Newmarket, , United Kingdom
Services Products - Services,
Proprietorship Firm Since 0
Rural Development Consultancy. Keith Virgo has over thirty years experience as a consultant in rural development in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Since 2001 he has been acting as a freelance consultant.
We are Provided following Services- -Freelance Consultant in Rural Development. -Extensive background of rural development and land use planning techniques for irrigation, agriculture, tree crops, soil conservation, salinity control and drainage, with emphasis on community-based, gender-sensitive programmes. -Over 13 years experience in senior management posts on rural development/livelihoods programmes, including acting as Local Development Consultant and UK Coordinator on the Koshi Hills Development Programme, Nepal (DFID 1987-93), TA Team Leader on the Doon Valley Watershed Management, India (EC 1992-01) & Consultancy Team Leader on the W India Rainfed Farming Project (DFID 1999 on-going). -Expertise in project co-ordination, management and operation of multi-discipline teams, including administration, technical and participatory planning, monitoring, impact evaluation and review; institutional development and liaison with funding agencies, government organisations and NGOs. Skilled in report writing and editing, newsletters and publicity materials and provision of relevant training. -Experience of agricultural planning, project identification, feasibility studies (Project Preparation Unit, GARPAD, Egypt 1984), Review Missions (EC Egypt 1999 & 2004; EC India 2002); Project Formulation (IFAD, India 2002) and Preparation (ADB, Afghanistan, 2005). -Experience on irrigation development, small-scale farming and settlement projects in N Africa, S Africa, Middle East and Thailand. -Practical understanding of technical and administrative procedures for TA projects, including Annual Work Plans & Budgets, PCM and Logical Frameworks. -Expertise in planning and facilitating workshops and conferences.
Pettets Farm, Great Bradley
Newmarket - CB8 9LU () United Kingdom