Since its establishment as a non-profit consultancy firm in 1986, FAKT has worked to improve social and economic conditions in developing and transition countries. By facilitating our clients’ search for new perspectives and sustainable solutions, FAKT consultants take a results-oriented approach and promote sustainable capacity development in partner countries.

HOW WE WORK

Building bridges for development

FAKT consultants are professional men and women from different economic, social and technical backgrounds. We believe in working in teams and cooperating equally with local expertise. Over the years, we have developed a network of international consultancy expertise in the global North, South and East, benefiting our clients and partners in governmental and international development institutions, as well as in civil society organisations and companies.


Participatory processes for sustainable results

Together with our clients and their partner organisations we design and accompany processes appropriate to their situation and needs. In our consultancy work we combine specific knowledge, methodological expertise, and intercultural experience. Our work is process-oriented and aims to facilitate the planning, implementation and monitoring of strategies and programmes by partner organisations, and to steer them towards tangible results. We assist them in capacity development to open up new perspectives and sustainable solutions in a world facing challenges which can only be addressed globally.

Interdisciplinary teams

We work in interdisciplinary teams with engineers, economists, and social scientists. Our consultants are specialised in sectors such as sustainable agriculture; climate change adaptation; water supply and sanitation; vocational education and training; employment promotion and natural resource management. At the same time, we apply methodological expertise such as up-to-date evaluation and impact assessment methodologies, organisational analysis, mentoring and coaching in our work.

Local expertise as a key to development

We believe in working in mixed teams which combine international expertise with local know-how and local perspectives for the benefit of our partners. Whenever possible we work in equal partnership with local consultants and national institutions. As part of our non-profit agenda, we systematically build partnerships within our regional and global network of consultants.

Networking and cooperation

FAKT is an active member of national and international networks, and collaborates with experienced specialists, local consultants and consulting firms from a variety of countries.


FAKT e.V.

FAKT e.V. is a registered association which aims to promote development co-operation, education and church-related work. It was founded in 2008 and currently has 26 members. FAKT e.V. has taken over the ownership of FAKT Consult from its previous owners Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), EED (Protestant Development Service), the Evangelical Church of Württemberg, the Evangelical Church of Baden, and FAKT Associated Consultants.

During its first years of operation, FAKT e.V. has conducted several seminars and lectures about climate change and impact monitoring.

At present, FAKT e.V. is supporting a project of “Tierra Libre – Instituto Social y Ambiental” (www.tierralibre.org.py) for the legal protection of the Mataguayo’s Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Río Pilcomayo Basin (Paraguayan Chaco). In addition to contributing financially, FAKT e.V. cooperates with technical expertise in participatory cartography and participatory impact monitoring.

 

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