Balparmak Beekeeping Academy Project Wins the Felis Awards

Balparmak Beekeeping Academy Project, funded by EBRD and implemented by ANKON Consulting, won 3 Felis Awards in the “Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department – Other Social Issues Category” together with an achievement award in the “PR Department – Sustainability Management Category”.

“Support for Sustainable Beekeeping Practices and Inclusion of Beekeepers in the Muğla Region” Project, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and implemented by ANKON Consulting, aims to support Balparmak’s efforts in developing new and innovative products through improving links with beekeepers who supply honey for the company. The project enables access to skills and knowledge, as well as opportunities for employment, in remote areas of the Mugla region, with a focus on women and youth. The Project provides different training opportunities based on beekeepers needs, aiming to make the best use of the existing potential and ensuring sustainability of beekeeping in Turkey.

EU IPARD – Technical Assistance for The Training for the Implementation of LEADER Approach

Country:Turkey
EuropeAid:TA/2019/SER/0010
Start Year:2020
End Year:2021
Beneficiary:Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Consortium:ANKON Consulting
Budget:1.855.526,00 €
Financing:EC – European Commission
Working Area:Education and Human Resources Development
 
Service Area:Technical Assistance, Training & Capacity Building

The overall objective of the project is to improve the capacity for the implementation of LEADER Measure. The following services will be provided within the scope of this Project:

  • Potential LAG managing board members from first phase 12 provinces of implementation to be trained on implementation of LDS.
  • Potential LDS Evaluation Committee (EC) members to be trained on evaluation of LDS.
  • A seminar for high level representatives of metropolitan municipalities of IPARD provinces and municipalities of the districts of potential LAGs to be organised.
  • Potential LAG managing board members, technical team and the staff of PD and DD of MoAF from second phase 12 provinces of implementation to be trained on implementation of LDS.
  • Rural tourism workshops for LAG representatives in a district level were realised.

EBRD – Inclusion Technical Assistance Framework (TCRS 1256) – Regional: Project Keystone: Krakow, Budapest and Sofia

Country:Turkey
EuropeAid:C44084/1256/41174/FC802
Start Year:2020
End Year:2021
Beneficiary:European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium:ANKON Consulting
Budget:74,492.00 Euro
Financing:EBRD
Working Area:Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area:Technical Assistance

The objective of the Assignment is to develop work-based learning programmes on Sustainable Facility and Property Management in Krakow, Budapest and Sofia and provide implementation support to the Company. The Assignment consists of the following three key work packages to be completed within 12 months:

Component 1: Baseline and skills gap assessments

Component 2: Stakeholder engagement and set-up of cooperation arrangements

Component 3: Content development and Implementation support

EBRD – TUMAD Economic Inclusion

Country:Turkey
EuropeAid:C44048/1256/52640
Start Year:2020
End Year:2021
Beneficiary:European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Consortium:ANKON Consulting
Budget:135,000.00 Euro
Financing:EBRD
Working Area:Regional and Economic Development, Labour and Employment
Service Area:Technical Assistance

The purpose of this Project is to provide, an instrument to share the benefits and possibilities of and adopt an integrated approach for community development to which TÜMAD mining will make long-term sustainable contributions during TÜMAD’s Lapseki and İvrindi mining activities. Sustainable development aims to integrate high level economic and social development with environmental protection. It involves the development and implementation of adequate community management strategies from the earliest stages of mining activity to obtain and maintain social approvals and licenses required for project implementation. The Project will be delivered through five modules:

Module 1: Needs assessment report

Module 2: Preparation of the material and courseware for trainings in the selected fields

Module 3: Delivery of applied trainings

Module 4: Lead the coordination with local universities, TVET schools and Public Education Centres:

Module 5: Gender mainstreaming, knowledge-sharing and outreach.

WB – Consultancy for WB Group Country Opinion Survey for Turkey

Country:Turkey
EuropeAid:
Start Year:2019
End Year:2020
Beneficiary:The World Bank Group
Consortium:ANKON Consulting
Budget:
Financing:OI – Other International
Working Area:Regional and Economic Development
Service Area:Sector Analysis and Market Studies

The overall purpose of this Consultancy Assignment is to provide support to the World Bank Group (the Bank) in conducting its Country Opinion Survey in Turkey. The purpose of the survey is to enable the Bank to obtain systematic feedback from key stakeholders in the country, to help enhance its responsiveness, and to help improve its capacity to achieve results. This entails measuring stakeholders’ perceptions of the World Bank Group’s products and Services as well as the overall development landscape in the country.

ANKON Consulting won the Award for Excellence in Consulting!

ANKON Consulting has been awarded by The Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation for Excellence in Consulting in the category of “Social Reform and Poverty Reduction”.

The Gabriel Al-Salem International Award is an independent annual award, which helps promoting professional standards and ethics in management consulting.  Members of the Evaluation Committee include representatives from key institutions such as EBRD, ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes), the UK Institute of Management  Consultancy and IMC USA.

The Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation is a non-profit organization, which commemorates the life of the late Gabriel Al-Salem who worked as Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and development’s Business Advisory Program in Central Asia and made an enormous contribution to the development of the consulting industry. After his tragic death in 2010, the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) recognized Gabriel’s pioneering work and granted him the honorary title of “Member of the Meridian Order.” The Foundation aims to continue the charismatic character and professional excellence of his work to advance sustainable economic growth and civic institution-building in transitional and emerging market countries.

TANAP received the International Business Awards® in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Program

TANAP has won the prestigious USA based 2019 International Business Awards® (The Stevie Awards) in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year – in Europe.


TANAP General Manager Dr. H. Saltuk Düzyol and QHSSE Director and Compliance Officer Fatih Erdem have received the trophy at the Awards Gala on 19th October 2019 in Vienna.


ANKON Consulting, in consortium with Aqwadem, is implementing the Technical Assistance for TANAP Social and Environmental Investment Programme which develops a coherent ecosystem along TANAP natural gas pipeline and contributes in maintaining the economic and social development and preservation of natural resources.

TANAP SEIP Celebrated Achievements with a Special Reception

TANAP celebrated national and global achievements in the fields of environmental management, sustainable development and public benefit with by holding a special reception in Ankara.

TANAP General Manager Saltuk Düzyol and TANAP Quality, Occupational Health and Safety, Social, Environment and Compliance Director Fatih Erdem hosted the reception, where the results of TANAP and its Social and Environmental Investment Programs (SEIP) and the achievements were shared. At the same time, the Project Compendium which compiles the achievements and successful results was presented. The Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and World Energy Council (WEC) Chairman Mr Alparslan Bayraktar and Azerbaijan Delegation were accompanied by distinguished guests from various countries, diplomats and other foreign mission representatives.

TANAP-SEIP reached 1,018 projects in 20 provinces, 67 districts and 600 villages on the TANAP route. The projects implemented within the scope of SEIP, which touches large segments with high social impact, have received 7 awards in the international arena so far.ANKON Consulting, in consortium with Aqwadem, is implementing the Technical Assistance for TANAP Social and Environmental Investment Programme which develops a coherent ecosystem along TANAP natural gas pipeline and contributes in maintaining the economic and social development and preservation of natural resources.

Balparmak participated in the 46th Apimondia – The International Beekeeping Congress in Canada

As part of the “Support for Sustainable Beekeeping Practices and Inclusion of Beekeepers in the Muğla Region” Project, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Balparmak participated in the 46th Apimondia – International Beekeeping Congress held in Montreal, Canada, between 8-12 September 2019.

The Project, implemented by ANKON Consulting, aims to support Balparmak’s efforts in developing new and innovative products through improving links with beekeepers who supply honey to the company. This will be achieved by enabling access to skills and knowledge, as well as opportunities for employment, in remote areas of the Mugla region, with a focus on women and youth. The Project will provide different training opportunities based on beekeepers needs, aiming to make the best use of the existing potential and ensuring the sustainability of beekeeping in Turkey.

Founded in 1895 and headquartered in Rome, the world Beekeepers’ Association (Apimondia) organizes the World Beekeepers Congress every two years. Apimondia Congress provides advanced information to the participants and producers from the beekeeping sector. Apimondia, which has 114 members from 77 countries, is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations and all organizations working in the Apiculture sector and is equipped with the aims to promote the development of beekeeping in scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic issues.

The first Apimondia Congress was organized in 1897 with 636 participants in Belgium. Apimondia Congresses are held regularly in singles every 2 years since 1961. The average number of participants varies between 6000 and 9000 people and the participants are professional and amateur beekeepers, academicians, medical doctors, journalists, bee breeders, material producers, public officials, agriculturalists, environmentalists, industrialists, scientists, packaging companies, consumers, apitapists, technicians.

TANAP received the International CSR Excellence Award in the Category of “Sustainability”

TANAP’s Social and Environmental Investment Programme (SEIP) received a major award in the Sustainability category of the “International CSR Excellence Awards”. The ceremony was held in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London on 22nd July 2019.

This award programme assesses the most successful projects in the area of public service, and is held by a globally reputable organization with an independent jury. Large multinationals such as Saudi Aramco, Shell, Warner Bros and Coca-Cola have also been awarded this year. TANAP has added yet one more success to its list of international achievements.

TANAP has also been invited to the “CSR World Leaders Ceremony” as a “World Leader”, a prestigious event which will be held on November 25, 2019 at the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster in London.

ANKON Consulting, in consortium with Aqwadem, is implementing the Technical Assistance for TANAP Social and Environmental Investment Programme which develops a coherent ecosystem along TANAP natural gas pipeline and contributes in maintaining the economic and social development and preservation of natural resources.