Jorge holds an M.Sc. in Forestry with post-graduate studies in Development Aid and Soil Conservation, complemented with training in Climate Change; GIS; Environmental issues, Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and Result Based Management Planning (RBM). Jorge has 30 years of professional experience from Latin America, Africa and Europe in Natural Resources Management. He has working experience both in short and long term assignments, including consultancies, home office coordination and project direction (team leader and Chief Technical Advisor), covering areas such as: Rural Development; Community Based Natural Resource Management, Forestry and Integrated Land and Water Management.
Jorge is well familiar with different approaches to climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation in the rural development context. He has relevant experience in design and coordination of international training programmes on forest management and forest certification. Jorge has been subject-matter specialist in a large number of NRM assignments including feasibility studies, assessments, evaluation and project design. Jorge has vast experience in coordinating consultancy assignments, providing relevant technical backstopping support and applying quality management system in service delivery.