Cowater is the Fund Manager and lead partner of the SPARC Consortium. It is the largest and most technically diversified international development consulting company in Canada, with has a team of 600 international development experts. As a global leader in development consulting and project design and implementation, it combines renowned technical expertise with targeted project management and has implemented more than 800 projects in 80 countries globally. It collaborates with governments, like-minded organisations, local communities and civil society to design and deliver impactful projects.
Leading on communications and engagement activities in SPARC, ODI is an independent, global think tank. Its vision is a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. With a team of staff, partners, and fellows in 50 countries, ODI undertakes cutting-edge research and analysis to generate evidence, ideas and solutions, and provide expert advice to decision- and policy-makers leading change around the world. It aims to harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change.
International Livestock Research Institute
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works with communities in developing countries to ensure better lives through livestock. It has 14 offices across Africa and Asia, with around 700 staff, and is co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia. The institute’s vision is to improve food and nutritional security, and reduce poverty, in developing countries through research into the efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre, part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarian experts, working to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression in more than 40 countries around the world. With a team of nearly 6,000 staff, Mercy Corps works with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. The organisation goes beyond emergency aid, to partner with local governments, corporations, social entrepreneurs and people living in fragile communities to develop solutions to make lasting change possible.