Blumont International (BI) delivers shelter, food and non-food humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons impacted by political crises. BI also specializes in providing sustainable solutions to communities facing the effects of climate change. With robust monitoring and evaluation systems, we ensure assistance is delivered to the vulnerable populations in a timely manner and employ mechanisms to learn from our activities to constantly improve our services. Blumont has 20 years of experience implementing programs covering capacity-building for local nongovernmental organizations, community mobilization, economic stabilization and strengthening local governance structures.
How We Operate
Working in complex global environments requires sophisticated, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions. We leverage best-in-class expertise to identify problems and design and manage practical solutions. Our teams have deep local knowledge, language proficiency and are well trained as project managers, including PMP certified managers. Our core values of integrity and stewardship ensure that we promise to deliver results on time, on scope and on budget.
UK Department for International Development
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
Other international organizations and foreign governments
Our key operating principles include excellence in project design, efficient and measureable project management and the effective use of innovative technology.
Carmenza Becerra is the acting Director of BI. She has over 28 years of international development experience working on projects for US development agencies including USAID, MCC, IDB and USTDA. Prior to joining Blumont, Carmenza held progressively senior roles at The Louis Berger Group, was the Director of US Government International Operations for CDM Smith and held the position of Deputy Chief Management Officer for Management Systems International. At Blumont she previously served as the Country Director in Colombia for seven years. She has extensive experience in program, personnel, and contract and grant management and specializes in resource procurement, grant negotiation, budgeting and reporting, grant tracking, project development, team-building and communication.
STRENGTHENING LOCAL GOVERNANCE – The Strengthening Governance Structures (SGS) program in Syria empowers local civic leaders to deliver more responsive and inclusive governance, focusing on provincial and local councils. The program ensures the councils regularly engage communities, have the ability to monitor and evaluate the quality of services they and technical directorates provide, and are able to coordinate support received from various donors. BI aids the councils in identifying and prioritizing service delivery gaps while building more integrated vertical linkages between the local and provincial levels. | DFID
CAPACITY BUILDING – The Community Cohesion in Duhok (CCD) program in Iraq improved social cohesion between 375 non-camp displaced persons and host communities. BI accomplished this through capacity-building initiatives for local NGOs and activities that enhanced dialogue, creative expression, peace-building and coexistence. | UNDP
REFUGEES & DISPLACED PERSONS – The Community Based Support to Refugees 3 (CBSR 3) program in Jordan manages Za’atari Camp, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world with 80,000 inhabitants, in addition to working with Syrian and non-Syrian refugees in urban settings, and directly serves vulnerable members of the Jordanian host community. The program aims to reach 300,000 individuals by improving access to primary healthcare, reproductive health and HIV services, improving access to services for persons with specific needs and strengthening community mobilization and self-management. | UNHCR
The Community Based Support Program VII (CBSP) in Yemen manages the United Refugee Centre and the Somali Community Centre and supports awareness and educational and livelihood initiatives. Through these two centers, BI provides monthly cash assistance to 4,800 vulnerable refugees based on UNHCR vulnerability criteria. | UNHCR
The Community Based Legal Assistance to Syrian Refugees (CBLASYR) program in Lebanon, throughout two phases, provided direct legal assistance and increased awareness on legal issues to refugees. The program also developed the capacity of local legal practitioners and organizations to actively participate in program activities and extend legal aid. | UNHCR
CLIMATE CHANGE – The Strengthening Community Resilience to Climatic Extremes (RIC4REC) program in Mali is assisting 264,000 Malians susceptible to the effects of climate change. The program aims to heighten awareness on climate change issues while building local capacity to lessen risks through a range of corrective and adaptive field activities with a focus on social cohesion, climate change adapted livelihoods, natural resource management and governance. | DFID