The realization of technical advice is one of the most important activities, through which we influence the qualitative improvement of cooperation.
We offer technical advice to carry out the interventions of other entities, institutions, companies or administrations, in any of the phases of the project.
We have a team of experts, with extensive professional experience in the North and in the South to work on consultancies: within our team there are people from all disciplines, hydrogeologists, architects, geographers, biologists, etc. We also have delegations in African and Latin America countries that allow us to be closer to the interventions that need technical support:
- Defining and assessing concretely infrastructural actions.
- Making technical study and territorial land use planning.
- Supervising and directing constructions.
- Generating the capacity to manage basic services.
- Identifying, formulating and evaluating technical interventions.
In addition, the accumulated experience in training activities gives us great capacity in the generation of content and implementation of training programs, especially in a non-face-to-face format.
In EWB we work with all the actors of cooperation in the North and in the South:
- NGO for development
- Social movements
- Public administrations
- Social Enterprises
Areas of consultancy
Habitat and urban services
The city is the great forgotten subject of cooperation for development. Likewise, the city represents a unique space to improve the living conditions of the population and provide basic services that in rural areas, due to their density, would be difficult to implement. The EWB has worked in neighbourhoods of spontaneous habitats, where the population begins to build political and social spaces around the opportunity that represents the improvement of their quality of life. Our support has allowed the development of services such as garbage collection, infrastructure improvement, registration, or basic planning, while establishing the basis for new citizens to intervene in public issues in their neighbourhoods and neighbours and city.
Water and sanitation
The Access to water and sanitation services goes far beyond the implementation of complex infrastructures. It often goes through a deep cultural and conscious change in the beneficiary communities, in the organization of the entities that provide these services and in the economic valuation of the benefits in question. There is a need for hard work and dialogue between the local administration, community structures, neighbours and promoters of interventions, until there is a compromise between the needs and possibilities of all, always with the plausible technical options available and accommodating each reality.
Energy and Environment
Access to energy is never included in basic rights, but it is behind everyone, such as the environment and, by extension, the management and protection of the territory. Access to energy is not only to have access to photovoltaic or wind power plants. It also includes a complete view of the sources available and an accurate analysis of the uses and productive possibilities together with the basic services they can offer. Often state and municipal administrations do not have this capacity and, at this point, at the EWB, we play a role of accompaniment processes in which, most of the time, allowed environmental and territorial management to help us understand better their territory.