Desirée Elizondo Cabrera

Associate

Desiree is a Senior consultant with 35 years of working experience. She has devoted her professional efforts to attain sustainable development with equity. Central to her work has been integrating livelihoods and local communities’ rights in rural and environmental policies and laws. She has worked in the public and private sector, and have assisted many international cooperation agencies, local governments, and civic society organizations in their development endeavors in Latin America. She has strong managerial capacities as well as a solid background in environmental sciences.

Education

  • Post Graduate Degree in Human Rights and Justice
  • PhD and MSc in Soil and Water Science
  • Bachelor in Agronomy

Fields:

  • Institutional and capacity development
  • Enforcement of social and environmental safeguards
  • Program/Projects design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Development Aid Management and coordination
  • Social and Environmental Assessments
  • Land and Watershed Management
  • Livelihoods, indigenous lands, and community assessments
  • Climate Change (REDD+ and soil carbon)
  • Biointensive and sustainable agriculture
  • Gender

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • English

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Arne Disch

Arne Disch in Scanteam

Managing Partner

Arne has over 40 years’ of development experience – 16 years in the field and subsequently as a consultant. He has done over 120 reviews and evaluations of strategies, programs and projects with field work in over 45 countries, being team leader on most.

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Yale University
  • M.A., International Relations, Yale University
  • Political Science, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Political Science, University of Hamburg
  • Sociology and History, University of Oslo

Fields:

  • Governance
  • Fragile/conflict-affected situations
  • Public finance management (PFM)
  • Extractive industries
  • Capacity development
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Methodology development, training and facilitation

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish, basic working knowledge
  • French, basic working knowledge

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Peter Croal

Associate

Peter Croal is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and has been working in the field of environmental assessment and international development for over 35 years. He focuses on the relationship between environmental management, resource extraction, and poverty reduction in developing countries and the Arctic. His work has taken him to over forty developing countries.

Education:

  • B.Sc. Geology, Carleton University
  • Professional Geologist (P.Geol.)
  • Professional Trainer Certificate

Fields:

  • Impact Assessment
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Capacity Development
  • International Development
  • Indigenous Peoples Rights and Knowledge Systems
  • Climate Change
  • EcoTourism
  • Extractive Sectors (mining, oil and gas, groundwater)

Languages:

  • English
  • French

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Guri Hveem-Hansson

Office Administrator & Junior Consultant

Guri has experience within development, human rights, civil societies, and working with vulnerable groups. She has contributed to research projects, evaluations and reviews across countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Education

  • MS.c. Political Science with International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • BA. Development Studies
  • BA. Pedagogy, Culture and Society

Fields:

  • Human Rights
  • Security
  • Conflict resolution
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Education
  • Child protection
  • Civil society and grassroot organisations
  • Migration
  • Gender
  • International relations

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

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Samantha Page

Senior Consultant

Samantha has more than 20 years experience as an expert within the international development sector, having carried out evaluations and impact assessments in more than 25 countries in North- and Latin-America, including the Caribbean, as well as in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Education

  • Ph.D., International Development, Portsmouth University, UK
  • M.Sc., Health, Population and Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • B.A., French studies, Portsmouth University, UK

Fields:

  • International Development
  • Gender
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Governance
  • Collaborative/multi-stakeholder processes
  • Sector programming
  • Aid effectiveness
  • Risk assessments
  • Project and program appraisal
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Methodology development
  • Training

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Norwegian

Tel: +47 40 10 18 52  Send email – LinkedIn – Open CV