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Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc

Washington, United States
Joined June 2019

Our organization works i.a. to increase access to justice, strengthen justice sector institutions, and strengthen civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Carribean, Europe and Asia)

Presence in: Afghanistan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kosovo, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Serbia
Focus: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Traditional / Customary Justice

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) was established in 1973 by Vincent V. Checchi to promote social and economic development in developing and transitional countries around the world.  Since its inception, the company has completed more than 300 long-term contracts in a wide range of program areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, including projects in many fragile and post-conflict states. Today the company specializes in rule of law, anti-corruption, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

While the company’s practice areas have changed over the years, Vincent Checchi’s original vision continues to inspire and inform our work. We utilize a practical, results-oriented approach that emphasizes sustainable development, guided by our core values of integrity and commitment to excellence. Checchi staff members combine the technical expertise, depth of experience, cultural sensitivity and dedication needed to work effectively in some of the world’s most challenging development environments. Ultimately, we strive to improve people’s lives through outcomes that result in more just, stable and democratic societies.

Since launching one of the first international RoL practices in the late 1980s, Checchi has provided technical assistance and training to increase access to justice; improve court administration systems; strengthen justice sector institutions; support legislative and policy reform; improve judicial training and legal education; support security sector reform; strengthen civil society; and increase public awareness of justice sector reforms. The company has implemented anti-corruption projects focused on strengthening independent oversight institutions; improving the investigation and prosecution of corruption-related crimes; increasing government accountability and transparency; and promoting citizen participation and access to information.

People Associated With This Organization

Lury Taiwo Nkouessom

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc
Joined June 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Attorney Nkouessom is currently the Team Leader of the Access to Justice Component of the USAID Mali Justice Project (MJP) implemented by Checchi and Company Consulting.
Prior to joining MJP, he served as the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) Deputy Country Director for Program in the DRC managing a multimillion portfolio of 8 projects.
He previously served as ABA ROLI Country Director in Mali advising the government on transitional justice issues and working with communities and civil society organizations to establish truth-seeking mechanisms and contribute to reconciliation.
Atty. Nkouessom formerly led the Carter Center’s access to justice program in Liberia where he focused on strengthening traditional leaders’ dispute resolution capacity and promoting good governance through regular trainings and mentoring, as well as providing justice education and legal advisory services to marginalized communities through community-based paralegals. Previously, he worked as a Legal Advisor at the United Nations Mission in Liberia. He holds degrees in law and international relations. He also speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.
Lury Taiwo Nkouessom is the network champion (main point of contact) for Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.

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