Fields of Expertise - Perene Consulting

Fields of Expertise

Perene Con­sult­ing is an inde­pen­dent pri­vate con­sul­tant com­pa­ny with its main activ­i­ties based in Mozam­bique. The com­pa­ny offers con­sult­ing and project man­age­ment ser­vices for nation­al insti­tu­tions, inter­na­tion­al financ­ing agen­cies as well as pri­vate indus­try. As a grow­ing com­pa­ny, new themes are con­stant­ly inte­grat­ed into the project port­fo­lio deep­en­ing our exper­tise in our fields of work. 

  • Environment and Natural Resources

    Environment

    Sus­tain­able man­age­ment of nat­ural resources through a holis­tic under­stand­ing of the inter­ac­tion between envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors and human activ­ity

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  • Agriculture and Rural Development

    Agriculture and Rural Development

    Perene works on the devel­op­ment of strate­gies for increas­ing pro­duc­tion and income under chang­ing con­di­tions in agri­cul­ture and fish­ing, in ways which do not bur­den the envi­ron­ment or reduce bio­di­ver­si­ty.

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  • Private Sector and Financial Services

    Private Sector and Financial Services

    We advise gov­ern­ments and inter­na­tion­al insti­tu­tions on for­mu­lat­ing pol­i­cy and elab­o­rat­ing con­crete mea­sures to that will improve the busi­ness envi­ron­ment and stim­u­late eco­nom­ic growth. 

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Environment & Natural Resources

Glob­al cli­mate change and envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion, uncon­trolled con­sump­tion of nat­u­ral resources, togeth­er with unprece­dent­ed pres­sure on many agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion sys­tems to meet the grow­ing demand for food and oth­er com­pet­ing uses are lead­ing to a loss of envi­ron­men­tal resources and the reduc­tion in bio­di­ver­si­ty. The chal­lenge is to bal­ance the­se eco­log­i­cal con­cerns with the need for eco­nom­ic and social devel­op­ment, and pover­ty reduc­tion. Food secu­ri­ty, a reverse of the loss of envi­ron­men­tal resources and bio­di­ver­si­ty can only be achieved by pro­mot­ing and sup­port­ing the sus­tain­able use and devel­op­ment of nat­u­ral resources to pro­tect, con­serve and enhance the envi­ron­ment for the social and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fit of all. We pro­mote sus­tain­able man­age­ment of nat­u­ral resources through a holis­tic under­stand­ing of the inter­ac­tion between envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors and human activ­i­ty. We explore ways of help­ing farm­ers to adjust to glob­al changes in cli­mate and advice deci­sion mak­ers to assess the impli­ca­tions for pol­i­cy for­mu­la­tion. Perene also assists com­mu­ni­ties devel­op­ing alter­na­tive sources of income to improve their liveli­hoods when estab­lish­ing con­ser­va­tion areas. At com­mu­ni­ty lev­el our approach is based on mak­ing the com­mu­ni­ty respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing nat­u­ral resources (forests, land, water and bio­di­ver­si­ty) with­in a des­ig­nat­ed area. At pol­i­cy lev­el, we assist gov­ern­ments to more informed deci­sion mak­ing by plac­ing greater val­ue to ecosys­tem func­tions with­in the frame­work of envi­ron­men­tal impact assess­ments of devel­op­ment projects. In Mozam­bique Perene is offi­cial­ly rec­og­nized as EIA con­sul­tant.

Agriculture & Rural Development

Glob­al­ly, extreme pover­ty con­tin­ues to be a rural phe­nom­e­non: Most poor peo­ple in the world live in rural regions and are char­ac­terised by a high degree of vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty in the face of droughts and oth­er exoge­nous shocks, such as dis­eases or fluc­tu­a­tions of agri­cul­tur­al com­mod­i­ty prices. In addi­tion pub­lic and pri­vate investors are increas­ing­ly inter­est­ed in agri­cul­tur­al land in devel­op­ing coun­tries for agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion, min­er­al and hydro­car­bon explo­ration or bio­di­ver­si­ty con­ser­va­tion, weak­en­ing the tenure rights of rural pop­u­la­tions and their access to land. Rural devel­op­ment there­fore embraces eco­nom­ic, social, envi­ron­men­tal and insti­tu­tion­al dimen­sions of rural life and requires estab­lish­ing a pro­duc­tive and sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture sec­tor and embed­ding it into a com­pre­hen­sive rural strat­e­gy: increas­ing agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and effi­cien­cy along val­ue chains, diver­si­fy­ing eco­nom­ic activ­i­ty, and inte­grat­ing the rural econ­o­my into the broad­er econ­o­my through sound mar­ket sys­tems and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly grant­i­ng fair and secure access to land and nat­u­ral resources to small-scale farm­ers . Perene works on the devel­op­ment of strate­gies for increas­ing pro­duc­tion and income under chang­ing con­di­tions in ways which do not bur­den the envi­ron­ment or reduce bio­di­ver­si­ty. We con­tribute to agri­cul­tur­al inno­va­tion and knowl­edge dis­sem­i­na­tion: through the deliv­ery of rural advi­so­ry ser­vices to small scale farm­ers we grant access to infor­ma­tion and knowl­edge, both tra­di­tion­al and research-based allow­ing them to sus­tain­ably devel­op their liveli­hoods, to build up resilience and to improve their skills cru­cial for enhanc­ing food secu­ri­ty. We advise on improved agri­cul­tur­al tech­nolo­gies and pre- and post-har­vest man­age­ment. Through val­ue chain and mar­ket sys­tem analy­sis, we iden­ti­fy con­straints in agri­cul­tur­al mar­kets, includ­ing input and out­put mar­kets, and devel­op solu­tions that change the struc­ture of incen­tives so that mar­ket inter­ac­tions ben­e­fit the poor. Our analy­sis includes assess­ing the polit­i­cal econ­o­my, on nation­al and inter­na­tion­al lev­el, as well as the insti­tu­tion­al capac­i­ty of pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor stake­hold­ers and the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the sec­tor.

Private Sector & Financial Services

Long-term sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic growth and job cre­ation will only be achieved through the devel­op­ment of a vibrant entre­pre­neuri­al sec­tor. The pri­vate sec­tor is the main engine of eco­nom­ic growth and, when gov­erned by sound poli­cies and insti­tu­tions, the best means for achiev­ing inclu­sive, pro-poor growth. The key chal­lenge is to for­mu­late the polit­i­cal and legal frame­work so as to cre­ate incen­tives for broad-based pri­vate-sec­tor activ­i­ties based on prop­er­ly func­tion­ing mar­kets. Sus­tain­able, com­pre­hen­sive and hence pover­ty-reduc­ing growth also requires deliv­er­ing speci­fic mea­sures to pro­mote dif­fer­ent types and sizes of busi­ness­es in diverse fields of activ­i­ties and sec­tors. We advise gov­ern­ments and inter­na­tion­al insti­tu­tions on for­mu­lat­ing pol­i­cy and elab­o­rat­ing con­crete mea­sures that will improve the busi­ness envi­ron­ment and stim­u­late eco­nom­ic growth. We assist in the imple­men­ta­tion of the­se strate­gies and in the mon­i­tor­ing of their impact on busi­ness­es. Our Busi­ness devel­op­ment ser­vices assist entre­pre­neurs in run­ning their busi­ness more effec­tive­ly and enhance their access to mar­kets. We also work on link­ing enter­pris­es (sup­pli­ers or buy­ers) in the val­ue or sup­ply chain, which also enhances the oppor­tu­ni­ties of enter­pris­es to access finan­cial ser­vices. Our holis­tic approach to sus­tain­able busi­ness devel­op­ment com­bi­nes access to finance for all sizes of com­pa­nies, agribusi­ness­es and rural enter­pris­es with improved tech­nol­o­gy, inno­v­a­tive cost effi­cient deliv­ery chan­nels. The degree and qual­i­ty of access to finan­cial ser­vices avail­able to low-income and rural house­holds and their small busi­ness­es is influ­enced by the qual­i­ty of the legal and reg­u­la­to­ry frame­work. Perene sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly analy­ses finan­cial poli­cies and their impact on micro­fi­nance pro­vi­sion and assists gov­ern­ments and finan­cial insti­tu­tions in specif­i­cal­ly design­ing mea­sures to improve financ­ing of the pri­vate sec­tor. To enhance access to finan­cial ser­vices, we sup­port finan­cial insti­tu­tions in improv­ing their capac­i­ty for ser­vices deliv­ery to urban and rural small busi­ness­es through the imple­men­ta­tion of inno­v­a­tive finan­cial vehi­cles such as small-scale cred­it pro­grams or by pro­vid­ing micro­fi­nance. We analy­se the mar­kets of finan­cial insti­tu­tions and design their inter­ven­tion strat­e­gy backed by client focused lend­ing method­olo­gies.

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