Proaction Consulting

Technical assistance for humanitarian and environment-related programmes.

Working with communities and partners to integrate sustainable environmental management, livelihood security and ecosystem-based resilience for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Proaction Consulting

Technical assistance for humanitarian and environment-related programmes.

Working with communities and partners to integrate sustainable environmental management, livelihood security and ecosystem-based resilience for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Proaction Consulting

Technical assistance for humanitarian and environment-related programmes.

Working with communities and partners to integrate sustainable environmental management, livelihood security and ecosystem-based resilience for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

About us

Proaction Consulting is an independent consulting service based in the United Kingdom, providing technical assistance to humanitarian and environment-related programmes.
We are pioneers in integrating sustainable environmental management, livelihood security and ecosystem-based resilience for some of the world’s most vulnerable, at-risk and recovering communities.

Our support is based on meaningful engagement with people who have been or may be forcibly displaced by conflict, climate change or disaster. People who have lost so much and are simply wanting to rebuild their lives, in peace and safety.

We work with a wide range of communities and partners – non-governmental organisations, think tanks, UN agencies, the private sector and donors – delivering tailored guidance and evaluating the impact of relief and development projects.

From project design and baseline assessments to close-down evaluations, our technical experts are hand-picked to match the needs of each client, to help each community we work with to express their voice, to independently verify the success of projects and to gather experiences and lessons from each assignment to inform future work.

Our mission

Engage with local communities and organisations to promote and support practical solutions in relation to natural resource management, livelihoods and well-being.

Our mission

Support humanitarian and environmental organisations with quality, independent reviews of projects and programmes, from emergency planning and response, to recovery and longer term development.

Our mission

Actively learn and share evidence-based knowledge with communities and partners.

Objectives

Ensure our projects, learning, research and partnerships:
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Are relevant, timely, effective and contribute to sustainability.
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Address the needs of the poor and most vulnerable communities through active participation and involvement in planning, management, evaluation and learning.
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Incorporate climate change solutions and environmental management into local actions as well as larger scale programming, both proactively through disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and reactively through rehabilitation.
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Promote and enable localisation of humanitarian relief.

Approach

We work with poor, vulnerable and at-risk communities in fragile states and countries that have experienced the negative impacts of conflict and/or disasters. Most of our work takes place in Africa and Asia. Together with our partners, we seek to learn what works in which situation, and why, adapting this learning to other contexts and scaling up good practice.

Our work is guided by the following principles:

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Community engagement is enabled through participatory approaches that create community ownership and foster sustainability.

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The basic needs of the poor and most vulnerable communities are prioritised.

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People’s rights and dignity are respected and strengthened.

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Livelihood security is a precursor to ending poverty and building resilience.

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Ecosystem-based approaches contribute positively to community and environmental resilience.

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Information is shared with, and learned from, local communities, institutions and structures, building capacity and know-how.

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We communicate, collaborate and coordinate with as many stakeholder groups as possible.

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Simple, cost-effective solutions are often the most appropriate response to escaping poverty and rebuilding lives and livelihoods.

Proaction has signed the IFRC Code of Conduct and incorporates these and other principles – such as Sphere Standards, Core Humanitarian Standards and the OECD DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation – in our work.

Proaction Consulting Limited
Brockhurst, Burgh Hill, Etchingham TN19 7PE, East Sussex, UK
Registered in England: 9647600