Areas of Expertise


33 years of professional experience in administrative, financial and technical management of projects and programs mainly implemented in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe and covering distinct working areas such as housing, infrastructure, urban development, health, education, human rights, good governance, environment, microeconomics, renewable energy and various other social issues.

Project Management

Deep knowledge in project design, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as in administrative, technical and financial management and expertise of development projects (more than 300 projects in 60 countries). Wide experience in the application of European Commission rules and procedures in the framework of development projects

European Commission

DG Development, Europeaid (120 projects); BLOCK GRANT (15 projects); ECHO (2 projects); ALTENER (2 projects); Bilateral cooperation (4 projects); Democracy and Human Rights (1 project); LIFE (1 project). EUD Chad (23 projects)

Germany: Bred for the World – KATE (36 projects), Municipality of Stuttgart (1 project in Latin America), Misereor (1 programme)

France: Groupe de Recherches et d’Echanges Technologiques - GRET (2 projects)

The Netherlands: CORDAID (25 projects)

United Kingdom: Overseas Development Administration ODA (10 projects); States of Jersey (4 projects); Save the Children The Netherlands (2 projects); Charity Projects (5 projects); Tudor Trust (4 projects); Housing Associations (10 projects); Tear Fund (1 project)

Spain: La Caixa Foundation (5 projects); Municipality of Madrid (2 projects); Spanish Agency for International Cooperation-AECI (8 projects); Cives Mundi (5 projects); Municipality of Barcelona (18 projects); Municipality of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (1 project)

Projects implemented in:

Africa: Angola, Algeria, Burundi, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Kenia, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey

America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy

Appropriate Technologies

Research, experimentation, application and training of 23 construction technologies for low cost housing using mainly local materials.

Housing Projects

Architectural design, building systems, budgeting, technical specifications, construction and training of workers, technicians and professionals.

Software for Housing Projects

Design of financial modelling systems and budgeting systems for monitoring and control of low cost housing projects.


Methodology for Low-Cost Housing Construction Technologies", Oxford, U.K. 1994

"Information Systems for Low-Cost Housing Construction Technologies", Oxford, U.K. 1994

"Improving Housing through Community Self-Sufficiency", Oxford, U.K. 1994

"14 Inovações para produção de moradia de baixo custo", Fortaleza, Brazil. 1992

"Tecnologías apropiadas de construcción y posibilidades de prefabricación en Ecuador" Louvain la Neuve, Belgium. 1991(Spanish, French)