MDP2 Team

The Master Delivery Partner 2 is a consortium of nine firms drawn from the USA, Germany, Netherlands, UAE, and Kenya. Tetra Tech, Inc., a Denver, Colorado based engineering firm is the lead firm.

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Tetra Tech is a global leader in the city development sector providing innovative consulting services that support one of the fastest economic development priorities in emerging economies in Africa and Asia. The firm assists developers and governments to design and build cities that capitalize on economic benefits without jeopardizing long-term sustainability.

Tetra Tech understands the unique synergies and conflicts between local development, the environment and economic potential and have developed a range of customizable approaches that rely on the strengths of both businesses and governments to expand the range of public private partnership opportunities while maintaining or enhancing urban quality, benefits to people and GDP growth. The firm’s implementation skills and experience include master plan-level design, identifying and structuring financing for sustainable options to city- and project-scale construction management. Tetra Tech’s work helps both developers and governments find profitable, practical solutions to building the cities of tomorrow.

HR&A Advisors, Inc.

HR&A is an industry-leading real estate advisory, economic development, and public policy consulting firm. Working at the intersection of the public and private sectors since 1976, the firm is a trusted development advisor to government agencies and private developers alike. HR&A has led large-scale master planning efforts and provided advisory services across the world to established public economic development entities, public-private initiatives, and international private developers. HR&A brings expertise in creating value and developing strategies for financing, planning for adaptive reuse, and building consensus among disparate stakeholders in all levels of government.

HR&A approaches each assignment by focusing on how to achieve client goals in the context of the public sector’s priorities and the private sector’s motivations. This approach has allowed hundreds of public and private clients to transform public infrastructure, real estate and economic development concepts first into actionable plans, then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets. HR&A’s work is guided by creativity and vision, but grounded in market realities and pragmatism; the firm devises solutions that create value by maximizing public benefits and minimizing private investment risk.

Gauff Ingenieure

Established in 1958, Gauff is a German registered independent company of consulting engineers, ranked by ENR among the 100 most successful international design firms. Over the period of five decades, Gauff steadily increased its client base as a result of reliable professional services, the firm’s commitment to high-quality standards and completion of services in time and within specified budgets. Internationally financed projects have been successfully executed since 1965. Gauff was recently featured in the Diplomat East Africa.

Following the declaration of the company policy to execute projects close to the client, Gauff established regional offices and branch offices in more than 30 countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Since the 1968 establishment of the branch office in Nairobi, Gauff has employed more than 300 local professionals and has enhanced local technical skills. The employment and training of local professionals is one of the major objectives for Gauff’s activities in the world, and the company has trained more than 900 local staff in Africa.

OZ Architecture

Founded in 1964, OZ Architecture integrates projects, practices and client cultures. OZ provides a full range of architectural, planning and interior design services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. The company’s project experience includes urban planning and design, mixed-use and retail developments; multi-family and senior housing, as well as custom residences; the broad experience, varied disciplines and diverse backgrounds of its professionals to encourage innovation across corporate and multi-tenant offices; facilities for high-tech and medical/biomedical research; educational environments for pre-school, K-12 and higher education, manufacturing buildings; and civic buildings of all types.

OZ has earned hundreds of design awards for a wide variety of projects. Of special note is OZ’s recent and relevant master planning work in neighboring Rwanda, which received three prestigious national honors. In addition, OZ is recognized by several trade publications as one of the major design firms in the United States.

Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps governments and companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when “connected” to the previously “unconnected.”   At Cisco, customers come first.  An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.  The organization has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

At Konza, Cisco Consulting Services (CCS), part of the larger Cisco Global Services organization, provides end-to-end capabilities that mix strategy, business process transformation, and technology. This all-encompassing approach, combined with thought leadership and unique insights as the global leader in networking technology, positions cities like Konza to maximize return on their technology investments, while boosting their innovation, agility, and competitiveness.

Kounkuey Design Initiative

Kounkuey Design Initiative is an internationally recognized non-profit design firm, founded by Kenyans and other foreign nationals, specializing in sustainable planning, design, and engineering in emerging countries and communities. KDI believes that participatory planning and design are key to sustainable development. KDI works collaboratively with stakeholders from conception through implementation building on their ideas, enhancing them with technical knowledge and design innovation, and connecting them to extant resources.

In doing so, KDI creates low-cost, high impact built environments that strengthen five types of capital—human, social, financial, physical and natural—that are critical to the long-term health of a community. This dynamic approach to planning fosters environmental, economic, and social sustainability in every design. KDI has been honored for this innovation by numerous organizations including The Rockefeller Foundation, Ashoka Change Makers, Living Labs Global, and Echoing Green.

Scion Real

Scion Real is a Nairobi-based real estate and infrastructure transaction advisory firm focused on urban development projects in Africa. Under the firm’s current leadership, Scion has completed more than 20 assignments covering all phases of the investment management cycle; advised on, structured or financed projects worth over US $1B; secured funding commitments of over US $25M in project finance; maintained ongoing research, due diligence and structuring work for existing pipeline and key priority sectors (construction, infrastructure, ICT, financial services in urban areas).

Scion has provided advisory services to public and private sector clients, including strategic business planning, financial modeling, transaction structuring, and linking partners to opportunities using its African and global network.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) East Africa was established in May 2009 through a joint venture with ScanGroup. The firm provides experienced communications counsel for the East African region countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. H+K Strategies is part of WPP, the world’s largest communication services which provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services and public relations, among others.

In Kenya, H+K has a multi-cultural team with extensive experience of managing campaigns for regional and international clients for clients spanning financial services, technology, travel, FMCG, and public sectors as well as NGOs. H+K has earned multiple awards over the past 3 years, including: PRSK Excellence Awards for: Best Media Relations Campaign (and SEACOM 2009 and CCK SIM registration
2010); Public Sector Campaign of the year (Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission 2011); Best Event of the Year (Airtel Launch in 16 markets 2011); and Best Public Affairs Campaign (Anti Counterfeit Campaign Nokia 2011).

SCANAD

SCANAD Kenya LTD (SCANAD), established in 1982 in Kenya as a marketing and communication services company, has grown over the last 30 years to become the leader with a dominant market share in Kenya. It is the flagship company of ScanGroup Limited, which is the only marketing services company to be listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya since 2006. SCANAD has regional presence with offices in four East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and two offices in West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) with affiliates across the continent.

WPP, the world’s largest communication services group owns 33.61% shareholding within ScanGroup, and through its operating companies, the Group (WPP) provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; information, insight and consultancy; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing and specialist communications.