Areas of expertise:
– Value chain development
– Rural development programme management and local governance
– Programme development and evaluation

Paul Sijssens is a specialist in rural development programme management and local governance and an experienced consultant in project formulation, review and evaluation. He holds an MSc of Wageningen University, where he graduated in tropical agriculture and development economics. He has got 20 years of experience in implementation and management of rural development and local governance projects. Paul Sijssens worked on long-term assignments for international NGOs as well as for the Netherlands bilateral aid agency (DGIS), mostly in East Africa.

Paul Sijssens is fully conversant with participatory methodologies and logical framework analysis. He has demonstrated sharp analytical skills, resulting in concise, but precise, reporting. Paul Sijssens has got good knowledge of regional situations and developments. Lived and worked in Africa for 15 years, of which 9 years in Tanzania and 5 years in Mozambique. He has excellent working knowledge of English, Portuguese and Swahili.