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

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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

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Trond Norheim

Senior Partner

Trond is a Senior Specialist with 38 years international experience across 70 countries on all continents. He has an interdisciplinary background in the fields of Climate Change, Watershed Management, Disaster Risk Management, Energy, Soil & Water Conservation, Forestry, Agriculture, Institutional Strengthening, Value Chains, Gender, and Indigenous Peoples.

Education

  • PhD Ecology: Norwegian Agricultural University.
  • MSc Forestry: Norwegian Agricultural University.

Fields

  • Climate Change
  • Agroforestry and Forestry (including REDD+)
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Watershed Management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Institutional Strengthening
  • Value Chains
  • Gender
  • Indigenous Peoples

Languages

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese

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Vegard Bye

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Senior Partner

Vegard has led several international, multi-sector, complex programmes and evaluations, including in conflict and post-conflict situations. He has worked with civil society, parliaments, watchdog institutions and media to promote access to information, pluralistic and participatory democracy-building and rights based development. He is presently coordinating a comprehensive research programme in Angola. His main regional experience (45+years) is from Latin America, plus a number of countries in Africa and Asia.

Education:

  • Dr.philos, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. Dissertation: Economic Reforms with Potential for Political Transformation in Cuba on Raúl Castro´s Watch (2008-2018). Dissertation defended January 2019.
  • 1977 Cand. Polit (equivalent to MA+), Political Science/ International Politics, University of Oslo. Thesis: “Nationalization of Oil in Venezuela: A Study of Modifications in Dependency Structures”.
  • 1973 Cand. Mag, Social Sciences, University of Oslo (with courses in political science, sociology, public law).

Fields:

  • Democratic transition and consolidation in conflict and post-conflict societies
  • Human rights
  • Good governance
  • Social science research
  • Sustainable energy development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Media and access to information
  • Civil society

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
  • French

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Torun Reite

Torun Reite  in Scanteam

Senior Partner

Torun is a senior Public Governance and Financial Management expert with more than 25 years’ experience leading high level strategic reviews, global evaluations and assessments. She has 15 years’ progressive experience in the development sphere, across 25 different countries for a range of bilateral and multilateral clients.

Education:

  • Stockholm University – PhD, Sociolinguistics, specialisation Romance languages,
  • University of Oslo – MA, Portuguese
  • Norwegian School of Economics – MA Economics and Business Administration

Fields:

  • Public finance
  • Public sector reform
  • Aid coordination, including budget support mechanisms,
  • Change management
  • Program design
  • Strategy development
  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance
  • Risk Assessment and management
  • Evaluations.

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • French
  • Portugese

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Stephanie Crasto

Junior Consultant

Stephanie Crasto in Scanteam

Stephanie has over ten years of experience as a consultant. She has contributed to appraisals, evaluations and reviews with various thematic focus such as rule of law, good governance and gender across countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Education:

  • MSc., London School of Economics and Political Science – NGOs and Development, Social Policy Department
  • M.A., University of Bergen – Semester Module, Anti Corruption
  • B.A., University of Essex – Government Department: Political Science, Governance

Fields:

  • Conflict and Peace Studies
  • Gender
  • NGOs and Development
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Literature reviews and analysis

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Portugese

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Per N. Bondevik

Senior Partner

Since 2007, Per has worked on business and human rights, with a particular focus on global supply chains, collaboration within and across sectors, advocacy and policy development, business and women’s human rights, and ethical trade. Per has more than 20 years work experience with partner based international development, from both field and head office level, including finance management, the interaction between program and finance and anti-corruption work.

Education:

  • Masters in Economics/Cand. Oecon, University of Oslo
  • Economics, Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse
  • Music and theology, Bible School, Oslo

Fields:

  • International development
  • Finance management
  • Advocacy and policy development
  • Responsible business
  • Women’s human rights
  • Ethical trade

Languages:

  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portugese

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