEF – Secretariat of the Environment – Paraguay
    06/2008 – 12/2009
    Developed financial sustainability strategy for the System of Protected Areas in Paraguay.
  • Conservation Strategy Fund
    02/2008 – 10/2008
    Developed a hydrocalculator web tool to measure the cost–benefit of hydroelectric projects, taking into consideration environmental variables.
  • Fauna y Flora International – UNDP – Nicaragua
    01/2008 – 10/2008
    Designing mechanisms for the financial sustainability of the Chacocente and Isla de Ometepe Wildlife Refuges in Nicaragua.
  • IUCN – Andean Development Corporation – RedLAC
    07/2007 – 12/2007
    Designing a regional strategy to implement innovative financing mechanisms in Latin American Protected Areas, in coordination with the Latin American Network of Environmental Funds.
  • The Nature Conservancy – Stanford University
    3/2007 – 11/2007
    Conducted a study on tourism in protected areas and its impact on poverty reduction in seven South American countries.
  • Interamerican Development Bank – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    05/2006 – 03/2007
    Conducted economic analysis of the environmental performance of seven major production sectors in Ecuador.
  • UNDP – Ecuador
    03/2006 – 07/2006
    Developed financial sustainability strategy for the Galapagos emergency response system.
  • Conservation International – Federation of Awá Centers – Ecuador
    01/2005 – 10/2005
    Developed financial sustainability strategy for the Awá Indigenous Wildlife Reserve and designed a conservation trust fund.
  • Ministry of Environment – The Nature Conservancy – Ecuador
    07/2004 – 02/2005
    Conducted financial needs assessment for the National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador (SNAP).
  • Conservation International – Walton Foundation
    03/2006 – 07/2006
    Designing a financial sustainability strategy for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor Cocos–Galapagos. Pre–feasibility analysis for a regional trust fund (Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador).
  • KfW – GFA – Natura Foundation – Ecuador
    09/2005 – 01/2006
    Designed a conservation trust fund to maintain the economic incentives system in Chongon Colonche Forest.
  • Dutch Volunteer Service (SNV) – Ecuador
    07/2004 – 12/2004
    Preparation of a study on rural tourism in Ecuador from a production chain approach.
  • The Nature Conservancy – WWF – USAID – Ecuador
    07/2004 – 01/2005
    Preparation of the Galapagos Marine Reserve financial needs analysis study and financial sustainability strategy.
  • The Nature Conservancy – Arcoiris Foundation – Ecuador
    01/2000 – 04/2000
    Developed long term financial strategy for the Podocarpus National Park.
  • The Nature Conservancy – Natura Foundation – Ecuador
    01/2000 – 04/2000
    Developed long term financing strategy for the Machalilla National Park.

Solid Waste:

Solid waste management is a universal problem that concerns every inhabitant of the planet. Countries are developing rapidly without adequate systems to manage the different waste produced by their citizens. Worldwide, 2010 million tons of municipal solid waste is generated annually, and at least 33% of it is not managed without risk to the environment.

Mentefactura has been supporting governance processes, from the planning of concrete and achievable actions by national and municipal governments. In addition, it has collaborated in the development of proposals for regulatory instruments and capacity building, always with a social perspective that includes grassroots recyclers in the models of integrated management of municipal solid waste to improve the conditions in which their activity is developed.

Projects

  • Inter–American Development Bank – Ecuador04/2016 – 07/2017
    Design of social inclusion plans for inclusive recycling management in 9 selected municipalities.
  • Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    10/2015 – 03/2016
    Elaboration of the national recycling plan.
  • Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    09/2014 – 08/2015
    Pre–feasibility and feasibility study of a solid waste separation plant for the Autonomous Governments of Quito and Cuenca.
  • Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    02/2014 – 12/2014
    Development of an economic analysis document for the solid waste value chain within the framework of Ecuador’s new productive matrix.

Climate Change:

Climate change is a challenge that can negatively affect the security, development and well-being of a country’s population. In recent decades, efforts have been made to reduce the vulnerability of social, economic and environmental systems, and at the same time to identify the sectors of the economy in which measures can be taken to reduce GHG emissions.

Mentefactura accompanies processes related to the design of green products, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as in the design of sustainable solutions, based on the reduction of fossil fuel use and other climate risks.

Projects

  • UNDP – GEF – Zambia
    06/2022 – 12/2022
    Development of a financing strategy and an investment plan for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
  • European Union – French Development Agency – Governing Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos – Ecuador
    05/2021 – in progress
    Implementation of the project “Living Labs for Sustainable Building in Galapagos”.
  • UNDP – Venezuela
    12/2019 – 09/2020
    Preparation of the Project Identification Form (PIF) and the ProDoc for the “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity in the Upper Paragua and Caroní Basins project”. This project served as an adaptation and mitigation measure for the effects of climate change, to be submitted to the GEF.
  • WWF – CAF – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    08/2018 – 02/2019
    Conceptualization and formulation of the Concept Note for the Climate Change program “The new revolutionary challenge for the Galapagos”, to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund.
  • CAF – Ministry of Environment – Ecuador
    03/2019 – 01/2021
    Designing the financing proposal for the Climate Change Program: the new revolutionary challenge for the Galapagos, to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund.
  • UNDP – Lebanon
    03/2018
    Design of a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) for the project “Neutrality in land degradation of mountain landscapes in Lebanon”.
  • IUCN – Amazon Basin
    01/2018 – 02/2018
    Identify best practices in the management of natural resources in transboundary protected areas, and opportunities for the development of innovative mechanisms of financial sustainability in protected areas of the Amazon Biome.
  • UNDP – Barbados and the OECS
    11/2017 – 03/2018
    Design of the “Climate–Smart Agriculture for Integrated Landscape Management in Grenada” GEF project.
  • IUCN – Ecuador
    08/2017 – 10/2017
    Application of the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) in the highlands of Ecuador.
  • GIZ – Eco Consult – Germany and Ecuador
    07/2014 – 05/2017
    Implementation of the communication and knowledge management component within the sustainable development of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve.
  • GIZ – Ecuador – eclareon GmbH – Alemania
    07/2015 – 08/2016
    Introduction to photovoltaic energy in the ecuadorian shrimp sector.
  • Conservation International – Ecuador
    08/2012 – 05/2013
    Development of a social accountability matrix with a disaggregated environmental component for the Galapagos Islands (MCSCAD–G).
  • Metropolitan District of Quito – Ecuador
    03/2012 – 10/2012
    Strengthening of the National Youth Convention on Climate Change in the Metropolitan District of Quito.
  • Intercooperation – Peru
    7/2010 – 06/2011
    Development of a project proposal within the framework of SECO’s support for the Readiness process for REDD+ in Peru.
  • The Nature Conservancy – Ministries of Environment from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
    06/2010 – 02/2011
    Design and planning of the tri–national initiative “Building capacities for climate change adaptation in Protected Areas Systems from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru”.
  • National Environmental Commission – Ministry of the Environment Ecuador – GEF – Peru
    04/2006 – 10/2006
    Design and implementation of pilot measures for climate change adaptation in the Andean Region; baseline of the study area in Ecuador.
  • NCSA Project – Ministry of Environment – UNDP – Ecuador
    08/2004 – 10/2004
    Development of the synergies document on climate change, biodiversity, and desertification.

Project evaluations:

For several years Mentefactura, has developed several evaluations of programs and projects financed by international cooperation and multilateral funds such as the GEF. The evaluations become the only source of information for funders and implementing agencies at the project level, and provide information on results, project cycle, financial aspects, conclusions, recommendations and outcomes.

Projects

  • UNDP – Jordan
    01/2024 – in progress
    Final evaluation of the project “A systemic approach to sustainable urbanization and resource efficiency in Greater Amman Municipality (GAM)”.
  • UNDP – Bhutan
    01/2024 – in progress
    Mid–term review of the project “Mainstreaming biodiversity Conservation into the tourism sector in Bhutan”.
  • UNDP – Colombia
    06/2023 – 10/2023
    Independent Country Programme Evaluation (ICPE) – Colombia.
  • UNDP – Peru
    04/2023 – 06/23
    Final evaluation of the project “Joint Declaration of Intent (JIU) between Peru, Norway and Germany”.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – Ministry of Environment – Peru
    12/2022 – 03/2023
    Final evaluation of the project “Readiness Preparation Proposal (Phase II and III) and the implementation of REDD+ in Peru”.
  • PNUD – GEF – Uruguay
    08/2022 – 12/2022
    Final evaluation of the project “Towards a sustainable and efficient urban mobility system in Uruguay”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Mongolia
    03/2022 – 10/2022
    Mid–term review of the project “Ensuring Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE) of Green Landscapes in Mongolia”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Panama
    05/2022 – 06/2022
    Final evaluation of the project “Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in marine–coastal production areas” Azuero Sostenible.
  • UNDP – GEF – Guatemala – Honduras
    03/2022 – 07/2022
    Mid–term review of the project “Integral Environmental Management of the Motagua River Watershed”.
  • UNDP – GEF – South Africa
    12/2021 – 04/2022
    Final evaluation of the project “Improving Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area Network”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Indonesia
    11/2021 – 02/2022
    Final evaluation of the project “Sixth Operational Phase of the GEF SGP in Indonesia”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Brazil
    10/2021 – 12/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Sustainable Land Use Management in the Semiarid Region of Northeast Brazil”.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – GEF – Ecuador
    10/2020 – 12/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Rural Electrification with Renewable Energies in Isolated Areas of Ecuador”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Brazil
    09/2021 – 12/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into NTFP and AFS production practices in multiple–use forest landscapes of high conservation value”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Brazil
    09/2021 – 12/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Taking Deforestation out of the Soy Supply Chain”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Peru
    07/2021 – 12/2021
    Mid–term review of the project “Sustainable Productive Landscapes in the Peruvian Amazon”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Argentina
    06/2021 – 09/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Sustainable land project in the drylands of northwestern Argentina”.
  • Amazon Emergency Fund – COICA – Rainforest Foundation US – Amazon Watch – Amerindian People’s Association
    02/2021 – 05/2021
    External evaluation of the Amazon Emergency Fund.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – GEF
    02/2021 – 06/2021
    Final evaluation of the project “Mechanisms and Networks for Climate Technology Transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Vietnam
    01/2021 – 06/2021
    Final evaluation of project “Capacity building for the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in Vietnam ABS”.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – GEF – Nature Foundation – Colombia
    10/2020 – 01/2021
    Mid–term review of the project “Sustainable Management and Conservation of Biodiversity in the Magdalena River Basin (Magdalena–Cauca ViVe)”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    06/2020 – 12/2020
    Final evaluation of the project “Conservation of ecuadorian amphibian biodiversity and sustainable use of its genetic resources”.
  • Nature and International Culture – UNDP – Ecuador
    06/2020 – 09/2020
    Final evaluation of the project “Construction of the implementation plan of REDD+ measures and actions of the province of Pastaza in Ecuador”.
  • UNDP Global Environmental Finance – GEF
    04/2020 – 06/2020
    Final evaluation of the project “Rhino Impact Bonds: an innovative financing mechanism for site–based rhinoceros conservation”.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – GEF
    09/2019 – 12/2019
    Mid–term review of the project “Climate Smart Agriculture Fund for the Americas”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Colombia
    08/2019 – 01/2020
    Final evaluation of the project “Sustainable use of biodiversity in dry ecosystems to guarantee the flow of ecosystem services and mitigate deforestation and desertification processes”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Indonesia
    04/2019 – 09/2019
    Mid–term review of the project “Transforming effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in priority Sumatran landscapes”.
  • UNDP – Philippines
    04/2019 – 08/2019
    Final evaluation of the project “Strengthening national systems to improve governance and management of indigenous peoples and local communities conserved areas and territories”.
  • UNDP – GEF– Mexico
    03/2019 – 06/2019
    Mid–term review of the project “Strengthening the management of the System of Protected Areas to better conserve threatened species and their habitats”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Peru
    08/2018 – 01/2019
    Mid–term review of the project “Transforming the management of complexes of protected areas/landscapes to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    08/2018 – 12/2018
    Mid–term review of the project “Integrated Water Resources Management in Transboundary Basins and Aquifers of Puyango, Tumbes, Catamayo, Chira, and Zarumilla”.
  • UNDP – Rwanda
    05/2018 – 08/2018
    Final evaluation project “Capacity Building Support to National Environment and Climate Fund (FONERWA)”.
  • UNDP – Peru
    03/2018 – 07/2018
    Mid–term evaluation of the project “Paving the way for the full implementation of the Transformation phase of the Joint Declaration of Intent Peru, Norway and Germany (UNDP–DCI Project)”.
  • WWF – – Ecuador, Colombia and Perú
    02/2018 – 06/2018
    Mid–term review of the programme “Northern Amazon”.
  • UNDP – Rwanda
    11/2017 – 02/2018
    Final evaluation of the project “Strengthening Institutional Capacity of the Ministry of Natural Resources in Rwanda (SICM)”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Venezuela
    11/2016 – 01/2017
    Final evaluation of the project “Strengthening the System of Marine Coastal Protected Areas of Venezuela”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Chile
    06/2016 – 07/2016
    Final Evaluation of the Project “Creation of a National Integrated Protected Area System for Chile: financial and operational structure”.
  • UNDP – GEF – Venezuela
    06/2015 – 09/2015
    Final evaluation of the project “Strengthening the financial sustainability and operational effectiveness of the National Parks System of Venezuela”.
  • Fondo Frances para el Ambiente – BRLI – Brasil, Colombia and Ecuador
    11/2014 – 03/2015
    Final evaluation of the project “Support to REDLAC for financial innovation in biodiversity conservation”.
  • WWF – Ecuador
    07/2013 – 08/2013
    Performance evaluation of the project “Tri–national Putumayo Three Borders”.
  • USAID – Ecuador
    04/2013 – 08/2013
    Performance evaluation of the project “USAID Sustainable Coasts and Forests”.

Public Policies:

Mentefactura advises decision-making processes and definition of public policies through the formation of systemic teams that combine experience and specific knowledge in science, politics, management and economics. We support all phases of policy development, including strategic planning, information gathering and analysis, policy, plan and program design, communication, capacity building and management change.

Projects

  • GIZ – Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition – Ecuador
    06/2021 – 09/2021
    Elaboration of a proposal for an Environmental Democracy Roundtable – Escazú Regional Agreement.
  • UNDP – Guyana
    10/2018 – 01/2019
    Designing a microfinance strategy to strengthen the disaster management capacity of women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
  • UNDP – Ecuador
    01/2018 – 06/2018
    Design of the Wildlife management model in situ and ex situ for Ecuador.
  • Saudi Wildlife Authority
    08/2017
    Advisor to the SWA for the Saudi Arabia’s 2020 National Transformation Program and vision 2030.
  • Inter–American Development Bank – Ecuador
    11/2016 – 01/2017
    Evaluating the impact of the incentive program “Socio Bosque” in indigenous and afro-descendant populations.
  • Ministry of Environment – Conservation International – Ecuador
    02/2017 – 07/2017
    Definition of options for a new model for the effective management of the National System of Protected Areas of Ecuador (SNAP).
  • National Financial Corporation – Ecuador
    05/2016 – 05/2017
    Design of environmental policy, implementation of environmental and social safeguards within the credit process and obtaining ecuadorian environmental recognition Green Point.
  • UNDP – GEF – Ecuador
    03/2016 – 06/2016
    Production of a brochure containing the main results, statistics and / or indicators of the protected areas in Ecuador.
  • Ministry of Culture and Heritage – Ecuador
    11/2015 – 07/2016
    Development of a guidelines document for a national cultural heritage policy.
  • Ministry of Environment – KfW – Ecuador
    10/2013 – 05/2014
    Consulting Services for the baseline on environmental perception of protected areas.
  • IICA–Andean Region – Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
    12/2012
    Development of the base line for the Sustainable Forest Management Programme in the Andean Region and the analysis of base lines projects funded under the programme.
  • WWF – Municipality of San Cristobal Galapagos – Ecuador
    07/2011 – 02/2012
    Design of a strategic tourism plan for the islands of San Cristobal and Floreana in Galapagos.
  • Metropolitan District of Quito – Ecuador
    11/2010 – 06/2011
    Formulation of the environmental agenda for the Metropolitan District of Quito.
  • Natura Foundation – GEF – Ecuador
    12/2001 – 04/2002
    Conducted second phase of environmental and socioeconomic monitoring program for Galapagos.
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