consulting

Consultation Services

Village Earth provides technical support, consultation, evaluation and networking services to individuals, communities, non governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and academic institutions. We can work with your group to develop a tailored and affordable package of services to help enhance your programs in the field. These might include:

  • Consultation on program theory and design.
  • Assessment, monitoring and evaluation of your organization’s programs in the field.
  • NAHASDA – IHBG Census Challenges
  • Tribal Housing Unit Mapping/Inventories/Rural 911 Maps
  • Community-Based Mapping and GIS
  • Narrative Evaluations
  • Assistance with the development of evaluation or research design including sampling methods, instrument design, data collection, and evaluation.
  • Developing and managing online and in-person training programs
  • Methods for community participation in monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Hosting conferences, workshops, or other events with partner organizations.
  • And more…

Some of our past clients include:

  • Association of American Indian Physicians
    Conducted an assessment of the capacity of their HIV/AIDS coalitions in Oklahoma.
  • Bubar-Hall Consulting
    Provided technical support and training for their successful NAHASDA – IHBG census challenge on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
  • CARE: Bosnia
    Provided training in micro-finance.
  • Centura Health
    Evaluated their health clinic projects in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Chicago Field Museum
    Served as trainers and consultants for their projects in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Community, Housing, Finance (CHF)
    Provided training in community-based development in Azerbaijan.
  • Dakota Pilot Project Joint Venture
    Served as lead household mapping and household survey contractor for simultanous need’s assessments on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Turtle Mountain, Lower Brule, and Cheyenne River Reservations. [Video]
  • Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University
    Developed four online courses in Development Anthropology.
  • Engineers Without Borders – USA
    Hosted training in community mobilization for Northeast Regional Chapters of EWB. Presented at their 2009 & 2010 conferences.
  • Family Connection Center, Utah
    Provided training in community mobilization to its core staff.
  • Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University
    Developed and deliver a one-day training each semester in Community Dynamics and Development for their MBA program. 
  • Government of Cameroon
    Provided training in community-based water resources management.
  • Government of South Africa
    Provided training in community-based water resources management.
  • Government of Sri Lanka
    Provided training in community-based water resources management.
  • Indian Land Tenure Foundation
    Developed Strategic Land Planning Map Book for the Pine Ridge Reservation, Facilitated strategic Land Planning workshops for residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and collaborated on an article for their newsletter decoding the Government forms needed by Native Americans to consolidate and utilize their lands.
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
    Developed trainings in gender mainstreaming, community service and leadership fundamentals, and participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) focusing on Most Significant Change technique.  Worked as M&E consultants on a Youth Civic Engagement and Dialogue in Romania and Moldova.
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Provided training, assessment, monitoring and evaluation on implementing the “Village Earth Approach” across the the southern region of Azerbaijan.
  • Inti Wayna Foundation
    Provided training and consultation in community-based development in indigenous communities in Peru.
  • Lakota Funds
    Conducted survey and evaluation of their Eagle’s Nest Housing project on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
  • Mercy Corps International
    Provide cluster development training for their projects in Azerbaijan. Hosted a conference of NGO’s working in Azerbaijan.
  • NOAA
    Facilitated assessment of community-U.S. Forest Service interactions.
  • Nigerian Youth Service Corps
    Provided training and consultation for connecting their Youth Service Programs to community-based projects.
  • National Geographic Society
    Consulted on the map included in the article “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse” in the August 2012 edition of National Geographic Magazine.
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe
    Conducted community-based census to challenge the Federal Census resulting in 81% increase in the HUD recognized population (from 15,861 to 28,787)‏ and a $1, 292,000 increase in their annual IHBG allocation starting in 2006.
  • Philanthropiece Foundation
    Provided training in community mobilization for their Board and Staff.
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe
    Conducted community-based census to challenge the Federal Census resulting in a 230% increase in the number of AIAN households with household expenses greater than 50% of income and a $713,150 increase in their annual IHBG allocation starting in 2007
  • Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
    Provided film for their permanent exhibition.
  • Southern California Association of Governments
    Served as consultant to enhance outreach to Native American Tribes regarding their long-range transportation planning.
  • Sustainable Schools International
    Provided training and consultation on their education programs in Cambodia.
  • Tribal Link Foundation
    Facilitated a community-based film project with Zapara and Kichwa communities along Peru’s Rio Tigre.
  • Trisakti University, Jakarta Indonesia
    Helped develop and train instructors for a new Ph.D. program in Sustainable Development Management.
  • UNWIPO – Presented on Apporopriate Technology at conferences in Ethiopia, Malaysia, and South Korea.
  • World Council of Churches: Armenia Round Table
    Provided training and consultation in community-based development for Armenian NGO’s that are part of the WCC’s Armenia Round Table.

For more information, please contact David Bartecchi at [email protected] by phone +1-970-237-3002 ext. 504.

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