Description of the Project:
Solaqua Foundation is a private foundation based in St.Gallen, focusing its work on water in the Himalaya region. Skat provides technical advice regarding the project portfolio and on communicational and strategic issues of Soalqua Foundation. It is responsible for identification of potential projects and partners, for identifying and following trends and hot issues in the sector, for maintaining a direct dialogue with key stakeholders in the water sector in Nepal. Moreover, Skat strengthens capacity at Solaqua Foundation through specific trainings and workshops, for example through methodological inputs and on-the-job trainings.
Apart from its know-how and experience in the WASH sector, Skat also provides valuable context-specific knowledge. Thanks to its rich and long-term experiences in Nepal, Skat is able to detect problems and potential threats to the operations of the clients early and efficiently. Its wide and deep network enable Skat to maintain a direct dialogue with key stakeholders in the sector, including with government entities and UN organizations.
During project implementation, Skat supports the implementing institutions on methodological and technical issues, both on-site and off-site, supervises and monitors the local implementing partners, reviews, evaluates and comments on their reports, and in turn reports to the manager and to the steering board of the foundation.