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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP WINS FAO CONTRACT IN SOUTH SUDAN
By admin October 7, 2015

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Laura Wicks (lwicks@bassiounigroup.com)

Samantha Nolan (snolan@bassiounigroup.com)

THE BASSIOUNI GROUP WINS FAO CONTRACT IN SOUTH SUDAN:

Firm Wins Major Project Focused on Study and Delivery of Basic Production Sector, Livelihood, Literacy and Numeracy Skills to Pastoralist Communities

New York, NY – October 7, 2015 – The Bassiouni Group (www.bassiounigroup.com), a Global Development firm specializing in Advisory, Trade & Investment solutions for emerging/frontier markets, today announced the awarding of a major contract with the Food and Agricultural Organization / FAO (www.fao.org), based in Rome, Italy.

The project, which is already underway, entails a geographic and demographic survey of the two States of Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal and Lakes, to determine possible options for the delivery of basic production sector, livelihood, literacy and numeracy skills to pastoralist communities. The Bassiouni Group is managing a team of five technical experts representing South Sudan, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom.

“This is another major contract win for The Bassiouni Group and it is both personally and professionally rewarding,” said David Bassiouni, Jr., The Bassiouni Group’s Managing Director. “The project is timely and critically important given the current challenges in South Sudan, and the unique issues facing pastoralist communities where approximately 70% of youth are out-of-school. We look forward to working closely with the FAO in South Sudan to achieve the project objectives and support the people of South Sudan on the path to recovery and development.”

As part of the project, The Bassiouni Group’s consultancy team will produce the following outputs:

  • A fully developed and tested methodology meant to identify cattle camps’ locations and composition, household composition during dry and wet season for the strategic delivery of the indicated packages using available methodology (remote sensing, GIS);
  • An Inception Report detailing the time-frames, methodologies and target areas for the initial field survey in the respective states;
  • A comprehensive Final Report based on the above, detailing also the risks, opportunities and identifying options and proposals for programmatic interventions in the selected areas with specific reference to Lakes state;
  • An M&E framework identifying a set of relevant indicators (livelihood, education and skill training) to track the combined impact of livelihood and education inputs delivered together;
  • A “Draft Implementation Plan and modalities for Pastoral Livelihood and Education Field School Implementation in RSS” for implementation of the 36 months programme developed in consultation with key stakeholder which can inform the executing agency and the donor in terms of work plan and budgetary adjustments;
  • The facilitation and support for the organization of a consensus –building and validation workshop on “Lessons Learnt on the Implementation of Appropriate Models for Pastoralist Skills and Education Training.

The entire project will be overseen by TBG’s Project/Technical Support Team, (P/TST) which is mobilized to support every project through country intelligence, dedicated research and analysis as well as quality control including the processing and editing of the reports. As a partner to TBG consultant teams throughout the duration of every project, the P/TST ensures optimal outcomes in line with The Bassiouni Group’s quality standards.

About The Bassiouni Group Headquartered in New York City, The Bassiouni Group (TBG) is a Global Development firm that provides Consulting, Trade and Investment solutions for governments, international institutions, corporations and communities. The firm is managed by experienced leaders – from the public and private sectors – and it leverages a Global Network comprised of more than 400 experts. TBG’s mission is to create, provide and develop integrated Global Development solutions that empower our clients, positively impact the communities in which they operate and improve the quality of life.


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