Development Transformations (DT) has been awarded a two-year cooperative agreement by the Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) to conduct anti-retributive violence messaging and establish stabilization committees in former-ISIS controlled areas in Iraq that have been newly liberated by the Iraqi government.
Canada is actively engaged in the fight against Daesh and supports those most affected by the crisis. As part of DFATD commitment to addressing the prolonged and tragic crises in the region, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated, “I am pleased to announce today new initiatives that will enhance security and stability in the region, including additional support to help more Iraqis return safely to their homes in areas liberated from Daesh.”
DT, with its sub-awardee the Iraqi Research Foundation for Analysis and Development (IRFAD), will implement the Preventing Reprisals and Mitigating Violence in Iraq program (PRMV). In its first phase PRMV will initiate a grassroots anti-retribution movement in Anbar and Ninewah to prevent retributive attacks and help protect vulnerable populations. In the second phase of the program, our team will foster stability and counter-extremist influences by establishing Crisis Committees to resolve local level drivers of instability.
DT partner XL Associates (XLA) was recently awarded a multi-year $25,000,000 single award to support USAID’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programming and operations both at Missions in the region and at the Frankfurt-based Middle East Regional Platform (MERP). As a major subcontractor to XLA, DT will support Mission and MERP staffing needs across technical areas in project assessment and design support, monitoring and evaluation, and support to Program Office functions. DT will leverage its operating platforms in Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey and recent experience in Libya and Yemen during the award. We are excited to support XLA and USAID in this innovative support contract.
Development Transformations (DT) was recently awarded a $40m five-year IDIQ by USAID’s Office of Management Policy, Budget and Performance within the Bureau for Management (M Bureau). DT will support the Management Excellence for Operations (MEO) contract designed to strengthen operations performance management practices at USAID, including monitoring and analyzing current operations performance data, improving USAID’s efficiency and effectiveness, providing surge capacity technical support, and improving the Agency’s internal and external communications. Improved operational performance at USAID will allow the Agency to better achieve its development objectives and advance its Mission. DT looks forward to working with USAID’s M Bureau on this important project.
Development Transformations (DT) was recently awarded the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) Joint Emerging and Program of Instructions Support Services prime contract. DT, with our partner Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting (VATC), will support MCTOG with curriculum development, classroom instruction, and over-the-shoulder teaching and mentoring to better prepare the Marine Corps for the complex battlefields of the 21st Century.
Development Transformations (DT) was recently awarded a one-year cooperative agreement to provide actor mapping in Libya and work with key political and civic actors to create more effective stabilization activities. DT, and our partner Navanti Group, will conduct key informant interviews, focus groups, and social media analysis across five target locations in Libya to map conflict dynamics. Working closely with a number of Libyan stakeholders, DT will use these mapping products to identify and develop effective stabilization strategies that will help to reduce violence in select locations. This program was awarded under the Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Peace Processes Support Network (PPSN).
Development Transformations (DT) was awarded a prime contract for SeaPort-e, a multi-award IDIQ designed to help the Navy and Marine Corps efficiently and effectively meet the challenges of the 21st century. DT looks forward to providing “soft skills” to the Navy and Marine Corps in this IDIQ, including civilian-military planning and cooperation, expertise in all non-lethal operational phases, foreign humanitarian assistance, embassy reinforcement, non-combatant evacuation operations, partnering with host nation forces, and joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational replication in the execution of complex operations globally.
The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) has selected Development Transformations (DT) and its consortium partner, the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI), to join its Peace Processes Network Fund. Through this partnership with CSO, DT will have the opportunity to implement programs that support peace negotiations and/or peace processes for the next three years in fragile and conflict-affected countries, including in Burma, Burundi, Colombia, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. These programs will complement DT’s existing conflict sensitive development work by supporting the resolution of conflict during the peace process stage. DT looks forward to working with CSO and other partners on this new mechanism.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently awarded Framework Agreements to Development Transformations (DT) on the new £1.03 billion Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF). DT will be implementing programs across the globe under two thematic areas: “Conflict Prevention, Stabilisation, and Peacebuilding” and “Defence Support Services”. DT was one of very few small businesses accepted to the mechanism.
The CSSF mechanism is designed to fund programming with a strategic approach in conflict-affected states where the United Kingdom has key interests. The new fund will pool resources from across the UK government to enable increased collaboration and linkages through all of the UK’s conflict programming. The fund places an emphasis on single cross-government strategies, coherence between conflict and national security work, and will implement targeted interventions aimed at supporting stability including rapid and crisis response.
DT applied to, and was selected as, a winner of two of the three thematic program lots. The first, “Conflict Prevention, Stabilisation, and Peacebuilding,” will implement programming in the areas of peace-building, stabilization, civil-society engagement, strategic communication and outreach, and conflict prevention. The second is to provide “Defence Support Services” including advice, support for military exercise training, and other defense services.
DT works with donor agencies, host governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate political transition and conflict programs. Our diverse experience in the NGO, inter-governmental, civilian, and military sectors allows us to take a holistic approach to our work. We excel at operating in complex, non-permissive environments and have an established track record in some of the most fluid security and political contexts. DT currently has offices and is registered in Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Ukraine. For more information about DT’s CSSF program please contact DT Senior Program Manager Ilan Cooper.
Development Transformations recently co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Kyiv on the future of Ukraine with the Embassy of Latvia. The October 15th roundtable was moderated by Ambassador Argita Daudze of Latvia and DT’s Eurasia Director Alex Grigorievs.
Roundtable participants represented a wide breadth of backgrounds and interests and discussed The Future of Ukraine: Factors Stimulating and Hindering Successful Transformation. Among the attendees were Ukrainian government officials, European ambassadors and diplomats, international donors, members of Ukraine’s leading civil society organizations, academia, and media organizations. Topics of discussion ranged from anti-corruption measures, rule of law, and public administration reform to setting realistic expectations of international partners with interests in Ukraine’s political and economic transitions. Conclusions and recommendations focused largely on the need for electoral reform and anti-corruption efforts as the key methods to reestablish trust in all levels of government.
Development Transformations is currently managing a 12 month grants program in Ukraine to support and strengthen independent media and civil society organizations in eastern and southern Ukraine. DT’s current grantees include Hromadske Odessa and the Donetsk branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine.