The Quadra Group believes significant opportunities exist to meet the world’s energy needs by identifying and developing high potential, low risk oil and gas projects in established hydrocarbon basins in which larger companies are less active. This strategy has yielded impressive results in Western Canada, West Africa and East Africa.
The Quadra Group currently participates in the energy sector through Orca Exploration Group Inc. Orca is currently engaged in natural gas development, production and distribution in Tanzania and has farmed in on two oil exploration plays in Italy. See Orca’s most recent Financial Report (2012 Q3 report).
The Quadra Group is developing innovative partnerships to create and distribute quality media to encourage individuals to better appreciate and become more engaged with our world.
To expand the range of quality programming available to UK viewers Quadra Group has formed a unique partnership with the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to launch a new high quality educational and entertainment channel in the UK.
PBS UK was launched 01 November 2011 and is available on British Sky Broadcasting Group and Virgin Media. Programming will be supplied by the U.S. PBS which is the most prominent provider of television programs to U.S. public television stations.
"In the launch of PBS UK our Quadra Group is making an investment to bring a new high quality North American educational and entertainment resource available to millions of UK viewers. Quadra Group is investing in the creation of the PBS UK, confident that this startup funding will help the channel become a long-term self-sustaining operation. We are very excited about the enormous potential that PBS UK provides to raise the bar for television viewers – and particularly young people," said W. David Lyons Founder and Chairman of the Quadra Group.
Hidden Journeys Project
The Quadra Group is proud to have partnered with the Royal Geographic Society onHidden Journeys, an exciting media project that allows airplane travellers to learn about the cultures, histories and geographies that lie beneath their flight path. For example, on a flight from London to Johannesburg Hidden Journeys informs viewers about the contrasts in wealth, isolation and political stability between some of the richest and poorest countries on the planet. This Quadra Group partnership with the Royal Geographic Society gives airplane travellers access to the world's best geographical information, collections of maps, atlases, and images of artefacts and art from around the world.
The Quadra Foundation
The Quadra Foundation is a separate not-for-profit entity within the Quadra Group. The Quadra Foundation believes in helping communities to build self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. It sees the potential to link local entrepreneurs with strategic capital for the purpose of improving living conditions and strengthening local communities. The foundation’s current focus is East Africa.The Quadra Group and the Quadra Foundation do not accept unsolicited requests for funding.
The Acumen Fund
The Quadra Foundation has entered into a joint venture with the Acumen Fund to invest in social and physical infrastructure in Tanzania. This partnership will build on successful programs implemented in Africa over the past six years by Orca Exploration Group Inc. and its Tanzanian operating subsidiary, Pan-African Energy The projects are located in rural areas of Tanzania and include water supply, power generation, education and healthcare.
Based in New York, the Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to address the problem of global poverty.