Strategy and Program Development

Thriving Solutions’ strategic consulting and coaching services are focused on food security, urban food systems. We are passionate about ensuring that food systems are nutritious, safe, affordable, regenerative, circular, stable, equitable, sustainable and resilient. We partner with governments, for-profit/non-profit institutions and development programs to help understand the challenges, define the vision and deliver impactful interventions in food policy and to create a circular economy in food system management.  Our aim is to help shape food systems in ways that improve the lives of people and advance sustainable cities, while ensuring the sustainability of the natural environment. Our key areas of interest:  healthy diets, reducing food loss and waste and building climate smart food systems.

Strategic consulting services Include:

  • Strategy development, including facilitating work groups to develop shared visions, strategies, frameworks and intervention.
  • Policy review identifying current status, synergies, trade-offs.
  • Conducting research to characterize the targeted food system and understand challenges, critical issues, drivers, gaps, trends, barriers to change as well as incentives and opportunities.
  • Conduct rapid impact evaluations of promising urban food interventions.
  • Carry country and institution level audits to identify food loss and waste hotspots and interventions needs and points.
  • Formulate implementable programs and interventions that deliver impact.
  • Identify and engage potential partners and facilitate building the required alliances and advancing urban food investment. This may involve using crowdsourcing techniques and exploring opportunities towards citizen science.
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Conduct program evaluations to draw lessons learned.