Prizma shortlisted by AfDB, searching for African Partners

The African Development Bank shortlisted Prizma to provide Training and Consultancy on Environmental and Social (E&S) Management in Financial Intermediaries (FI) and Microfinance Institutions (MFI). We are now searching for additional partners in Africa to collaborate with our team of experienced international experts.

The main objective of the project, which is being funded by Japan, is to assist selected African FI/MFIs to better manage E&S risks thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the African continent. The project includes the implementation of the latest E&S procedures at the AfDB and FI/MFI level supported through relevant capacity building (training and individual consultancy). The Project is expected to be implemented over a 3-year period and commence in mid-March 2012.

We are interested in identifying and collaborating with additional African-based partners for this assignments. We expect enthusiastic individuals/firms with at least 5-10 years of relevant professional experience dealing with environmental and social issues related to transactions of Financial Intermediaries and Microfinance Institutions.  Please contact Mehrdad [at] prizmasolutions.com briefly highlighting your relevant experience and billing rate expectations (US$).

UPDATE (13 July 2012): The AfDB completed the selection process for consultant for the training & consultancy on environmental and social management in Financial Intermediaries/Microfinance Institutions in Africa. Disappointingly, Prizma's team landed only on the 2nd spot after Triodos Facet (Netherlands), and before IPC (Germany), GRONTMIJ (Denmark) and SDS (Kenya). The detailed results, including budgets, technial and financial ranking, can be accessed here (Award of contract-FAPA-training on ES for FI and MFI).