Environment & Climate Change

We provide strategic support to actors developing innovative solutions for improved access to clean energy and water, or willing to limit the environmental impact of their activities. Our teams also evaluate the impact of specific projects and of large-scale Green Finance initiatives in the developing world.

Support to the elaboration of a EUR 6M project for the low-carbon transition of Côte d’Ivoire 

Altai Consulting supports Expertise France in the operational and budgetary formulation of the "Trajectoire Bas Carbone" project in Côte d'Ivoire (EU-funded). Altai Consulting identified and analysed past and current initiatives implemented by technical and financial partners on the same thematic in Côte d’Ivoire and conducted large-scale consultations with partners and stakeholders to make sure that the project provides steering tools adapted to the adjustment of the Ivorian climate policy. Our team designed the intervention logic and produced all project documents, which will be validated during a multi-stakeholder workshop in Abidjan.

 

Support to the design of a continuation strategy for BIODEV2030

Altai Consulting was mandated to provide strategic support to Expertise France to foster a reflection on the design of a potential phase 2 of the BIODEV2030 project. BIODEV2030 is currently funded by the French development agency (AFD), coordinated by Expertise France, and implemented by IUCN and WWF in 16 pilot countries, with the aim of integrating biodiversity into development through sectoral commitments resulting from multi-stakeholder dialogues. The approach contributes to the development of the post-2020 biodiversity framework and aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of a science-based participatory and inclusive approach. During phase 1 of the project, multi-stakeholder platforms aimed at strengthening the involvement of private sector actors in biodiversity conservation were set up in the 16 countries of intervention, with contrasting progress.

Altai Consulting provided support to the BIODEV2030 partners in a reflection on the potential content of phase 2 of the project: objectives and expected results, considering results obtained in phase 1; geographical scope; activities. Our team conducted an independent analysis of existing institutional mechanisms for the management of the BIODEV2030 project, to identify good practices and difficulties encountered during phase 1 of the project.

To this end, Altai Consulting organized and animated two strategic reflection workshops with the BIODEV2030 operators (French MFA, AFD, EF, UICN, WWF) and conducted > 50 key informant interviews with the 16 country teams of the project. This led to a final phase of formulation of implementation scenarios for phase 2 based on the lessons learned from phase 1.

Elaboration of Environment Country Focuses – Senegal pilot

Various reports provide a good overview of Senegal's environmental and climate issues, environmental governance, and immediate priorities in this area. The drawback of these reports is the density of the information provided, and the lack of a visual perspective. There is a need for a systematic review of key donor interventions and ongoing programs in the environment sector, and the link between these interventions and changing trends.

Altai developed an easy-to-digest, action-oriented Environment Country Focus in Senegal, including: a review of key environmental governance frameworks and structures, highlighting recent changes and recent changes and critical needs; a review of major ongoing programs, with a matrix approach taking into account major donors and implementing partners across a dozen key pillars; the identification of good practices and opportunities for replication/scaling up ; the identification of key priorities and areas of opportunity for future programming in each pillar.

Development of a Plastic Recycling Strategy for a Leading Dairy Manufacturer in Côte d’Ivoire

A major European player in the dairy sector, who was developing production capacities in West Africa, commissioned Altai Consulting to help them build a strategy to ensure recycling of plastic waste generated through their sales. Altai conducted a mapping of the value chain of plastic recycling in the country, from the emissions of plastic waste to the transformation of recycled materials into new products, and provided the client with recommendations and contacts of potential partners to implement the newly adopted plastic recycling strategy.

Performance and Impact Evaluation of One of the Largest Clean Energy Financing Facilities in Africa

Altai Consulting ran the evaluation of one of the largest Clean Energy Financing Facilities in Africa. The evaluation covered all technologies funded by the facility such as hydro, solar (SHS, mini grid, and grid-tied), wind, biofuel, biomass, clean cooking, etc. in 15 countries. The ambitions of the work were to assess the facility performance following OECD-DAC criteria with a strong focus on impact and on providing robust data to challenge the Theory of Change’s underlying assumptions.

Electrical and Electronic Waste Recycling Strategy Definition in Kenya and in Cameroon – Total Energies and GIZ  

Altai Consulting has been commissioned by Total Energies and its partner, GIZ, to provide some insights to help Total Energies and GIZ define a strategy to manage responsible end-of-life solar lamps and prevent potential health and environment risks. A comprehensive study was conducted in Kenya in order to help design a comprehensive recycling strategy, building on existing capacities and taking into account specific local, regulatory, legal, technical, economic, financial, environmental, social and cultural factors. The analysis was based on extensive primary and secondary research including fieldwork conducted in Kenya interviewing sector stakeholders (collectors, transporters, dismantlers, repairmen, processing (recycling) facilities, solar lamp end users and other key informants). In Cameroon, the study focused on a desk-based analysis of potential opportunities and risks of establishing a recycling system in the current legal and regulatory context.

Market Due Diligence for a Mini-grid Project in Africa

Altai Consulting has been hired to conduct a market due diligence assessment for a mini-grid project in Africa. The study focused on identifying sites to assess and challenge the hypotheses behind the implementer’s business model.

Solar Home System Impact Research in Kenya  – The Shell Foundation

Altai Consulting was commissioned by the Shell Foundation to conduct an impact assessment assignment of solar home systems in Kenya with a key focus on reaching low-income customers and understanding usage and financial behaviours. The research included a quantitative study reaching 1,000 customers of a PAYGo solar home system provider and key informant interviews with stakeholders in the Kenyan off-grid solar environment.