Contributing to a better world
one community at a time

 Our Approach

“My passion for authentic regional identity and genuine prosperity started with my love of my country, its crafts and communities.”

Wafaa El-Osta

Founder Local2Global Solutions

 

 

Local2Global Solutions is a boutique consultancy – an atelier providing research and advisory services, and implementing sustainable development projects. We offer our services and expertise in the fields of sustainable tourism development and small and medium enterprise business growth. We work with governments, NGOs, not-for-profits, development agencies, and private businesses. 

We provide solutions using strategic approaches to generate long-term economic growthWe create participatory environments to build momentum amongst stakeholders, diagnosing problems and producing innovative sustainable solutions together. We believe in nurturing community-driven decision-making

At Local2Global Solutions, founder Wafaa El-Osta partners with outstanding specialized advisers to develop a team of experts to provide solutions in niche areas, based on client needs, .  

What We Do

Our Expertise 

Local2Global Solutions builds on years of expertise in multidisciplinary fields, including tourism and international development, dealing with emerging local and global issues. Recent projects have contributed to helping people unleash their potential and transform places to become more sustainable and livable.  

Recently in North America, we implemented a series of capacity building projects in three cities. This led to refugees transforming into a workforce and starting their own businesses and women starting or growing their businesses and partnering with financial institutions. In Latin America, we transformed a research project into a connection initiative. As a result, communities in marginalized mountain community in rural Costa Rica are generating income from sustainable tourism.  Our intervention has helped small and medium sized entrepreneurs become well connected to government programs and the private sector. Consequently, although private sector investors tempt the peoples to give up their land for projects that threaten local natural resources with water dams and pesticide dependent agriculture, communities have become empowered to find sustainable solutions. 

 

Resource Management & Workforce development

Identifying and assessing local resources, using an adaptable participatory approach to set conservation goals and to advance local and national initiatives.

Designing and implementing capacity building programs, scaling-up micro, small and medium enterprises, and maximizing their contribution to economic development and community well-being.

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Network, PARTNERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP Development

Creating and nourishing local networks that support the connections of small enterprises to their relative industry supply chain and therefore to markets.

Facilitating public and private partnerships to advance the implementation of sustainable tourism and mobility projects.

Developing decision-making frameworks to involve stakeholders (think tanks) and ensure an inclusive environment for productive dialogues.

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Branding, Promotion & Go-to-Market Planning

Branding and destination identity development.

Promotion campaign design and leadership.

Identification of niche target markets and specific go-to-market plans, for governments and private businesses. 

Testimonials

Wafaa introduced us to new initiatives and guided us with her passion.

“We are a private enterprise that specializes in organizing events and developing platforms dedicated to food, hospitality and tourism. For the last fourteen years, we have been working to support small social enterprises in rural areas- mostly led by women and youth- to connect them to the hospitality, travel, and tourism industry supply chain. This was largely made possible by Wafaa who introduced us to new initiatives and guided us with her passion and professionalism.” 

Joumana Damous Salame
Managing Partner Hospitality Services s.a.r.l.

Her ability to get people to talk and expressing their thoughts is one of her greatest talents.

“As the Lead Training Facilitator of Entrepreneurial Business Development for the FLOCK Initiative, Ms. El-Osta delivered a series of highly engaging and valuable workshops on the topics of Small Business Development. Her ability to get people to talk and expressing their thoughts is one of her greatest talents. In addition, the feedback from the participants, because of her facilitation, was overwhelmingly positive. She exceeded our expectations in terms of what was achieved by the participants as result of undergoing her training program.”

Kizzy Roy
Manager of Social Enterprise & Partnership
Working Women Community Centre

Wafaa’s mentorship allowed me to discover my forte and to cater to a very specific niche.

While I was starting up my micro enterprise of Phoenix Rising Studio’s Wafaa has given me ample guidance on branding through the development of a unique market position. But first, she provided insightful and accurate guidance in ideation and product development of my photography experiential packages. Lately, I had the chance to attend to a workshop session that Wafaa has organized in Costa Rica. It was an amazing experience to see Wafaa thriving in a new environment where she seemed well established and amiable by the participants who trusted her vision and admired her persistent work to empower them. Wafaa’s mentorship allowed me to discover my forte and to cater to a very specific niche.

Veronica Diaz Garduno
Phoenix Rising Studio

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Book a meeting today

Have an upcoming project? Use the calendar to book an appointment with the Local2Global Solutions team. Let’s empower communities, together. Call +1 647 522 6547