Who is managing the fund?
The Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund is managed by Cowater International and Saana Consulting.
We believe in locally driven change. This has been the force behind our work and the inspiration we harness when designing and implementing every project. Combined with multidisciplinary expertise, curiosity and private sector execution, we are intent on solving the most complex development challenges.
Our story started on a canoe trip in Algonquin park, Canada, more than 35 years ago. Since then, we have implemented more than 800 projects in 80 countries. Today, we are global leaders in development consulting and project implementation. We support state modernization in Latin America and bring water supply infrastructure to remote communities in conflict-affected Sahel. We collaborate with smallholder farmers in Indonesia to make their produce comply with international standards so they can access global supply chains.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards as well by bringing world-class technical expertise to all projects on top of flawless project management. We embrace challenges such as working in unstable environments or forging partnerships where none existed before because we believe in building a better tomorrow.
We are a team of 600 international development experts united in delivering this promise every step of the way.
Saana aspires to make development work better. We are a specialist advisory services organisation in the field of trade and development. We focus on Africa, with experience spanning six continents. As a market leader we cover the entire project cycle, from design to implementation to monitoring and evaluation, as well as strategic support and research. Above all, Saana is driven by positive, sustainable results. We typically work in small custom-built teams to provide our clients with individually tailored outcomes and innovative, ground-breaking solutions. We invest time and resources to get to know our clients, understand the key issues, and build ownership with stakeholders.