CNVP focuses on building a Greener Economic Environment. It uses evidence-based analysis to improve the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities and civil society affected by the ongoing process of environmental and climate change.

CNVP’s capacity strengthening covers: sustainable forest management; climate change, environment and natural resource management; agri-rural development; renewable energy and waste management, including transboundary water pollution; community mobilization, civil society and governance; as well as European accession issues and related policy questions.

CNVP has built an international reputation as a reliable partner and facilitator. It works with the public sector at central and decentralized levels to design, develop and implement policies within an overall framework of public administration reform, results’ based monitoring and a European accession perspective. CNVP has significant experience of establishing public, private and third sector partnerships, as well as supporting social entrepreneurship. It interacts with civil society organisations, helping them to be more effective in representing their interests through improved dialogue with, and lobbying of, public and private sector decision-makers and stakeholders. CNVP helps its partners to meet benchmark best practice standards that apply in the EU.

CNVP has significant experience of supporting private forest owners, pasture users, agri-rural producer groups, women’s groups, young people, social entrepreneurs and others involved in developing businesses at different points along agriculture, forestry, non-timber forest product (NTFP) and wood biomass value chains. In Albania and Kosovo, for example, CNVP is helping project beneficiaries supply quality raw materials to buyers for subsequent processing, packaging, marketing and shipment to domestic and external markets.

CNVP’s approach incorporates innovative ideas into participatory, governance and decision-making processes. Its 28 employees use tried and tested analytical, consulting, advisory, coaching, mentoring, demonstration and knowledge transfer skills to help partners in the public, private and civil society sectors strengthen their technical capacity through the design and implementation of in-country, regional and cross-border cooperation projects.

CNVP’s four core values are focused on:

•Green    intervening to build a greener economic environment within the ongoing process of climate change

Clean     promoting renewable energy and improved household/industrial waste management

Seen      operating in all six Balkan countries and the European Neighbourhood Space

Lean      improving the efficiency of service delivery continuously and systematically