For over twenty-four years, Baastel has been offering high-quality services in a multitude areas including: Program and project management, monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, capacity building, mission and event management and logistics, as well as translation and communications. At Baastel, we are recognized for our unfailing ability to satisfy the client’s needs, whether the client is a large, public, national or international organization - such as the Canadian federal government, the European Union, the United Nations or the World Bank – or a smaller, non-governmental organization or private enterprise. Baastel’s solid team of experts delivers services that are customized to fulfill the most demanding and complex client needs and expectations, whatever the mandate. You will find more detailed information on Baastel’s areas of expertise in this section.
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Gatineau (Quebec) Canada J8X 2L7
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1000 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 893 0032
President - Environment
(B.A.; M.A.,in International Affairs) is a Partner and President of Baastel. He provides the leadership and vision that have guided the company through an unprecedented period of growth and diversification. His qualifications in the areas of environmental management in particular all aspects of climate change, multilateral negotiations and capacity building have favourably positioned Baastel for carrying out international mandates and providing high-calibre consulting service in these fields. Alain Lafontaine has extensive experience in the negotiation and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements as well as in program evaluation and performance measurement. He regularly collaborates with bilateral and multilateral partners such as the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Danish International Development Agency, the Global Environmental Facility, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His command of French, English and Spanish enable him to make valuable contributions to projects and programs throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Vice-President- Social and Economic Development
(B.A.; M.Sc., in Project Management; International Development Diploma), Vice-President and founder of Baastel in 1989, he has been leading the company’s Social and Economic Development Division. His steadfast attention to quality and meticulous analyses have gained him his clients’ respect and his colleagues' recognition. All the Social and Economic Division's monitoring and evaluation work is personally examined and checked by him, and is held to the highest standards of quality. With a wealth of over thirty years experience in Canada and various countries in Africa and Latin America, Philippe Bâcle has carved himself a reputation as a leader in performance evaluation and stakeholder commitment. He regularly works closely with international donors such as the Canadian International Development Agency, the Danish International Development Agency, the World Food Programme, and the European Union, as well as with national governments, non-governmental organizations and private businesses. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish and is a Credentialed Evaluator of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES).
Vice-President – RBM and Disaster Risk Management
(B.A. (Hons); M.A. in Public and International Development Policy and Administration) has extensive experience in project/program management, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, strategic planning and results-based management. As an environmental specialist with particular expertise in biodiversity, climate change, disaster risk management and water management, Evan has managed mandates with numerous bilateral development agencies, government departments and international organizations, including the Canadian International Development Agency, the Global Environmental Facility, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Food Program, the World Bank and the Organization of American States. Evan has a great desire to satisfy his clients and his strong inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills are well-complemented by his command of four languages including English, French and Spanish. Since 2006, Evan has managed Baastel’s collaborations in the Caribbean, and in particular in disaster risk management, cooperating extensively with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization and others, as well as with numerous national disaster organizations in the region.
Associate Partner - Director of Corporate Development
(B. Sc. Ecosystem management; M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering; Post-Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, rural Development Planning and International Development) as senior adviser in environment, he has twelve years of experience in agricultural development, the agricultural industry, the environment, and international development. As Head of market development for Baastel, he coordinates and develops proposals for studies, research and evaluation assignments for bilateral and multilateral organizations, particularly in the areas of climate change, agriculture, biodiversity, energy, natural disaster management, governance, microfinance and gender equality. Olivier manages projects carried out by Baastel’s experts in addition to working in client relations. As a climate change and agriculture expert, he contributes with his broad expertise to many projects and assignments. He is fluent in French and English.
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