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Mohamed Abu El Magd/Mark Ampah/Jean-Joseph Bellamy/Leslie Casely-Hayford/Philip Cox/Robert Lothian/

Mary Lynch/Gervase Odiko/Alfred Ojwang/Keith Ogilvie/Keith Philips/Miguel Salas/Gaye Thompson

MOHAMED ABU EL MAGD
Founder, International Consulting Bureau

Dr. Mohamed Abu-El-Magd is an international management consultant specializing in project design and delivery, applying the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach for project assessment, and monitoring & evaluation of development projects. He has over 20 years experience as a senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant with large multidisciplinary projects funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UNFPA, UNDP, British Aid, Dutch Aid and the European Union. He participated in developing a new program approach for monitoring and evaluating CIDA’s social and economic reform theme projects in Egypt. In addition he was the Senior M&E consultant to CIDA program in Egypt. He has extensive experience working on the program level as well as the project level. His experience includes all aspects of capacity building, institutional strengthening, monitoring & evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods, organizational development, and Results Based Management concepts with focus on cross cutting issues such as gender, environment and governance. He has long experience in monitoring and reporting on results for several development projects in Africa and Asia.
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MARK AMPAH
Senior Associate

Mark Ampah is a senior development professional specialised in SME support and monitoring and evaluation of sustainable economic growth programming in North America and sub-Saharan Africa. During the past 18 years, he has worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, first as the Project Manager (PM) for the Enterprise Support Services for Africa (ESSA), a project jointly funded by the IFC and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Mark later worked as an Operations Evaluation Officer/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-Sub Saharan Africa for the Africa Project Development Facility (APDF), a facility of the IFC. More recently, Mark worked as the Regional Head, Results Measurement Specialist for the Private Enterprise Partnership Africa (PEP Africa) for the Sub-Saharan Region and Senior Results Measurement Specialist for the Public Private Partnership Advisory Services Unit for IFC in Sub Saharan Africa. Prior to that he worked as an Executive Consultant with the George S May International Company, Chicago - providing consulting services to SMEs across Canada and as a Commercial Account Manager with the Toronto Dominion Bank, Canada. Mark has been associated with PSI for many years.
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JEAN-JOSEPH BELLAMY
Senior Associate

Jean-Joseph Bellamy has spent most of his professional life in international development. He started his career with a 2.5-year stay in Niger, West Africa as a volunteer some 33 years ago where he learned to speak Hausa and ride a camel! Using the volunteer network, Jean-Jo then crisscrossed North, West & Central Africa for about 1.5 years before getting his agricultural engineering degree. In 1984, Jean-Jo became the co-manager of a small French NGO ("Association Bois de Feu"), where he was in charge of domestic energy projects in West Africa. In 1987, he was offered a position as Technical Advisor to lead the establishment of a Domestic Energy Bureau in Niger, the first such institution in West Africa. Jean-Jo immigrated to Canada in 1988 and got his MBA from the University of Ottawa in 1991. He returned to international development working as a Senior Consultant coordinating large international projects until 1998, when he moved to Kingston, Jamaica where he was the Program Manager of ENACT, a capacity development in environment program funded by CIDA and the Government of Jamaica. Since 2005, he has worked as an independent Senior International Management Consultant, engaged primarily with UN organizations for projects and programs funded by the GEF and implemented by UNDP, UNEP, FAO and other UN Agencies. His career to date has taken him to over 40 developing countries. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) he provides consulting services to international development programs and projects focusing on environmental management frameworks and related capacity development needs. Jean-Jo has known the PSI team since 2005.
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LESLIE CASELY-HAYFORD
Founder, Associates for Change

Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford is the Director and Principal Consultant of Associates for Change (AfC), a research and consulting firm based in Ghana, West Africa. Dr Casely-Hayford has been conducting evaluations and research studies for the last 20 years across Africa and Asia. She has led several multi sectoral evaluations, programme design and research studies for governments, donors and civil society agencies in the south particularly across the education and social sectors. Her work has focussed on using mixed method, results based management and gender equity approaches. She has led large scale, cross cultural teams for WFP, DFID, USAID, CIDA along with several civil society partners including CARE, Action Aid, Concern, and CCFC. She has led several research studies on basic education, gender equity, social policy, decentralisation and public sector reform. Associates for Change and Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford have been associated with PSI for over 15 years.
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PHILIP COX
Executive Director, Plan:Net

Philip Cox specializes in performance management of international and Canadian social development. He applies participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation; and to training in results based planning, management and reporting. Since 1990, Phil has evaluated more than twenty-five separate projects in health, income generation, vocational training, water and sanitation, institutional strengthening and community development. Phil's approach is to engage project stakeholders as co-evaluators, rather than subjects. "The most successful evaluations allow people from many walks of life to exchange views in an environment of trust and in the knowledge that good reflection can lead to better results." Philip Cox and Plan:Net have been associated with PSI for over five years.
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ROBERT LOTHIAN
President, IRIS Environmental Systems

Rob Lothian BA, LLB is a consultant in policy and program analysis, specializing in environmental and natural resource management, environmental law, policy, and regulatory regimes, and institutional strengthening. He is the President of IRIS Environmental Systems Inc., a niche firm that has provided environmental management services domestically and internationally for over 25 years. This firm is also the junior partner of a First Nations Joint-Venture, Harmony Walkers Inc., operating in Western Canada for the past ten years. He is highly experienced in program and project design and implementation, evaluation, monitoring and performance measurement. He is well acquainted with international development issues, having begun his international career in the Canadian Foreign Service (Aid Stream) in the 1980s. In addition to his domestic experience in western and northern Canada, he has worked in over 25 countries providing expertise in environmental protection and management to private individuals, corporations, government agencies, and international development institutions by way of well-informed, science-based, reliable, creative and cost-effective solutions to environmental problems. PSI and IRIS have worked together for over 20 years.
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MARY LYNCH
Founder, MM Lynch Consultants International

Dr. Lynch is a senior consultant specializing in economic growth. Solid international experience in a broad spectrum of areas such as: assessing needs at the firm and farm level for improving operations including exporting potential; assessing the existing supply of financial and non-financial services available and designing methods to enhance services; reviewing technology needs and designing technology transfer programs; assessing the impact of the enabling environment on growth and enterprise performance; assessing and developing trade strategies; reviewing trade related technical assistance and capacity development support; analyzing trade and investment trends; undertaking market assessments including promotion of exports; developing alternative credit and financial schemes for supporting enterprise development; and supporting strategies for improving the competitiveness of the local economy.
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ALFRED OJWANG
Founder, Microde Consult

Mr. Alfred Ojwang is an experienced educationist, community trainer, evaluator, researcher, author and a capable manager with more than 30 years in community development and education. Mr. Alfred Ojwang worked as a curriculum and educational radio broadcast programmes developer during his employment with government. He participated in various research and mid-term review of education system in Kenya. As Programme Manager of an Education Programme with CARE Kenya, Mr. Alfred Ojwang provided leadership for the programme to achieve its mandate as an IEC material covering health, life skills and other topical issues for children in Kenyan schools. Mr. Ojwang and Microde Consult have been associated with PSI for over 15 years.
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GERVASE ODIKO
Founder, Microde Consult

Gervase Odiko has over 20 years experience in small enterprise development and micro finance sector in which he has gained both practical programme management and technical advisory service provision. Odiko has successfully carried out many consultancy assignments in Kenya and in neighbouring countries. The assignments have included, although are not limited to: programme evaluations and technical reviews, programme design including development of policies and service delivery procedures, training in business management, management of micro finance programmes and strategic planning. These consultancy assignments were commissioned by different international development agencies including CARE Somalia, SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation), MicroPED, CRS Sudan Program, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Somalia and Kenya Programmes, VSF Belgium (Southern Sudan), and Oxfam GB Southern Sudan Programme. Mr. Odiko and Microde Consult have been associated with PSI for over 15 years.
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KEITH OGILVIE
Senior Associate

Keith Ogilvie is a senior consultant with over 35 years of experience advising various departments of the Canadian government, international organizations and governments of other countries. For the last 25 years, Mr. Ogilvie has worked mainly in the fields of governance and economic development, much of it internationally, in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Middle East and Eastern Europe. He is an experienced project manager, including having taught IT Project Management at the Canada School and acting as Field manager for projects in governance capacity building and engagement of civil society in democratic processes in new democracies. He also held the position of Senior Advisor, International Relations in the Government of BC for 5 years. In his more recent consulting practice, Mr. Ogilvie has worked in all areas of development project and program management from planning to monitoring, review, evaluation and assessment of results using Results-Based Management techniques. He is experienced in multidonor, program-based/sectoral initiatives and with institutions working at regional level. He has carried out a variety of program and project evaluations, management audits and special studies including several program and project planning studies.
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KEITH PHILLIPS
CEO-President, QLBS.Com

Keith Phillips has spent the last 10 years building and deploying cloud based systems for monitoring evaluation and continuous improvement of organisations and communities. Prior to this he has an International Business career with Unilever, Gillette and Apple computers spanning Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Growing up in Zimbabwe and working in Africa, Middle East and India, he has in particular developed empathy for development and developing countries. It was with Apple as CEO of the UK and then as senior executive in the USA that he developed a passion for technology and how it will change the way we do development. Keith now has his own company QLBS (Quantum Leap beyond spreadsheets) that has built a cloud based platform for M&E. Deployments have included, community building across the Pacific, Skills Development in Tourism, Microfinance Organisational Assessment, Institutional Capacity Assessment in E Europe, Africa and China. Amongst other Heads of State he has advised Helen Clarke (UNDP) in Innovation when she was Prime Minister of NZ.
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Miguel Salas
Senior Associate

Mr. Salas has extensive senior experience in both national and international government and private sector organizations and has been an effective team member of a wide variety of major consulting projects, involving multi-million dollar programs. His field of expertise includes: corporate policy development and analysis; institutional capacity building; and private sector development. He has a high level of proficiency with all phases of the project management cycle, from project identification and design to project implementation and follow-up. His areas of expertise include the full range of program/project monitoring and evaluation techniques; program/project design, planning and implementation; institutional analysis; performance review and assessment; and risk assessment, priority, and exposure; able to conduct of operational and compliance audits of different type of organizations. Mr. Salas works in English, Spanish and French.
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GAYE THOMPSON
Managing Director at SCDS Consultoria em Desenvolvimento Social Lda

Dr. Thompson holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and has a broad experience of participatory programming and management systems particularly in the context of decentralisation, basic service provision and impacts in communities. She has comprehensive informal and formal research and survey experience in rural socio-cultural and economic change, resource use, social impact assessment, household security and access to services. She has designed, planned, managed and facilitated policy operationalization, strategic social assessment, social impact assessments, process and resettlement policy frameworks, resettlement action plans, community development plans, public participation plans, feasibility studies, has carried out various key energy sector social assessments starting with the strategic social impact assessment and mitigation and capacity development recommendations. She contributed to the electricity master plan produced for EDM in 2004 and the update in 2011-13. In 2005 she contributed to the transmission development study for UTIP, mainly in the assessment of social impacts and developing costing's for compensation along the alternative line routes. In 2008 she has participated in the social inputs to the energy generation master plan for Mozambique, in 2010 through to 2012 the ESIA and RPF for CESUL and since 2011, the social and resettlement components of ESIAs for new transmission lines in Gaza, Inhambane, Zambézia and Nampula. She has provided social development advisory and supervisory services for social monitoring and impact evaluation of women's employment and participation in the roads sector and of resettlement planning and implementation by the public and private sector in Mozambique.
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