What we do
Cadena International Development Projects was established in 2008 in response to the increasing demand of international communities, governments, financing agencies and companies to find sustainable solutions for challenges faced within international development projects. Cadena, meaning “network”, has the purpose to assist public and private sector stakeholders in project development and project implementation in cooperation with a variety of international companies, by providing technical assistance as well as (teacher and staff) training programmes for secondary education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Agriculture Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) projects, related to “education reforms aiming at bridging the skills gap”.
During projects, Cadena contributes during project implementation and hand-over phases by guiding projects, monitoring on-going activities during the projects, solving problems that might occur and adjust activities to stay in line with the final project objectives, goals, needs and requests of our clients, backstopping and coordinating preparations for field missions and providing human resource management, training of project personnel, financial management and logistic support. Our services can be provided for projects financed by amongst others local governments, the African and Asian Development Bank, the World bank, Specialized UN organizations, non-governmental organizations and private companies.
Through the implementation of long-term education and training reform projects in various African countries, such as Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Sudan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe we have built up a large network of partners and experts that support our activities. Cadena’s activities focus mainly on TVET reform and improvement to bridge the skills gap, through the adjustment of training programmes to labour market needs, support to teachers and school managers to improve quality and relevance of training and support national governments to set-up the necessary structures and mechanisms to coordinate and monitor the TVET sector.
Within our network, we work closely with Centres of Excellence, Technical Training Institutes, Knowledge Centres, consultancy firms, as well as education equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Through our unique partnerships, extensive knowledge, expertise, network and track-record related to the improvement of educational systems, we can ensure that our projects are built on sustainable solutions for education and training improvement. Our projects are based on the needs of government, TVET institute management, its students and most important the needs of the local labour market ensuring that skills “supply” and “demand” are harmonised. By taking into all different perspectives and requirements, we ensure that we offer both relevant as well as sustainable solutions for quality education and training equal to European standards.
We are continuously in search of new development projects for which we can offer our services. When we see a chance, we bring the brightest minds together to write an ultimate project proposal, in which we either focus on consultancy-, training- and/or project management services or we bring all our strengths together and prepare a turn-key solution in cooperation with our partners!
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Cadena believes that optimizing human capacity and exchanging knowledge is the key principle of successfully completing international development projects, therefore, our people work passionately together to deliver tailored technical assistance and teacher- and staff training programmes, while upholding our core values.
Our vision is to enlarge our key geographical areas of expertise in which we provide training and consultancy services and be THE company for support and implementation of development projects concerning secondary education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Agriculture Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET).
We, at Cadena, are dedicated to accomplish our mission and vision by staying close to our core values.
Negotiation | Passion | Initiative
Flexibility | Expertise | Responsibility
Realistic | Collaboration