About us

Projekt-Consult GmbH is a German consulting company specialised in implementing international cooperation projects in the field of responsible mining. Founded in 1979, Projekt-Consult has gained a unique experience in its core business area, responsible mining, which encompasses technical solutions, capacity building, and strategic advice on issues such as mineral governance, artisanal and small-scale mining or technical, environmental, and social dimensions of resource extraction.

Projekt-Consult has implemented technical assistance projects in more than 80 countries. Among the clients are leading development agencies, ministries, and public clients, such as the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), German International Cooperation (GIZ), or bilateral and multilateral donor institutions, such as the World Bank, Swiss SDC and SECO, DFID, United Nations, European Commission, and regional development banks.

In our projects and studies, we work in cooperation with stakeholders in government, the private sector, NGOs, and citizens’ groups: In the private sector we focus on producers and mineral traders, as well as on financing agents and suppliers of mining equipment. Partners from the civil society sector are foundations, associations, and umbrella organizations, as well as representatives of mining communities. Our partners in the public sector are mining and geology departments, environmental agencies, local and regional governments, and administrations.

In 2014, Projekt-Consult GmbH became a member of GFA Consulting Group – one of Europe’s leading international development firms.

How we work

Our main objective is the design and implementation of innovative approaches and international cooperation strategies. We apply these approaches and strategies in our projects in cooperation with donors, project partners and other stakeholders. At implementation level great importance is given to the transfer of professional knowledge and the active participation of the affected mining site or local groups, commencing from the early planning stages and continuing throughout the project until the final stage of follow-up assistance.

To support concrete and sustainable interventions we place great emphasis on the support of complementary actions at the political, legal, and institutional levels as well as on the strengthening of intermediary groups. Integral solution approaches are being developed and adapted according to the socio-economic, cultural, and ecological needs of the beneficiaries. In our projects we want to make mining more sustainable, whilst remaining viable. This includes the focus on options that create win-win situations combining economic benefits for the target groups with positive environmental and social effects.

Since August 2018, Projekt-Consult’s quality management system has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards. This acknowledges the company's excellent project management, which allows the company to react quickly to the complex and changing challenges of international cooperation while safeguarding a consistent high quality of services.