Cota initiates and facilitates organizational learning processes for social change actors.

Our fields of expertise

Planification, suivi et évaluation

Entre redevabilité et apprentissage, la planification, le suivi et l’évaluation des projets et programmes contribuent à leur amélioration en continu. Ces pratiques apprenantes permettent de tirer des leçons concrètes de l’expérience, et de comprendre les processus de changement impulsés et vécus par les organisations que nous accompagnons.

Capitalisation

Nous accompagnons des processus organisationnels et collectifs de capitalisation des connaissances, des pratiques et des expériences. Nous mobilisons pour cela des méthodes et outils spécifiques, visant à optimiser le potentiel d’apprentissage de ces démarches. 

Formation et facilitation

Nous proposons des modules de formations méthodologiques qui visent à renforcer la qualité et l’impact des interventions des acteurs du changement social. Nous facilitons également des séminaires, colloques, workshops, dans une logique collaborative et apprenante.

Recherche-action et expérimentation

Nous développons des travaux de recherche-action sur les grands enjeux qui intéressent les acteurs du changement social. Ces démarches s’appuient sur des expérimentations méthodologiques et des échanges entre pairs, donnant naissance à des publications et à des outils. 

Our methodological expertise covers a wide range of fields and works with organisations involved in a variety of social issues. We are particularly involved in issues relating to citizenship, migration, gender and ecology.

Our thematics

We are also working on issues such as health, education, vocational training, employment, peace and security, social cohesion, governance and the digital transition.

Our recent projects and missions

Monitoring & evaluation

“Support for capitalization processes led by the working groups ‘Peasant Leaders Training’ and ‘Economic Guidance and Access to Funding for Farmer Organizations’.”

Sepop: a capacity building project for farmer organizations to consolidate services and advocate for actions
The Services and Advocacy Project for Farmer Organizations (SEPOP) is a 5-year project (July 2020-July 2025), primarily funded by AFD, coordinated by AgriCord, with the support of Afdi and Fert. It aims to strengthen the capacities of around forty Agricultural Producer Organizations (APOs) with diverse sizes and levels of structuring in 15 countries (Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Latin America). Eight Agri-Agencies (AAs) guide these APOs in a flexible approach, based on the specific needs expressed by these organizations, considering their journeys, contextual realities, and sectors (food crops, horticulture, dairy cattle farming, organic quinoa, coffee, cocoa, etc.).
The approaches take into account cross-cutting issues such as the integration of women and youth, as well as adaptation to climate change (climate change diagnostics and mitigation plans planned for some APOs). The project, operating at both the local and national levels, contributes to demonstrating the importance of organizing sectors to improve the living conditions of APO members (33,000 targeted Family Farming Enterprises (FFEs) as beneficiaries) and to meet the food needs of the target countries.
SEPOP activities primarily contribute to enhancing the skills and knowledge of APO members and leaders to strengthen services to members and the advocacy capacity of APOs (at the local level or as umbrella organizations) to participate in the development of favorable public policies. The main training and support activities cover the following areas:


Services: Strengthening technical and organizational capacities of APOs (strategy, financial, administrative, and commercial management, development of advice, management of collective services tailored to the needs of farmers, etc.).


Advocacy: Strengthening capacities for the development and implementation of public policies (training elected leaders of APOs for issue analysis, participation in the implementation of development programs, or the development of certain aspects of agricultural policies and their operationalization).

Evaluation

Evaluation finale du programme bilatéral Guinée-Belgique 2019-2023

The bilateral cooperation program between the Belgian government and Guinea represents a significant commitment to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the region. Initiated on December 14, 2018, and scheduled to last for five years until December 13, 2023, the program allocates a substantial budget of 45 million euros to its objectives. The overall goal of the Guinea portfolio is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth along the Conakry-Kindia-Mamou axis. The decision to focus Belgian support on inclusive and sustainable economic development, human development, and the respect for fundamental human rights aligns with the priorities of the Guinean government.

Six projects are operationalized in a complementary, integrated, and structured manner across three pillars: entrepreneurship, sexual and reproductive rights, and capacity building.

  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Support for entrepreneurship development along the Conakry-Kindia-Mamou – Mont Gangan axis
  • She Decides (Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Rights)
  • Capacita (Project for Training, Studies, and Expertise)


This evaluation will primarily serve the purpose of strategic learning. The insights gained will be valuable in guiding new initiatives and ensuring a smooth transition between the two programs. The themes addressed in the context of the final program evaluation will have a broader scope. They will contribute to strategic learning within Enabel and at the Guinean partner level to improve development practices and cooperation policies. This knowledge can be applied in other contexts and future programs.

Implementation 01/2024 – 03/2024

Monitoring & evaluation

Final Review of the Recovery of Vocational and Technical Education and Training for Employment (RESET) Project in Guinea-Bissau

The objective is to strengthen the effectiveness of the technical and vocational education and training system in Guinea-Bissau

Implementation 02/2024 – 04/2024

Dynamiques de citoyenneté
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