City Marketing Unit tells the story of a city, mainly through highlighting local places, people, events, matters that mostly characterize a city. It is the unit’s task to grow the appeal, recognition and impact of the city among its inhabitants, visitors, entrepreneurs, investors etc.
The unit promotes a fun and friendly city mainly through marketing, events and communications with the aim of encouraging more and more activities to take place there.
Capacity Building and Training
Capacity Building and Training Programme enables people, communities and organizations to strengthen their capabilities to develop, implement and maintain effective sector services. Training can be provided through various approaches, including the organization of one-to-one technical support, mentoring, shadowing, workshops, exchange visits, and study tours. Our capacity building programs are based on the most advanced knowledge management and adult learning principles. We provide training for various sectors and topics such as change management, policy, monitoring and evaluation, project management, awareness raising and PR, marketing or grant proposal writing.
Project Planning and Implementation
Project planning is the process of defining your objectives and scope, your goals and milestones (deliverables), and assigning tasks and budgetary resources for each step. A good plan is easily shareable with everyone involved, and it’s most useful when it’s revisited regularly.
Project implementation proceeds through stages, also called the project planning and control cycle: planning, mobilization of resources, definition of tasks, task assignments, communication. Implementation is an important management function that is often neglected.
Technology Transfer and Upgrading
Technology transfer refers to the transfer of the components of technology from one economic agent to another. These components can include, for example, plant, machinery and equipment, production processes, software, manuals and patents – all of which contain technological knowledge (either codified or uncodified) that is either “embodied” (for example, within machinery or people) or “disembodied”.
Certification and Measurement
The Certified Measurement and Verification provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. The training helps raise the professional standards of those engaged in M&V; Improve the practice of M&V by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program for professionals; and Identify persons with the required knowledge of M&V principles and practices by completing the certification program while fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
Consulting, Planning and Advisory
Advisory Services practice focuses on the strategic development of businesses, and the purchase or sale of businesses and assets. In Advisory services we support and advise our clients in developing a new project including financial due diligences, feasibility studies, valuation, business plan preparation and market surveys. We advise our client on the entire process of mergers and acquisitions or takeovers of businesses or parts of businesses. We do rely on a strong regional collaboration when dealing and delivering projects to public sector institutions and international donors. We combine multidisciplinary teams of consultants and first rate technical specialists from across our businesses to enable creative development and smart delivery at every point of a project’s lifecycle.
Research and Innovation
Science has changed the world and continues to be a driving force for humanity’s progress. No one could question the fact that science and technology have improved quality of life for many of us, but in some cases innovation has led to controversial or unintended consequences. The objective of research is contributing to knowledge whereas the objective of innovation is contributing to outcome e.g. improvement, quality of service, commercialization etc. With knowledge we can change the outcome. Hence, research can lead to innovation.
Public awareness of science (PAwS), public understanding of science (PUS), or more recently, public engagement with science and technology (PEST) are terms relating to the attitudes, behaviours, opinions, and activities that comprise the relations between the general public or lay society as a whole to scientific knowledge and organisation. It is a comparatively new approach to the task of exploring the multitude of relations and linkages science, technology, and innovation have among the general public. While earlier work in the discipline had focused on augmenting public knowledge of scientific topics, in line with the information deficit model of science communication, the discrediting of the model has led to an increased emphasis on how the public chooses to use scientific knowledge and on the development of interfaces to mediate between expert and lay unde