the NR group development professionals     
 

Introduction to
Members of theNRgroup

Group members are available for consulting work
in a wide range of specialist fields.

  Individuals may be contacted directly by email
 
Member's details:
There are also a number of Friends, or Associate members, who are currently engaged in longer term or other activities, or semi-retired, and may therefore not be currently available.
See the
List of Friends.
   
    For a listing by skills and expertise see the Group Skills page
  Note: This page uses JavaScript Geographic Experience of theNRgroup Members

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Roger Bancroft

CV

Roger Bancroft Roger Bancroft is a plant pathologist and has worked with plant diseases and physiological disorders for 30 years. His specialism is the post-harvest management of fresh horticultural produce (fruits, flowers, vegetables, spices, bulbs and root crops etc.) and agricultural crops (such as grains, cereals and oilseeds etc.) and the identification and amelioration of rots, moulds and quality defects that arise during their trading and marketing. He is often commissioned to: investigate the defective ripening of fruits or the cause of deterioration, spoilage and mycotoxin production in storage facilities, containers, reefer and ships’ cargoes etc.; undertake studies to determine weaknesses in supply chains; appraise post-harvest handling practices; quantify biological and economic losses, and prepare forensic expert witness reports and testimony. With over 20 years experience of teaching storage biology, pathology, physiology and post-harvest technology to a wide range of clients from producers, traders, extension staff, importers/exporters to university and PhD students, he is well placed to design and deliver bespoke training courses and prepare dissemination materials. Roger has been engaged in technology transfer, and research and development projects in the UK, the Caribbean and Africa. Most initiatives have involved the study and application of technical interventions and the modification of handling practices to reduce post-harvest losses. He has experience in all aspects of project realisation from conception and design to day-to-day management, reporting and evaluation. Inherent in all such projects has been capacity building of individuals, teams and resource groups.

Country Experience:
Algeria, Antigua, Barbados, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominica, Egypt, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom.

Lynne Barratt
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Lynne BarrattLynne is an environmental specialist with over 25 years experience of working in tropical environments throughout the world and specialising in marine projects in the Middle East. Projects have ranged from environmental impacts of coastal developments, public awareness projects, education projects and tourism master planning. She has also been involved in a number of projects in the Caribbean, South East Asia, South Asia and Africa, mostly associated with marine environmental management and planning. Since becoming independent she has focussed on the provision of short-term services to a variety of clients both in the private and government sectors. Although still specialising in marine issues, she has also been involved in more terrestrial projects including a number related to the tourism industry. She has worked fairly extensively for DFID in Africa looking at change management in the government sector using the provision of environmental services as an issues-based project to promote transparency and accountability in government. She is currently working on four projects in Bahrain, all concerned with environmental assessment, development of environmental management plans and the identification of compensation packages associated with major dredging and reclamation projects. She is also using environmental sustainability concepts to inform the master plan designs. She is also a project monitor and evaluator for the EU LIFE Environment and Nature Programmes. Country Experience:
Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Bahrain, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Estonia, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Montenegro, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, St Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UK, Yemen.

Ken Campbell
CV
On-Line CV
Ken CampbellAn environment, GIS and information system specialist with over 30 years experience. Takes a holistic viewpoint integrating environmental, social and economic information. Experienced in the design and maintenance of web-sites/CDs for information and project support, Environmental Assessment (EIA), information systems, GIS, remote sensing, protected area planning, and evaluation of research concepts and project proposals for international agencies. Activities have also included: analysis of illegal hunting / poaching in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania; Environment assessment of water supplies and hydropower in Indonesia and Kenya; GIS and National Park planning in Bosnia-Herzegovina; spatial analysis for contaminated land assessment in UK; CD toolboxes on Livestock in Development; adviser on knowledge management. Interests include Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and impacts of Peak Oil. Also involved in woodland management and monitoring of Hazel Dormouse populations. UK-based and currently available for home-based consultancies and reviews.

Country Experience:
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Zambia, UK.

Projects include:
Nairobi Water Supply Master Plan

 


Richard Chivers
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Richard ChiversRichard Chivers is a fishery scientist with wide experience of international fish products inspection standards; he has a full knowledge of EU fishery products legislation and has worked with numerous governments in the adaptation of their fish safety legislation to bring it up to the recognised standard for export to the EU. He is also very experienced in the practical application of food safety and quality management systems (e.g. BRC) and is a qualified trainer in both HACCP and food safety. He has worked throughout the UK developing the first national standards for the fishing industry and has acted as a trainer for a period of over 25 years, 12 of those in emerging economies. As a team player, Richard has excellent communication skills and engages well with colleagues and clients. Country Experience:
Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Norway, Palau, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda.

Jonathan Coulter

On-Line CV

Jonathan Coulter Jonathan has assisted over thirty developing countries in the development of agricultural value chains, making findings more widely available through public presentations and publications. He has worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa (anglo- franco- and luso-phone), Latin America and southern Asia, for clients including the World Bank group, EU, DFID, UNCTAD, FAO, CFC, USAID, AFD, Swiss, Dutch and Italian Cooperation, FINNIDA, TechnoServe, CARE and various consulting companies. He has advised on policies and tested approaches through practical initiatives to improve the performance of marketing systems. His main areas of expertise are: policies and practicalities of developing agricultural commodity markets in southern countries; the organisation of warehouse receipt systems and inventory credit (on which he is a leading authority); farmer access to input supplies, financial services and markets, through cooperation and/or contract farming, and; the economics of post-harvest crop handling. He has contributed to a range of policy and practitioner forums on: managing food price stability in low income countries; farmer cooperation in agricultural markets; value-chain development, and; agricultural trade finance. His educational background covers economics, business management and marketing, and he is experienced in the preparation, financial and economic appraisal, management and evaluation of projects. He speaks Spanish (bilingual), French (fluent) and Portuguese.  

Country Experience:
Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Ecuador, India, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Web Site:
www.jonathancoulter.co.uk

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Simon Eden-Green

CV

Simon Eden-GreenSimon has a background in plant pathology and crop protection. He has worked with developing countries for over thirty years and is a recognized authority on plant diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas, and their insect vectors. His experience includes winning, implementing and leading research and development projects (including pests and diseases of coconut, oil palm, clove, banana, maize, and the development of plant protection services); commissioning, monitoring and evaluating research led by others (as manager of a DFID Crop Protection Programme); and institutional development (as head of a UK research department). Whilst advocating strongly for role of research in reducing poverty, Simon also recognizes that knowledge alone will rarely provide a magic bullet. A range of developmental or facilitating processes are usually required to enable research outputs to improve livelihoods and achieve developmental impact. His interests lie in fostering and facilitating this process through promoting better awareness, participation and communication between researchers, policy makers and the constituents they serve.

Country Experience:
Belize, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA.


Nienke Eernisse

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Simon Eden-GreenNienke is a Geographic Information Systems specialist with 15 years experience of applying GIS to environmental, land and water management. She has worked on a diverse range of projects both in the private and public sector, involving (geo) database development, spatial analyses, web-mapping, map production and GIS support and training. For the past few years Nienke has been contracted by Kent County Council as GIS officer on a 3 year European funded project (Interreg IV: ARCH) assessing changing landcover and habitats in Kent and developing tools for Planning. With a large amount of data, new methodologies to establish, and participants all using GIS, this has proved a varied and interesting challenge. Before being contracted by Kent County Council, Nienke worked in the private sector primarily on water resources projects (watershed management plans, flood risk assessment), but also developing GIS for coastal zone management and a number of smaller contributions to engineering and environmental projects. During a 4 year posting in the USA, her focus shifted towards GIS for stormwater and asset management projects, and peer review, project evaluation and tender preparation. Prior to gaining a Masters in GIS Nienke enjoyed working for several years in the Eastern Caribbean as a team leader, gaining experience with data management techniques, data capture and hydrological/meteorological network management.

Country Experience:
Brazil, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, St. Lucia, the Netherlands, UK, USA.


Stéphane Flasse

CV: English
en Français

Stéphane FlasseTrained in agronomy and remote sensing, Stéphane has over 15 years experience in the interpretation and use of environmental information (inc. remote sensing and GIS) and its integration into a local context for improving decision-making. Stéphane thrives on understanding and linking end-user and sciences/technology, as well as building inter-disciplinary connexions. His experience covers project leadership, training, research, facilitation, consultancy and advisory in a variety of areas including forest fire management, disease vector/pest control, food security and agriculture (mostly in developing countries), and education in Europe. Enthusiastic, committed and multi-lingual, Stéphane likes team work.

Country Experience:
Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guyana, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Somalia, South Africa, Thailand.


Ian Grant

CV
Publications

Ian Grant An ecotoxicologist with 35 years (27 of those in developing countries) of environmental impact/ecosystem assessments of pesticides and other organic pollutants (PAHs and other petroleoum hydrocarbons) in soil and aquatic ecosystems. Skilled in the design and validation of ecological monitoring/ surveillance programmes, and in reviewing and amending intervention procedures/ programmes to minimise the hazards and risks to wildlife and ecosystems, particularly those involving area-wide control of pests and vectors of disease. Interested in the relationships between agricultural development and environmental impact, decision making and policy. Extensive field, project and research management experience. Consulting and advisory roles undertaken for government, development banks, donors and the private sector. Programme and project review, including environmental screening.

Country Experience:
Botswana, Brazil, Cameroun, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nicaragua, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Singapore, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

John Jackson

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John Jackson John has a lifetime's experience in ground breaking and pivotal roles in wildlife conservation, natural resources research and management, training and forestry in Argentina and the United Kingdom, with short term assignments in a wide range of other countries. As an Anglo-Argentine, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has worked with the IUCN, WWF International, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, Open University, Fauna and Flora International and the Royal Forestry Society and gazetted two new national parks in Argentina. A prolific author, he has published extensively in both English and Spanish, specialising lately in knowledge transfer material for outreaching services, websites and e-bulletins. Organising and leading group educational trips worldwide and working with stakeholders from all backgrounds with a common but apparently conflicting interest in a common, shared natural resources to obtain consensus and sustainable solutions are part of his multi-skilled portfolio.

Country Experience:
Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Malawi, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA.


Hannah Jaenicke

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Hannah JaenickeHannah is specialist in agrobiodiversity and related subjects, spanning agroforestry, horticulture, nutrition and health, plant propagation, product marketing and integrated rural development. She is a dynamic programme manager and team leader with more than 20 years professional experience in Africa and Asia. After starting as a plant researcher with a doctorate in tree physiology, she focussed on an international career in international development, concentrating on programme management in increasingly responsible positions, e.g. as Deputy Manager of the DFID Forestry Research Programme and, most recently, the Director of the International Centre for Underutilized Crops/Crops for the Future. She integrates academic and development expertise with a focus on alleviating hunger and poverty and improving livelihoods. She spent 10 years living in Africa and 4.5 in Asia, has great interest in the training and mentoring of younger people, and provides strategic leadership to R&D partners. She also has a keen eye for communication of research and development results to enhance impact at several levels and is experienced in proposal writing and evaluation as well as commissioning projects. She is the Vice-Chair of the Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences.

Country Experience:
Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Recipes for Success

Diversifying Income Options for Rural Communities

Entry points into a nutrition-sensitive agriculture

 


Carol Kerven

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Carol Kerven

Carol is a social anthropologist by training and a development socio-economist in practice. She has sought to straddle the line between field research on agricultural systems, and engaging in development implementation projects, in the conviction that development work should be better informed by scientific research. Carol began her career working for 6 years in Botswana, doing field work and then on a national survey of human migration and running a research network.  She became interested in extensive livestock systems in semi-arid regions and carried out field research on pastoralist household economies in western Sudan and in Somalia, interspersed with consultancies for USAID, World Bank, IFAD, EC, DANIDA, NORAD, OXFAM.  She then worked for 3 years on a farming systems research programme in Zambia, followed by research on pastoralism at Overseas Development Institute, London, in Mongolia and Namibia. In the mid 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Carol obtained grants for inter-disciplinary research on the impact of decollectivisation on pastoralists, livestock and rangelands in Central Asia.  For the past 15 years she has gained funding to work with Central Asian, European and American researchers and development specialists on the pastoralist systems of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and western China. Grants have been obtained from Aga Khan Foundation, UNDP, USAID, and DFID. In the past ten years, she has carried out consultancies on livestock-related issues in Africa and Asia for FAO, IFAD, EC, IUCN, IIED, USAID and Save the Children USA. Carol edited the journal Nomadic Peoples for 4 years and in 2009 started a new peer-reviewed journal Pastoralism- research, policy and practice, open access published online by Springer.

Country Experience:
Afghanistan, Botswana, Britain, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mongolia, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uganda,  Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Elizabeth Kiff

EU CV

Elizabeth KiffElizabeth Kiff is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience. She holds a masters in Agricultural Research and Development from the University of East Anglia and is currently studying for a masters in Environmental Strategy at Surrey University. She has expertise in project design and implementation; results-based management; monitoring and evaluation; research and research programme management; training and the communication of research outputs. Recent assignments include identification and implementation of sustainable farming systems in watershed management projects in India with DfID and FINNIDA in Vietnam. She has considerable experience of evaluations, reviews and impact assessments, such as mid-term reviews for the EU in Bhutan and Tajikistan, Country Programme Evaluations for IFAD (Sudan and Pakistan) and DfID (Nepal) and project evaluations in DPR Korea and Indonesia. With long-term overseas experience in the Philippines, Nepal, India and Ghana, she has particular experience of issues relating to farm intensification, crop-livestock interactions, crop diversification and the farm-forest interface.

Country Experience:
Bhutan, Ghana, India, Indonesia, North Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.


Catherine Mackenzie

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Catherine Mackenzie Catherine is a multi-disciplinary development specialist, with degrees in social anthropology, forestry and zoology. She has 30 years' experience in rural development and natural resources management, particularly the social dimensions (participatory and livelihoods approaches) of forestry and biodiversity conservation. Recent work has increasingly focused on climate change, including a review of Social Standards and Safeguards for REDD+ for USAID, evaluation of Norway's ICFI in Indonesia for Norad, preparation of Vietnam's REDD-Readiness PIN, planning for social dimensions of pioneering REDD+ projects, and backstopping CARE's community-based adaptation programme in Mozambique. Her recent participatory forest management inventory and planning work in Sierra Leone has resulted in the first two forest co-management agreements in that country. She has been involved in biodiversity conservation and protected areas management work for many years and in many countries: Ghana (bushmeat), Mongolia, Tibet, Guyana, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Tanzania, the Galapagos and the Caribbean. Her work on forest governance in Mozambique is well known, and she has worked on FLEGT preparation projects for the EU in Indonesia, and lately in Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa. In these assignments she applies core competencies in social/poverty/policy/institutional analysis, conflict resolution, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, research and teaching. She has experience in all phases of the project management cycle (identification, preparation, appraisal, management, technical advice, monitoring, and evaluation), working with World Bank, ADB, FAO, GEF, EU, DFID, Norad, USAID, DGIS, IUCN, WWF, FFI, SNV, CARE and others. An enthusiastic team worker and effective communicator, she has been team leader on several long-term participatory forestry projects. She is a scuba-diver, rides motorcycles and horses, has her PPL, and speaks very good Indonesian and Portuguese, functional French and Spanish and basic Vietnamese. Catherine is currently UK-based and only available for short-term consultancies.

Country Experience:
Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Kate Meadows

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On-Line CV

Kate Meadows Social Development Consultant, has over twenty years experience in social protection (social impact assessments) and social development (sustainable, socio-economic -community- development). Experience gained working worldwide (including 21 African countries; Anglophone and Francophone) with the United Nations, European Union, World Bank, DFID, African Governments, African and Asian Development Banks, NGOs, the corporate sector (transport, energy and mining), education establishments and the media. With a PhD in Social Analysis of Post Apartheid Community Development her skills developed include: Social Impact Assessments and socio-economic baselines for Resettlement Action Plans – using a community consultation/stakeholder empowerment and risks/benefits approach; CommunitySocial Development and Livelihoods Analysis focus on environment and rural development; Participatory Appraisal and Community Needs Assessments; Socio-economic and Community Analysis; Poverty, situation and policy analysis including stakeholder assessment, identification of interest groups, human rights issues and government and community liaison; Governance Assessment and Institutional Strengthening; Policy Advice for Poverty Reduction Strategies (mainstreaming gender and environmental issues); Teaching, training and capacity building - workshops and lectures as well as dissemination of information through radio, video, CD Rom and publications ranging from academic to public relations and policy guidelines for governments and multilateral organizations.

Country Experience:
Albania, Algeria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, China, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee, Iceland, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UK, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

May-2013: Currently in Azerbaijan

Alan Mills

CV

Alan MillsAlan is a geographer with 25 years experience of information management, natural resource management, biogeographical research and development. He is a specialist in development issues in small island developing states and shared information sources for cross-agency use, and is working currently in Africa, Caribbean, and South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He has extensive experience in knowledge management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), including use of Open Source, database design and execution, mapping and programming, analysis and in management of corporate scale GIS. Alan has a Masters degree in remote sensing and has worked with aerial photography, low and high-resolution satellite imagery. Interests include preserving value of existing assets through environmental management, coastal zone management, fisheries management, land use and its management. Also he uses GIS in enabling communities to have rights to land and resources through, land registration, property titling and physical planning; and for reducing vulnerability of communities and their resources for disaster risk reduction and emergency response to natural disasters, complex crises and pest control. Alan has worked for many years in knowledge transfer, has strong teaching skills and has trained personnel in GIS, remote sensing, programming and natural resource management.

Country Experience:
Anguilla, Argentina, Ascension Island, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Burundi, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Congo Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ghana, Italy (FAO), Guinea, Haiti, Côte d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Montserrat, Nepal, Netherlands, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Rachel Norman

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Rachel NormanA qualified M&E specialist with a PhD from Cranfield University in Monitoring Global Water and Sanitation, Rachel has over 15 years international development experience from donor engagement, proposal development, through to full project cycle management. The various roles have covered a range of clients, sectors and countries including those in post conflict and transitional governance. Assignments undertaken have involved performance monitoring, accompanying teams during project inception, mid-term and post-completion reviews. As operations manager Rachel has also maintained responsibilities for corporate and project quality assurance, budget preparations and quarterly reviews as well as cash-flow forecasts at corporate, project and programme level. Recent short-term assignments have included the preparation of a 5-year Strategic Plan for a newly emerging development company and as a researcher and writer for both public and private sector organisations covering review and synthesis of global frameworks and appropriate mechanisms for dissemination of monitoring and evaluation findings. Rachel has also provided project advisory support services such as contract management and audit query reviews. Her most recent assignment is as a researcher/writer in respect of fossil-fuel subsidy phase-out and reform across Europe. Rachel is a native English speaker and has developed strong communication skills during the last 20 years of educational and professional experience. Writing skills have been adapted to cover academic writing, corporate performance reporting as well as advocacy and newsletter material.

Country Experience:
Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, China, Gambia, Georgia, Kenya, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, USA


Sujit Patel

CV

Sujit PatelSujit has a rare combination skill set of being an analytical chemist and also an instrumentation scientist/engineer. He has over 20 years experience in the field of chromatography; used to analyse pesticides, industrial toxicology, formulate and testing animal feeds and has formulated and developed medical products for the pharmaceutical industry. He has been working as a consultant for the past 12 years, where he has aided laboratories with lab design, installation of equipment, validation services such as IQ, OQ/PV, RQ and planned maintenance visits, in addition to repairs on laboratory equipment. He has excellent working knowledge of cGLP, cGMP and ISO requirements coupled with excellent IT knowledge of HBIB, LAN interfaces. He has aided the EU, UNIDO and Trade Mark on various projects and has been a panel consultant for equipment procurement. He offers laboratory support and training courses on various aspects of laboratory functions.

Country Experience:
Kenya, Tanzania, Guyana, India, Bhutan, Rwanda, Burundi
and many European countries.

Peter Reid

CV

Wyn RichardsDr Peter Reid has been working in the field of rural development and natural resource management for over 30 years, and has specialised in livelihoods and climate change adaptation over the last 15 years. He has worked in Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  This included long-term residence for 6 years in Nigeria, 6 years in Zambia, 6 years in India and 6 years in Pakistan.  He has over 20 years of specialised technical experience in rural livelihoods, climate change adaptation and resilience.  He has wide experience in managing large rural development projects.  For over 15 years he has held the position of project manager or team leader for programmes in a wide range of countries in Africa and Asia. Peter worked for DFID as Senior Livelihoods Adviser for 10 years.  He has all the skills expected of senior civil servants in policy development, management and M&E, leadership, human resource development, communication, negotiation, reporting, budget administration and procurement.  This work included full management responsibility for a multi-million annual portfolio as Head of DFID India’s Rural Development Office, over a four year period.  Peter’s recent assignments have been as team leader for short term consultancy missions, much of this still for DFID, and his work is increasingly focussed on programmes that address climate change and rural resilience building.  He has recently completed an assignment for DFID leading a design team for a large climate change and disaster risk management programme in Bangladesh, with a major component of institutional strengthening for global climate finance. Peter has worked directly for many organisations over the course of his career, including DFID, the World Bank, the EU, the UN, and a number of other donor agencies. Country Experience:
Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, DR Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan and Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Wyn Richards

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Wyn RichardsWith a farming background, Wyn‘s approach to international development has a practical bias. He is a livestock systems specialist; he spent half of his 40 years in development in academia and research in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the UK. The other half has been spent in research management, largely for FAO, FAO/IAEA, DFID and the Wellcome Trust. He is currently an independent consultant, working under the tradename of Livestock Development Practice. He specialises in: i) communications - training/transforming ‘shelf-based’ information on agricultural/livestock technologies/practices/processes into potential innovation of relevance to smallholders and their associated value chains; and ii) providing added value on technical and procedures issues for project proposals in the agricultural research for development field. He convenes an annual meeting of the inter agency donor group (IADG) on livestock production and animal health research for development to promote greater global collaboration and coordination. Country Experience:
Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba; South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia; Ukraine, Belarus, Russian Federation, Albania; Jordan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka.

Paul Schoen

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Paul SchoenPaul Schoen is an economist and financial strategist with over 25 years of international experience in projects. He undertook various long and short-term assignments in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, and other parts of Asia (South, South East, and Far East), all regions of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and CIS States. He is experienced in monitoring and evaluation (including mid-term, terminal and ex-post evaluations), economic and financial analysis, project identification, project-preparation, and appraisal and cost-benefit analysis. Evaluations have also utilized tools such as multiplier effects (employment generation and gross margin analysis across sectors analysed) and value chain analysis. He has also prepared many Business Plans and conducts studies as well as business planning and SME support strategy and sector development. He has worked on design of sector support initiatives and strategies for sector change including trade, finance and investment options. He has undertaken missions for UNDP, EC, FAO, DFID, LuxDev, IFAD, SNV, USAID, World Bank and numerous private sector corporations. He operates often as Team Leader/Lead Advisor and consultant to industry either alone or as part of teams. He is also a Spanish and German speaker. He recently became a fully certified Lead Auditor in ISO 9001:2015 through BSI/IRCA.

Country Experience:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Liberia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, PNG, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, the Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia.

David Silverside

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On-Line CV

David SilversideDavid is a Senior Meat Technologist with over 30 years experience in the development of meat industries in less developed countries. He has experience of undertaking development projects while working alone or in multi-disciplinary teams on both long and short term assignments in UK and overseas. His key skills include: Feasibility studies, project identification, implementation, management and appraisal of the meat production industry in less developed countries; Advice on abattoir and other meat infrastructure design, rehabilitation and management, meat production and marketing, carcase classification and quality control; Training overseas personnel and drafting technical and consultative documents. He has experience in approx 50 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian subcontinent, the Far East and SE Asia.

Country Experience:
Antigua, Dominica, Bangladesh, Botswana,, British Virgin Islands, Burundi , Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana , Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montserrat, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Seychelles, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis , St Vincent, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Paul Symonds

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Paul SymondsPaul Symonds is a development specialist, primarily in the agriculture, conservation and natural resource management, livestock and rural development sectors. He has worked in a variety of cultures, climates and ecologies on a wide range of successful projects with progressively greater responsibility. For the last 28 years this has mainly been in Africa, helping people and communities improve livelihoods and manage natural resources. Projects and programmes have focused on full participatory analysis of the problems and challenges and developed solutions based on a multilevel response; from the provision of resources and training at the community level to local and regional infrastructure development and local and national policy and legislative review. In all programmes the traditional authority structure has been respected and the wishes of the client state or line ministry have been central. Most recently, he has contributed to the development of the EC resumption of aid to Sudan.

Country Experience:
Cameroon, Ghana, India, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

Richard Tapper

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Richard TapperRichard Tapper is Director of the Environment Business & Development Group, a consultancy that works with clients to enhance tourism’s economic performance, social benefits and environmental protection, and to make tourism more sustainable. His work covers mass tourism, community- and nature-based tourism and management of tourism in protected areas and heritage sites. Richard has 16 years experience in sustainable tourism, and over 20 years experience working on national and international environmental issues. He is an experienced project manager and strong communicator, and his clients include UNEP, UNESCO, UN World Tourism Organisation, the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI), the UK and German governments, IUCN and WWF.

Country Experience:
Belize, Cape Verde, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Slovakia, Turkey, Zimbabwe.

Colin Tingle

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Colin Tingle Colin has over 20 years experience in sustainability issues and environmental impact ecology related to development projects and programmes. From a background in biological control of insect pests, Colin has worked on biodiversity assessment (specialising in invertebrates), ecotoxicology, EIA, ecosystem services, ecological footprint analysis and ecological restoration. Increasingly, work has moved from applied research to policy advice with an emphasis on mainstreaming the environment into decision-making. He also has a strong interest in the human and social aspects of sustainable development. He has been a project manager and team leader; been involved in stakeholder consultation for development of policy guidelines on DDT use for tsetse fly control in Zimbabwe; provided policy advice to the Malagasy government, DFID and FAO on the environmental impact of locust control and worked on capacity building in ecotoxicology and ecological monitoring in a variety of countries. He has more recently been involved in policy advice on ecological and carbon footprinting at local government and regional government level in the UK. Colin also has teaching and training skills and experience. A native English speaker, with french to advanced level.

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Benin, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Senegal, Switzerland, Tanzania, UK, Zimbabwe.


Andy Ward

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Andy has spent much of his twenty years' experience addressing constraints to farmer adoption of knowledge to improve the impact of development projects. He has been working in innovation systems and value chains since his involvement in the DFID funded Research into Use programme. He subsequently further developed these skills within the CGIAR, both in management and in working on a CGIAR Research Progam. His background is in crop protection and international development which he combined as a manager in the DFID funded Crop Protection Programme from 1999-2006. Previous to this he worked for an NGO in Central Nigeria using participatory approaches with rural communities and conducting research for a PhD on cowpea pest management. He has lived in Africa for thirteen years (The Gambia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia). His expertise covers, agricultural development, participatory approaches, Monitoring and evaluation, facilitation, gender, capacity strengthening, innovation systems, communication and financial services.

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Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Ian Watson

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Ian WatsonIan Watson has over 30 years experience, overseas and UK, helping governments, people and businesses to benefit from the international trade in fish. He has been involved in the delivery of support services to facilitate the fish trade – food safety, business training, marketing, product development, handling and distribution. He has provided institutional strengthening and policy development for government, mainly to Competent Authorities with a focus on fishery product food safety and the application of EU regulations for Third Countries, including dealing with EU IUU requirements. He also has extensive experience of the ornamental fish trade focusing mainly on the role of the ornamental fish trade in supporting livelihoods and promoting the sustainability of ornamental aquatics. Ian has experience of project identification, development and management, including post-project evaluation. He is involved in a range of research, currently centred on the ornamental fish trade but has previously worked on institutional development for research and the coordination of international research projects.

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Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, India, Kiribati, Philippines, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, UK, Vietnam, W. Samoa, Zimbabwe.


Jim Williams

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Jim WilliamsJim Williams has 40 years’ experience working with people and institutions in developing countries, seeking to improve decision-making through better understanding and use of environmental knowledge. He has worked within a diverse range of development sectors, often addressing complex boundary issues linked by weather and climate sensitivities. With broad practical experience in development, Jim is equally at home on land - soil, plant water needs, agricultural management, vegetation status, fire, erosion, land use change - water - rainfall, evapo-transpiration, runoff and river flow, groundwater - and air -weather and climate, disaster early warning, remote sensing of environmental change. More recently, he has been engaged as consultant for a number of international organisations to assist with design of regional programmes for funding agreement and development of institutional strategies in the context of climate change. He has experience of working with many different clients and donors under a variety of situations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, and has managed research programmes and learnt French and a little Arabic, en route.

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Algeria, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Côte d'Ivoire, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua , Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania , The Gambia, Tunisia, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen Arab Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Sheila Willis

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Sheila WillisSheila is an Agricultural Entomologist with research and teaching experience in Entomology and Pest Management and 15 years experience in the development sector in the UK and Africa. Her early career focused on participatory research with smallholder farmers and pastoralists in East Africa, including research into beekeeping, sweet potato butterfly control, community-based tetse fly control and vectors of camel trypanosomiasis. Sheila has extensive experience in community mobilisation, communications, resource mobilisation and project development. Latterly Sheila has focused on pesticide management including pesticide registration and regulation, safer use of pesticides and integrated pest management.

Country Experience:
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, UK.


Nick Willoughby

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Nick WilloughbyNick is a senior manager of projects relating to the sustainability of aquatic resources, the environment and biodiversity. He has had over 40 years of experience working for a wide range of international donors in the planning, management and field operations of projects in tropical and temperate waters and wetlands. He has extensive experience of leading and co-ordinating international and national teams of development professionals, and in producing high quality reports on time. He has been particularly successful in recent years in turning around major projects at risk of failure under earlier management. He has undertaken long term residential work in Indonesia, Fiji, Malawi and Nigeria, and has worked for shorter periods in approximately 25 other countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Europe. His career has been initially as an independent consultant; then as the Fisheries and Coastal Zones Projects Manager for the Natural Resources Institute UK; and latterly as an independent consultant again.

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Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Denmark, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Pacific, Tanzania, Thailand, Tobago, Uganda, Zambia.



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