Institutional Collaboration

Institutional Collaboration

AFC believes in collaborating with competent organizations and professionals to pursue well meaning goals and improved delivery. We are keen to partner with Domain specific Consultancy Organizations, Research & Technical Institutions and other knowledge entities in India and abroad having specialized cutting-edge capabilities in the following Thematic Areas:

  1. Agriculture Risk management & Climate Resilience
  2. CSR Management & Rural Livelihood
  3. Producer Collectives & Inclusive Value Chain
  4. Skill & Human Capital Development
  5. Technology & Innovation for Agriculture & Rural Development
  6. Sustainable Development & Green Growth
  7. Social Entrepreneurship & Inclusive Finance

The agencies can associate with us in joint biddings for various consulting assignments as a consortium partner, wherever permissible, on a revenue sharing model or can be engaged for taking up specific activities in each consulting assignment, on mutually agreeable terms. The role & responsibilities of the consulting agencies for each assignment as well as the terms of engagement shall be mutually determined and settled before commencement of each project.

Interested organizations/agencies may send their consent for collaboration / partnership alongwith a profile of their organization and resume of key personnel, experts & consultants to On receipt of the consent, a detailed interaction shall be held with the agencies on the proposed model of engagement, on a mutually convenient date and time.

AFC has already entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with under mentioned premier National level organizations and International Agencies for collaborative partnership in related sectors:

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)

NISE is the apex National R&D institution in the field of Solar Energy. The GOI has transformed 25 years old Solar Energy Centre (SEC) under MNRE in October 2013 into an autonomous institution to assist the Ministry in implementing the National Solar Mission and to coordinate research and development technology demonstration, capacity building and other related works. NISE is aiming to be an effective interface between the Government and Institutions, industry & user organizations for development promotion and widespread utilization of solar energy in the country and abroad.

AFC has entered into collaboration with NISE to be an effective interface between the Government and Institutions, industry & user organizations for monitoring & evaluation of solar devices and capacity building & training of stakeholders through its Pan India presence and domain specific resource persons. Both NISE and AFC, therefore agree to work together in an integrated and collaborative manner in relation to Renewable Energy Sector, especially monitoring & evaluation and capacity building & training.

National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE)

National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE) is a Section 8 (Not for Profit) Company promoted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to establish a sustainable financial literacy campaign that will empower an entire generation.

AFC has entered into collaboration with NCFE to promote the goal of Financial Education and Financial Inclusion in India; and for ths reason the establishment of channels of communication that permit the creation and interchange of information, as well knowledge, alliance and collaboration in the area of financial education among all segments of the population across the country.

Solidaridad Network Asia Ltd.

The premise of the structure is that it promotes capacity building: strengthening Solidaridad teams in the region, enabling them to take control of supervisory tasks and to manage programming themselves. The regional Solidaridad teams cooperate with their own partners on the planning, implementation, communication and evaluation of programmes, and on reporting their results.

The collaboration had for building CSO capacities on Participatory decision making for inclusive land and water efficiency towards sustainable Ganga Basin. Multi stakeholder platform actively engaged in landscape planning and development of Gangetic plain.

Afghan Agro Services

Established in 2006, Afghan Agro Services (AAS) is an Afghan-owned and managed agricultural products and services provider formally registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency. Afghan Agro Services (AAS) aims at building the capacity of public and private sectors, the farmer’s cooperatives/associations, agriculture extension workers, individual farmers and communities in good agriculture and livestock practices, marketing, environment and forestry.

AFC had collaboration with AAS to undertake the consultancy services for studies and project formulation assignments in public and private sector in Afghanistan.

Sheladia Associates, Inc.

SHELADIA Associates, Inc. is an award winning, multi-disciplinary A&E firm with a reputation for excellence in structures & facilities, transportation infrastructure, energy, rural development, and water resources & sanitation. It provides technical assistance and architectural & engineering services in numerous sectors including agriculture; architecture; energy; irrigation and water resources; transportation; and water supply, health and education for government agencies, communities, and other stakeholders. It also offers assistance in procurement and sector-wide monitoring & evaluation. Services provided include construction management, architectural and engineering design, planning, feasibility studies, procurement assistance, specifications development, drafting of terms of reference, tendering assistance, contract management, institutional strengthening, training, and capacity building.

AFC had successfully carried out the World Bank aided Monitoring & Evaluation for Maharashtra Water Sector Improvement Project (MWSIP) in collaboration with Sheladia Associates. The assignment was for the period of five years which extended further two more years. During 2007 to 2014, 286 schemes (9 major, 13 medium and 264 minor) covering about 0.67 mha have been evaluated the progress in the provision of critical project inputs including financial and physical inputs and implementation of institutional reforms (e.g., formation and operationalization of the WUAs); and (2) M&E progress in achieving the project’s outputs and outcomes. Reviewed the progress in the implementation of the components and sub-components of the project every six months over the project period by keeping track of selected key performance indicators and project outputs and prepared 10 six monthly monitoring reports and three impact assessment studies on evaluation performance of the project on the basis of selected key output and outcome indicators.