Tim Johnsen, Managing Director, Eagle Scientific 

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Developing human resources to strengthen economies

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When it comes to development projects, even the most apparently straightforward procurement can be rife with complexities. Specifications are often ambiguous, inappropriate or poorly defined, budgets often neglect maintenance and the availability of consumables, and aftersales care overwhelmingly assumes functioning infrastructure and qualified, experienced staff.

 

The fruits of these mistakes can be seen all over the developing world: equipment out of order because there are no spares, expensive items sitting in unopened boxes because they lack key components, or untrained technicians afraid to touch equipment for fear of “breaking it”.

 

All of these issues can be avoided by a simple combination: technical expertise and local knowledge. Eagle Scientific Ltd has more than 40 years of experience dealing with some of the world’s most remote and precarious regions. We have performed projects throughout Africa, from the Niger delta in Nigeria to disputed territories in Somalia, and we know the risks and challenges these environments can bring. Our technical expertise is also as deep as it is broad: our company includes former research scientists, production managers and chartered engineers, with more than 300 years combined experience of development projects.

 

Managing Director, Tim Johnsen, says “When these projects are done right, they can transform economies. Nothing makes me prouder than visiting a hospital or vocational training school we have supplied and seeing our equipment in action, or meeting young people who tell me how our equipment was a springboard for their success”. 

 

The developing world is facing unprecedented challenges from growing populations and diminishing resources, and ultimately the solution from these challenges must come from within. Making sure that these countries can call upon a well-trained, healthy workforce is by far the best way we can help that to happen.


For more information, please visit eagle-scientific.co.uk

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