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Projects and operations

Projects and investment operations in this service area are presented below. This includes project and operations that Supras presently is managing or are providing services to as well as closed projects and operations. Activities that are supportive of projects and investment operations, including: applied research, Economic and Sector Work (ESW), network building, policy work, and training / capacity building activities are also covered. The projects and investment operations are listed, first, in alphabetical order according to country and, second, according year/period in a descending order.

Context

Projects and operational work takes place in a dialectic between activities in the core services areas of “Networks and networking” and ”Research,” on the one hand, and presentations of papers at conferences and workshops, on the other hand.

For several project and investment operations / activities supporting material, in the form of documents and images, are available (for documents see section Library, and for images see flickr.com/supras/collections. Secondary knowledge, in the form of references, documents and websites, etc., are available in section Knowledge. Links to many of the implementing agencies, partners and projects that are involved in these activities are available in section Links.



Bangladesh – Fish Culture Programme
Focus: Establishment of an aquaculture project in the haors area in Sylhet in northeast Bangladesh, partly to create local employment opportunities, and partly to address the decrease in local fish stocks.
Client: Rural Development and Health Centre Foundation
Impl. organization: Development Fund, Future in Our Hands
Donor: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
Value: 800,000 USD
Period: 1985-1989
Supras (activities): Preparation and implementation of this aquaculture project. Period: 1985-1987 (three years).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Bangladesh – Delta Land Accretion and Settlement Planning in Chittagong and Noakhali Districts
Focus: Increasing habitable areas in the delta and planning for settlement on char land.
Clients: Land Reclamation Project (LRP), Govt. of Bangladesh | Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)
Impl. organizations / donors: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida) | Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Value: 10,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Preparation, social aspects of involuntary resettlement incl. compensation. Period: 1985 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Bangladesh – Sandwip Cross-Dam Development Scheme
Focus: Prevention of dramatic erosion of delta islands due to tidal current, and making new land available to settlement, through building a cross-dam between mainland Noakhali and Sandwip.
Clients: Land Reclamation Project (LRP), Govt. of Bangladesh | Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB)
Impl. organizations / donors: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida) | Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Value: 320,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Stakeholder analysis of fishing communities on Sandwip, and general social analysis / assessment. Period: 1985-1986 (one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Comments: The Swedish National Board of Fisheries was also involved.
Bangladesh – Third Fisheries Project
Focus: Emphasized a broad range of activities, including institutional development, infrastructure, fingerling production, stocking, and organizing fishermen.
Clients: Dept. of Fisheries (DoF), Govt. of Bangladesh | Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)
Impl. organization / donors: World Bank | DFID
Value: 44,600,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Stakeholder analysis and social / institutional analyses. Period: 1985-1987 (three years).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): knowledge
Comments: Lars Soeftestad worked as the World Bank’s social scientist on two generations of national fisheries projects, IV Fisheries and III Fisheries (cf. listing for IV Fisheries above).
Bangladesh – Fourth Fisheries Project
Focus: Based on lessons from Third Fisheries Project (see below), this project gave much stronger emphasis to creating and nurturing a growing civil society involvement in its activities.
Clients: Dept. of Fisheries (DoF), Govt. of Bangladesh | Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)
Impl. organizations / donors: World Bank | DFID
Value: 60,800,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Responsible for the social assessment. Period: 1997-1999 (two years).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs | knowledge
Comments: Lars Soeftestad worked as the World Bank’s social scientist on two generations of national fisheries projects, IV Fisheries and III Fisheries (cf. listing for III Fisheries below).
Bulgaria and Romania – Cross-border planning and management of the Danube
Focus: There is very little collaboration between countries on management of joint resources. A case in point is the Danube, which over an extensive stretch constitutes the border between Bulgaria and Romania. Towards trying to understand this, and to give advise, I invited stakeholders in the public sector and civil society to meet and network on this. The meeting took place in Ruse/Rousse, Bulgaria, 15 September 2008. The participants agreed to establish a network – The Danube Capacity Building Network – to further continued work on these issues.
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Links (Supras): knowledge | Danube Capacity Building Network | images
Bulgaria – Public Support to Sustainable Management of Natura 2000 Sites along the Black Sea coast
Focus: ?. more]
Impl. organization(s): Black Sea NGO Network
Donor: EEA Grants - Norway Grants
Value: ? USD
Period: 2009-2010
Supras (activities): ?. Period: 2009-2010 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Links (Supras): images
Comments: Dedicated project webpages are available via the impl. organization’s website (in Bulgarian). CBNRM Net’s support to the project was provided in collaboration with Supras.
Cameroon – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Comments: For details, cf. listing for the Lake Chad Basin project below.
Central African Republic – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Comments: For details, cf. listing for the Lake Chad Basin project below.
Chad – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Comments: For details, cf. listing for the Lake Chad Basin project below.
Ethiopia – Social Rehabilitation and Development Fund Project
Focus: Nation-wide social fund project.
Client: Govt. of Ethiopia
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 242,400,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Initiated, conducted and managed stakeholder analysis and social assessment among the Afar ethnic group in the Afar Region in the north east, home to the remote Afar pastoral nomadic group. This resulted in: (1) training of project staff in conducting social assessments, (2) an understanding, on the part of the local and national project staff, of existing institutional capacities to improve the design of delivery mechanisms, (3) increased focus on gender, and (4) better targeting of project activities. Period: 1996-1997 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Ghana – Integrated Coastal Zone Management Sector Work
Focus: This Economic and Sector Work (ESW) aimed to produce a broad assessment of available data on the situation along Ghana’s coastal zone, and to function as a planning tool for future developmental activities, including projects.
Client: Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 10,000,000 USD
Period: 1995-1997
Supras (activities): Involved, among others: (1) determining the extent of traditional knowledge in the areas of agriculture and fisheries among the various ethnic groups living in the coastal zone, and (2) assessing the possibilities for using such traditional knowledge and aspects of social organization in creating, implementing and sustaining a management plan that catered to the interests of all stakeholders. Organized and implemented a series of highly successful stakeholder consultations with key involvement of local traditional chiefs representing 13 ethnic groups. Hired and collaborated with a local consultant on a report on the position of the chieftaincy system, and the relationship between the traditional and modern society. This lead to recognition of the importance of traditional knowledge, culture and local institutions for the management of coastal environmental resources. Period: 1995-1996 (two years).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links):
Global – Bank-Wide Involuntary Resettlement Task Force
Focus: Review and analysis of the World Bank’s project portfolio of projects with involuntary resettlement components.
Client: World Bank Group member countries
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 1,500,000 USD
Period: 1993-1994
Supras (activities): Portfolio review of projects where ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples were resettled involuntary, with an emphasis on compensation mechanisms. Period: 1993-1994 (one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links):
Indonesia – Aceh and Nias Recovery Program
Focus: Implementation of programs in response to the tsunami and quake disaster. The nature of Supras’ involvement was as a reconnaissance and study mission.
Client: Govt. of Indonesia
Impl. organizations / donors: Church World Service Indonesia (CWS) | Norwegian Church Aid
Value: (not available)
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Presented views and arguments on the current state of project implementation, in particular in connection with efforts to move away from a focus on recovery and reconstruction towards a concern with development. Period: 2006 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): knowledge1 | knowledge2 | images
Lake Chad Basin – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Focus: The project area, that is, the Lake Chad Basin (see Comment below), comprises the riparian countries Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. The project addresses the problem of drought, diminishing rains and the shrinking Lake Chad, and the many short-term and longer-term implications of this.
Client: Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), on behalf of the riparian countries
Impl. organizations / donors: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Value: 75,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Project links: project site, World Bank | project site, GEF
Supras (activities): Used environmental and social risk assessment to identify and analyze actual land and potential risks to human health, land, water biodiversity and other wetlands values, due to water and land-use activities in the Basin. Output to be used to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation system for adaptive management. Period: 2006 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs | knowledge | images
Contact: John Petterson, President, Impact Assessment, Inc. Email, Tel. (office): +1 858 459 0142, Cell: +1 858 775 7659
Comments: Lake Chad Basin is shared between the six riparian countries of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. This was a joint assignment with Impact Assessment, Inc. (La Jolla, California, USA) and Social Impact Assessment Center (New York, USA).
Mauritania – Technology Fosters Tradition
Focus: Land registration and codification of patterns of land use using GIS, social analysis, social assessment, and stakeholder analysis, to address conflicts at various levels of society. Aimed at empowering local people to create local use agreements.
Client: Govt. of Mauritania
Impl. organizations: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) | World Bank
Donor: Govt. of Norway
Value: 200,000 USD
Period: 2002-2007
Supras (activities): Large-scale data collection and surveys, integration of GIS data and survey data, participatory mapping, and preparation of maps. Period: 2002-2007 (five years).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad | Mohammed El Mokhtar N’Diaye
Supras (links): project site | docs | knowledge | images
Comments: Supras was the executing agency for the project. Dedicated project webpages are available via Supras’ website.
Mauritania – Gestion Decentralisee des Ressources Naturelles au Guidimagha et dans le Hodh-el-Gharbi
Focus: Organization of local people around user agreements aimed at giving them some level of control and responsibility for managing local resources.
Client: Govt. of Mauritania
Impl. organization / donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Value: 5,000,000 USD
Period: 2006
Supras (activities): Provided analysis and presentation of the project. Prepared a conference paper. Period: 2006 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs paper | presentation | knowledge | images
Contact: Karl P. Kirsch-Jung, Directeur du ProGRN, Coopération Technique Allemande (GTZ). Email: Email, Tel. (office): +222 525 5511, Cell: +222 656 4298
Morocco – Projet de developpement rural dans le Moyen Atlas Oriental
Focus: Help alleviate rural poverty through diversification and growtn of income for rural people, together with protection and sustainable management of natural resources. Objectives: (1) strengthen capacity for planning at the local level, management of rural development, design and implementation of an approach to targeting mainly the poor, (2) ensure the sustainability of economic development through enhancement of agro-sylvo-pastoral resources and promotion of micro-enterprices in the areas of crafts, tourism and processing of agricultural products and facilitate - in a sustainable manger, access to financial services for the local target group, and (3) reduce land degradation through actions to fight antierosives,restoration of vegetation and land improvements.
Client(s): Min. of Agriculture and Fisheries, Govt. of Morocco
Impl. organizations: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Donor: IFAD
Value: ? USD
Period: ?
Contact: Brahim Sall, Portfolio Managaer, UNOPS. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +216 71 79 5717, Cell: +216 21 628 263
Supras (activities): Project preparation, knowledge management, making a monitoring system and schedule, create an "Information Management System". Period: 2008 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Links (Supras): images
Nepal – Mobilization for Development and Education through Information and Communication Technology
Focus: Adult education and lifelong learning.
Client(s): Govt. of Nepal
Impl. organization(s): READ Nepal | Norwegian Assciation for Adult Learning (NAAL)
Donor: Norad
Value: 150,000 USD
Period: 2010-2011
Supras (activities): Monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection.
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): images
Contact: William Evans, Adviser, Norwegian Ass. for Adult Education (NAAL). Email: Email, Tel. (office): +47 224 10 000, Cell: +47 901 93 953
Comments: A seed-fund financed preparatory project preceded the project, with a mission to Nepal in Fall 2009.
Nepal – End Review of Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF)
Focus: Supports training and capacity of university-level researchers as a means to support social inclusion.
Client(s): Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF)
Impl. organization / donor: ? (Norad)
Value: ? USD
Period: 2010
Supras (activities): Evaluation of the first phase of the project. Period: 2010 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs | knowledge | images
Contact: Hilde Thyness, Adviser, Norad. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +47 222 42 030
Niger – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Comments: For details, cf. listing for the Lake Chad Basin project above.
Nigeria – Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem: Establishment of Mechanisms for Land and Water Management
Comments: For details, cf. listing for the Lake Chad Basin project above.
Nigeria – Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project
Focus: Urban renewal in Lagos.
Clients: Federal Govt. of Nigeria | Lagos State Govt.
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 205,690,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Stakeholder analysis and social assessments of fisher communities in the Lagos Lagoon. Organized communities around the construction of community- and fishing-facilities. Period: 2001-2002 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): images
Contact: Deepali Tewari, Sr Municipal Dev. Expert, World Bank. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +1 202 473 0866
Romania – Trans-border planning and management of the Danube
Comments: For details, cf. listing for this project under Bulgaria above.
Romania – Ecotourism in Tara Dornelor, an instrument for sustainable development
Focus: Support to local administrations and the private sector aimed at building institutions in support of ecotourism.
Impl. organization(s): Speleological Foundation Bucovina | Association for Ecotourism in Romania
Donor: EEA Grants - Norway Grants
Value: ? USD
Period: ?
Contact: Tatiana Done, Project Manager, Speleological Foundation Bucovina. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +40 230 524 944, Cell: +40 741 967 150
Supras (activities): ?. Period: 2008-2011 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Links (Supras): images
Comments: Dedicated project webpages are available via the Speleological Foundation Bucovina’s website. CBNRM Net’s support to the project was provided in collaboration with Supras.
Serbia – Privatization of the Solid Waste Municipal Company in Belgrade
Focus: The waste municipal company in Belgrade was inefficient and not cost-effective, and the City Govt. requested that a project to privatize the company be prepared.
Client: Belgrade City Govt.
Impl. organization / donor: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Value: 1,000,000 USD
Period: 2002-2004
Supras (activities): Project preparation. The ethnic group Roma in Belgrade has built up a large, parallel and informal waste collection and processing sector. Following the privatization the City Govt. aimed to make this informal waste collection illegal. We did poverty and social impact analyses, together with a willingness-to-pay-survey to determine the effect of the privatization on the Roma community, including under which circumstance Roma could be formally employed following the privatization. Period: 2002-2004 (one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs | knowledge
Comments: Joint activity with the firm Stoveland Consult.
Slovenia – Support for Local Initiatives
Focus: Participation possibilities in civil society in a democratic decision-making process, and cooperation between local civil society initiatives and appropriate institutions in the public sector. [more]
Impl. organizations: Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP) | Community-Based Natural Resource Management Network (CBNRM Net)
Donor: EEA Grants - Norway Grants
Value: 100,000 USD
Period: 2008-2010
Supras (activities): Capacity building of civil society and public sector to point to and encourage increased collaboration between them on emphasizing transparency and governance. Period: 2008-2010 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): knowledge | images
Contact: Marko Peterlin, Director, Institute for Spatial Policies. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +386 1 590 63 683
Comments: Dedicated project webpages are available via the impl. organization’s website (mostly in Slovenian). CBNRM Net’s support to the project was provided in collaboration with Supras.
Sri Lanka – Kotmale Hydropower Project
Focus: Evaluation of the involuntary resettlement component.
Client: Govt. of Sri Lanka
Impl. organization / donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida)
Value: 250,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Large-scale recall survey among the resettled population. Period: 1985-1986 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs
Comments: The link immediately above is to a critical paper on the project that was publised in a Swedish development cooperation journal.
Sri Lanka – Integrated Rural Development Project
Focus: A regular Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP).
Client: Govt. of Sri Lanka
Impl. organization / donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida)
Value: 23,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Evaluated 10 years of IRDPs by Sida. Period: 1985-1986 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): docs
Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya Hydropower Project
Focus: Evaluation of the involuntary resettlement component.
Client: Govt. of Sri Lanka
Impl. organization/donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida)
Value: 100,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Stakeholder analysis, social assessment. Period: 1985-1986 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Vietnam – Primary Education Project
Focus: Building the capacity of the client in primary education, with an emphasis on bilingual education for ethnic minority children.
Client: Min. of Education and Training, Socialist Rep. of Vietnam
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 72,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Designed and conducted a social assessment and a stakeholder analysis of national, regional and local level institutions and their capacity to realize the project’s objectives of bringing primary education to ethnic minorities in the mountain areas of the country, including through emphasizing bilingual education. Period: 1994-1995 (one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links):
Comments: The link immediately above is to an article on the project that was publised in The World Bank’s "World" journal.
Yemen – Rainfed Agriculture and Livestock Development Project
Focus: Focus on rainfed agriculture and livestock as small-scale subsistence practices in the mountain regions in western Yemen.
Clients: Min. of Agriculture and Irrigation (MAI), Govt. of Yemen | Social Fund for Development Project, World Bank
Impl. organization / donor: World Bank
Value: 33,800,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Appraisal. Devised and implemented a large-scale national socio-economic survey. The collected data enabled the identification, analysis and evaluation of gender and regionally specific entry points for decision-making and mobilization. Evaluated the capacities of formal and informal groups, as well as organizations and cooperatives, towards understanding their potential for partnering with the project. The emphasis was on poverty assessments, gender and social mobilization. Period: 2005 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad | Sanaa Salloum
Supras (links): images
Yemen – Raymah Area Development Project
Focus: Rural development with an emphasis on participatory approaches.
Client: Min. of Agriculture and Irrigation (MAI), Govt. of Yemen
Impl. organizations: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Donor: IFAD
Value: 40,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Social assessment and stakeholder analyses in the context of a supervision mission. Period: 2007 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): images
Contact: Brahim Sall, Portfolio Managaer, UNOPS. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +216 71 79 5717, Cell: +216 21 628 263
Yemen – Dhamar Participatory Rural Development Project
Focus: Rural development with an emphasis on participatory approaches.
Client: Min. of Agriculture and Irrigation (MAI), Govt. of Yemen
Impl. organizations: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Donor: IFAD
Value: 10,000,000 USD
Period: ?
Supras (activities): Social assessment and stakeholder analyses in the context of a supervision mission. Period: 2007 (less than one year).
Supras (staff/consultants): Lars Soeftestad
Supras (links): images
Contact: Brahim Sall, Portfolio Managaer, UNOPS. Email: Email, Tel. (office): +216 71 79 5717, Cell: +216 21 628 263