The Consortium is working with several universities to create strategic partnerships, and we are interested in expanding our partnerships to more schools. We work on international development projects in the fields listed below and are looking for schools that have expertise in those areas and interest in collaborating in global development. Please contact us for more information.
The Consortium also offers individual professors the opportunity to work as technical advisors on global development projects, again in all fields listed below. For further details on the roles that technical advisors can play in development project, please click here.
In addition, we are interested in technology to use on our development projects, and can help designers of that technology reach global markets and present it to project clients worldwide. The Consortium is especially interested in currently operational facilities that use technology that might be appropriate for our development projects. For more information on these opportunities, please click here.
Other opportunities to work with The Consortium are through Industry Professional Referral Organizations, or IPROs, and Project Information Office, or PIOs. IPROs connect The Consortium to a wide network of technical experts by recruiting representatives from all major development industry sectors. IPROs refer industry-specific technical experts to work with The Consortium. IPROs also play a role in developing project strategies and informing project clients about viable project solutions. To become IPROs, candidates must have expert knowledge of their industry and an extensive network of industry contacts.
A PIO promotes development project opportunities in a host country and is responsible for finding and organizing development projects in a specific country or region of a country, handling project intake, informing clients about the Consortium, and gathering region-specific information to help determine project feasibility. The PIO is a liaison among the stakeholders of development projects, including government agencies, civil society organizations, academia and the business community. The PIO provides crucial information to assess political risk, including the local regulatory environment, business procedures and protocols, applicable laws governing the actions of foreign contractors, and the chain of command for project approval at the private and public level. For more information, please click here.