Caerus Associates is a strategic design consultancy focused on the convergence of conflict, climate change, energy vulnerability, public health, and fragile governance. They foster integrative problem-solving by leveraging the creativity of a design firm combined with the ruggedness of field teams to help clients and communities understand and address the world’s most complex challenges. They help governments, global enterprieses, and local communities thrive in complex, frontier environments.
From the boardroom to the bazaar, Caerus Associates seizes opportunities to co-create integrated, community-centered solutions for enduring problems in challenging environments.
WHAT THEY DO
Plan and Prepare:
TRAINING AND EDUCATION. They help governments, NGOs and businesses prepare teams and individuals to operate effectively in fluid environments. They design and deliver courses in counterinsurgency, stability operations, and the dynamics of local conflict for audiences including academics, field personnel, diplomats, development professionals and the military.
Caerus courses combine best-practice social science with up-to-the-minute field insights from our deployed teams. Their courses help graduates analyze instability and understand how it impacts their activities, while cultivating a community of practice that fosters future learning.
STRATEGY. Caerus senior leaders have advised at the highest levels of the U.S. and allied governments, international institutions and the private sector. They help clients assess and mitigate risk by understanding opportunities and tradeoffs when working in conflict and disaster affected areas to develop integrated risk mitigation plans. Caerus provides specialized planning support teams to assist clients in deliberate planning and crisis mitigation.
Understand & Measure:
ANALYTICS. They deliver rigorous assessments, analyses and evaluations of complex stabilization and security dynamics. Using state of the art quantitative and qualitative data-mining and pattern recognition methods, they have developed and applied novel techniques to understand complex environments and population dynamics when traditional research methods fail.
ADVICE. They help clients develop solutions for challenges across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa through cutting-edge insights developed by field teams and researchers from the field to the strategic level.
Caerus provided advice that helped an international humanitarian NGO devise a strategy to safely recover three of its field staff kidnapped in a remote and hostile area.
Caerus provided advice to the U.S. and allied governments on stabilization, recovery and development in Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East.
Caerus provides advice to international investors and multi-national businesses on opportunities in the Middle East and South Asia.
Caerus provides advice to an India-based producer of enhanced-yield biofuels on marketing their product worldwide.
Caerus provides advice to international humanitarian NGOs on operations in complex emergencies worldwide.
FIELD RESEARCH NETWORKS. They work with networks of experienced researchers and analysts who analyze community resiliency, governance, economic conditions, and other stability factors in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Design & Execute:
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES. They apply technologies in unique ways to address client needs while empowering people. Working with local communities, they are developing distributed renewable energy concepts for electrical power which aim to improve community consultation, security, and education.
They design and implement open source tools for austere and low tech environments to enhance local community communication and civic participation.
Working with urban design partners, they re-imagine ways to construct urban landscapes to promote greater stability by enhancing community and systemic resiliencies.See more