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Capacity Building

Implementing solutions for sustainable development.

Around the world, WEC sets up projects in collaboration with businesses, governments, academia and NGOs to advance sustainable development.  We provide technical, educational, project management and other services to industry, governments or others worldwide to achieve concrete business and societal value.



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The U.S. Department of State funded  WEC and its partners, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltéeContext Partners, and EarthShift Global, to select and support organizations who are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. 

The impacts from our LA RED de Innovación e Impacto Project now stretch across eleven countries: more than 300 micro, small and medium enterprises have benefited from technical assistance, 1,800 people have found new or better employment, and more than 4,400 farmers have improved their operations.

Contact us to learn more about how to support this important work!

Additional information can be found at the La Red website.



Wakami is one of the grantees selected from over 500 applicants through La Red’s International Challenge to find the most innovative solutions that support sustainable economic development. 

Over 60% of the population in Guatemala lives in poverty. Wakami  is a system in which a non-profit organization and social enterprise work hand by hand. The majority of small businesses participating in this program are run by women. 

Contact us to learn more about how to support this important work!

Learn more about the other La Red members by visiting the La Red Website.




The German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has funded the World Environment Center Europe (WEC Europe) and the Institute for Sustainability to disseminate best practices in corporate sustainability.  The project’s goal is to collaborate with companies in Chile and Mexico, whose operations extend across Latin America, to discuss systematic sustainability management and the corresponding elements in existing frameworks. WEC has partnered with two leading organizations, APLE in Chile and CESPEDES in Mexico, to provide their on-the-ground knowledge and support to achieve project objectives.

WEC and its partners will release the full study results in March 2019.

Contact Frank Werner for more information.



The State Department Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs has funded the World Environment Center to promote environmental governance though improved practices and technologies in Morocco and Jordan.  The purpose of this initiative is to strengthen environmental governance that will lead to the adoption of improved environmental practices, technologies, and services, particularly in addressing air pollution, and water and waste management challenges.  WEC has partnered with EDI Consulting in Morocco and Water & Environment Centre/Cleaner Production Unit at the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan  to provide their on-the-ground knowledge and support to achieve project objectives.

Contact Gwen Davidow for more information on this important work.

Prior Programs

For over ten years, WEC has performed capacity building services in Latin America, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Northern Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our historical funding partners have included the U.S. State Department, Alcoa, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott Hotels, Shanghai General Motors, SGM Wuling, Walmart, The German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Nathan Associates and USAID. Link here for more information
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