Acacia Consultants Limited
Founded in 1995, Acacia Consultants Ltd. is a consultancy company that specialises in providing technical assistance and advice in the areas of livelihoods and food security, natural resource management, social development and conflict and disaster management. Acacia has extensive experience in these areas and has provided services to development agents including: governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, non-governmental organisations, research bodies, regional authorities and community based organizations. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Acacia operates in East Africa and the Horn and occasionally beyond.
Sustainable Livelihoods and Rights Based Approaches
These approaches emphasize issues of social exclusion and empowerment. When combined, the two are used in assessments and evaluations of programmes. For instance, Acacia helped to pioneer the Drought Cycle Management Model and finds that this is particularly useful in analysis of the livelihoods of drylands communities.
Natural Resource Management
Acacia has considerable experience in developing frameworks for sustainable community based natural resource management projects in areas such as strengthening soil and water conservation, formulation of forestry and bio-diversity conservation programmes, land management, and understanding wildlife/livestock interaction relationships in African rangelands.
Social and Organisational Development
Acacia has extensive expertise in the development, implementation and management of institutional strengthening initiatives, community development, health and education/ training.
Small and Medium Enterprise and Trade
Small and Medium Enterprise is increasingly becoming important in the creation of employment and reduction of poverty. Acacia over the years has continued to support this important industry through providing technical advice and support in areas such as; information dissemination, business planning, market access, appropriate technologies, product development, business management, and financial and business services.See more