WAP Consulting Group is a consulting firm dedicated to international development cooperation and social intervention projects, which specializes in regional development, innovation and project management. Our aim is to be recognized as innovators in international cooperation, providing ideas for change, working with strategic clients on capacity building, training, program design, the development of tools and methodologies, as well as knowledge management and problem solving.
With the goal of creating a more equitable and sustainable world, we offer consulting services and technical assistance for implementing and managing various types of projects, supporting and collaborating with public institutions, international bodies, companies, universities and organizations from civil society in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Given our practical experience at the international, national and local levels, our specific role is to act as a bridge between theory and practice, adding value in the process.
After more than 15 years working at various international NGOs in more than 20 countries, WAP Consulting Group was created because of the founding partners' desire to contribute their experience and the lessons learned in the field of international cooperation and social intervention to improve the lives of people by helping to develop their skills and creating opportunities for them to be used.
María Sánchez de Toca Redondo
María has a degree in psychology and extensive training in international cooperation and social intervention with more than 20 years' experience in both fields. In the field of social intervention she has done work related to older people, children, immigration and drug addiction. In the international cooperation sector she has worked for various national and international organizations as a project manager, country field representative, manager of the audit unit and management control and as a manager of internship and volunteering programs. She has done work related to the identification, creation, monitoring and technical and economic justification of projects, programs and agreements for various public and private funders, particularly in the fields of education, professional training and economic development. She has also participated in staff selection and training processes, the design of training material, tutorials and case studies. She specializes in economic management and is well versed in the management and justification procedures for grants received from national and international donors.
She has professional experience in Spain, Argentina, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine, the Dominican Republic, Peru and the Philippines.
Rodrigo Hormazábal Lama
Rodrigo is an economist with a Master's Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation from the Universita’ degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata and more than 12 years' experience in the field. He has worked with cooperation agencies such as the GIZ and various international NGOs as a country field representative and project director. He specializes in private sector development, rural development and decentralization and development of the public sector. He has done work related to strengthening public-private partnerships, developing and promoting clusters, analysis of value chains, identification, design, monitoring and evaluation of local development projects, participatory planning and various methodologies to drive and develop local economies. He has also developed and implemented skill-based staff selection and training models, as well as teaching activities.
He has professional experience in Spain, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines.