Client: Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC), Rhodes University
African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) & The Lewis Foundation
Pinpoint was commissioned by the ELRC to lead the research on higher education and occupational trends relating to higher education supply e.g., students graduating, types of courses, relevant to the biodiversity fields. In addition Pinpoint co-ordinated a skills demand and gaps survey with sector stakeholders to evaluate progress regarding availability of suitable skills and individuals within the South Africa's biodiversity system.
Client: WWF South Africa
Pinpoint was contracted to undertake a streamlined evaluation of WWF-South Africa's Resource Smart Food Initiative. The aim of the review was to ascertain the achievements of intended ambitions, and recommendations for future work and/or strengthening. The evaluation assessed the programme against performance, focus, niche positioning for impact, viability and value to WWF national and international criteria.
Client: Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA)
Pinpoint is contracted by CHIETA to review and vet previously completed research reports. We draw on our research expertise to assess the reports for quality, methodology appropriateness and use, literature reviewed and analysis thereof, robustness of findings and recommendations, style and referencing. This provides CHIETA with a level of quality assurance for when they use the research to make informed decisions.
Client: WWF South AfricaPinpoint was commissioned by WWF South Africa to undertake a review of their Environmental Leaders Programme (ELP). The aim of the review was to provide an expert opinion and recommendations for the programme's future. The programme's performance, focus, niche positioning for impact, viability and value to WWF nationally and globally were assessed. A 4th generation evaluation approach was adopted, which included desktop research and engagement with key internal WWF South Africa staff and external experts.
Client: Mzabalazo Advisory Services
Funder: Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET)
Wits University's Centre for Researching Education & Labour
commissioned Pinpoint to undertake research to inform two case studies, as part
of a review of NSDS III. These included Research and innovation support, and
Programmes targeting youth. Research and interviews were undertaken to evaluate
the various research, education and training programmes supported by Sector
Client: Creating Sustainable Value (CSV)
Funder: The Jobs Fund / National Treasury
Pinpoint formed part of a team, led by Creating Sustainable Value (CSV), to undertake a mid-term evaluative review of the Department of Environmental Affairs' (DEA) Working for Water Eco-Furniture Programme. Pinpoint focused on alien invasive value-add industry opportunities.
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