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Project Manager and Rural Development Consultant

With more than 19 years of activity as rural development Project Manager and Consultant with experience with many different donors (with past experience as Country Director of three italian NGOs and Executive Director of a Brazilian civil society organization) and in many areas of development project (WASH, Agriculture, Territorial Development, Emergency, Traditional Populations), now I´m focusing my career on the consulting areas.

I have a large experience in the area of the implementation of agricultural projects, with focus on value chain analysis (mainly using PMCA) and improvement and a direct experience with valorization and processing of Amazonian forest products and of agroecologic/natural small farmers’ products.

I have an important experience in NGOs’ strategy devising, developed with Italian (working as Country Director for CESVI, COSPE and Oxfam Italia), Mozambican and Brazilian organizations.

About project and programme management, I have a large experience in writing, managing and monitoring project adopting the Logical Framework and Theory of Change approaches, such those funded by European Union funded projects or by Italian Cooperation (MAECI – AICS) and have an interesting experience with USAid and Brazilian public and private donors (FBB, Caritas, Banco da Amazonia, Cese, Fundaçao Casa etc.) funded projects

I´m highly experienced in the implementation of participatory assessments (RRA, PRA) with rural populations, also in complex settings, in the working out and management of multi sectorial plans of regional development and in dealing with Local Authorities in the implementation of development projects.