About us


MACH Consulting is a Brussels based consulting firm specialized in EU-Africa and ACP-EU Relations, Development Cooperation, Project Management, Business and Communications.

MACH Consulting works with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors (Government agencies, Enterprises, Organizations and Leaders) and provides support in the performance of their public missions and businesses.

MACH Consulting supports and advises its clients in order to make their businesses more efficient, profitable and competitive, and brings a touch of excellence and innovation.  Moreover, we manage our client’s relationship with public authorities and private actors in Europe and Africa, in particular the European institutions, African countries, the African Union, the ACP Group, Enterprises, Citizens, the diaspora, the Media etc.

The work of MACH Consulting is based on a rigorous understanding of every client’s institutional and cultural context, economic environment and dynamics in their sectors.

MACH Consulting services add high value across the entire Policy and Business Process.

"Action is the foundational key to all success"


Pablo Picasso

OUR EXPERTISE


The expertise of MACH Consulting is founded on more than 10 years experience in the fields of international relations and development cooperation in Europe and Africa.

We have a wide network of institutional contacts and trusted partners covering all parts of society in Africa, Europe and the USA.

We have an unparalleled multicultural experience that provides the platform to offer tailored solutions based on the contextual and cultural components.


The method of MACH Consulting

MACH Consulting uses a sound scientific methodology based on bibliographic research, quantitative analysis, surveys, in-depth interviews and workshops on target groups in order to understand the “what”, “how” and “why”, and under what conditions.


ABOUT THE CEO

Marie Chantal Uwitonze is a Belgian citizen of Rwandan origin based in Brussels. She has more than 10 years of work experience with various leading International and European institutions. She worked as a Parliamentary Adviser at the European Parliament (2014-2016), a Deputy Assistant Secretary General at the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS) (2012-2013). She also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (2009), the Pan African Youth Union (PYU) (2007) and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2005-2007).

The work of Marie Chantal Uwitonze currently focuses on promoting access to decent work and entrepreneurship, innovative financing tools for the sustainable development agenda including diaspora remittances, domestic resources mobilization, the future of the ACP-EU relationship after 2020, Migration policy and Diaspora.

She is passionate about promoting excellence in public and private affairs and strengthening mutually beneficial relations between Europe and Africa. She has published numerous articles, working papers, policy briefs, and memos focused on EU-Africa Partnership as well as African national-level policy development. She is regularly cited in prominent print and broadcast outlets, doing interviews on all aspects of Development cooperation policy and its broader ramifications.

Marie Chantal Uwitonze founded the African Diaspora Network in Europe, an umbrella organization for African diaspora associations whose mission is to mobilize and engage Africans in the Diaspora in the development of the African continent.

Marie Chantal Uwitonze holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and an Advanced Master in Development, Environment and Society both obtained from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. She also graduated in International Law and Diplomacy from the National School of Administration of Algiers.

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“It always seems impossible until it is done.”


Nelson Mandela

WHAT WE DO


We bring excellence to your affairs and business

I Sectors


  • Design of Policies, objectives and strategies
  • Implementation of Policies, Programs and Projects
  • Monitoring and analysis of Policies
  • Project evaluation
  • Sectoral analysis
  • Competitiveness analysis
  • Short-term analysis
  • Building of international, regional and national networks

II AREAS OF ACTIVITY

  • Policy advice to leading businesses, governments, and institutions in Europe and Africa
  • Organization of advertising campaigns, conventions, inaugurations and fora for Public and Private Actors
  • Providing studies and recommendations on topical issues in the field of development cooperation such as the future of ACP-EU relations in the post-2020
  • Policy analysis and  collection of relevant data- including surveys and opinion polls- in order to provide substantive inputs to the decision-making process on key issues such as the management of natural resources, youth employment etc.
  • Facilitating contacts between African actors (Governmental Agencies, Enterprises, Embassies, Civil Society) and European actors (EU institutions, Member States, Private Companies).
  • Representing and serving clients’ interests to the European Union and Member States
  • Organization of meetings and press conferences for State Officials
  • Drafting of project proposals, identification of relevant stakeholders, providing advocacy strategies toward donors and ensuring strategic planning
  • Facilitating contacts between investors and institutions in Africa
  • Conducting trade negotiations for Companies and Institutions
  • Providing marketing and advertising strategy advice
  • Providing communications advice
  • Organization of political and business events
  • Organisation of Crowdfunding events
  • Organisation of Press conferences.
  • Promoting the brand image of African countries through Culture and Tourism (Nation Branding)
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  • Promoting African artists and their creations
  • Exhibition of art works and organization of fashion shows
  • Providing strategic communication tools different actors from businesses, governments, and institutions.
  • Helping public and private stakeholders to communicate in sensitive contexts and enable them to adapt their communication channels to meet the needs of their target audiences
  • Strategic mapping of present forces in order to enhance the influence and the image of the speaker
  • Speech writing and drafting of background notes on topical issues.
  • Biography Writing;
  • Presentation of Professional website
  • Management of social networks
  • Training in Business English
  • Training in trade negotiations
  • Training in public speaking;
  • Management of Media Relations
  • Providing tailored recruitment services

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”


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MACH Consulting
Avenue d’Auderghem 338/2
1040 Bruxelles

Business number : 0654981810

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