Joel is Manager of the Jobs for Peace and Resilience Programme Training Programme (JPR) in the ITCILO. Joel has been responsible in the ITCILO for the design, management and delivering of capacity development programmes including missions to: Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Philippines, India and Afghanistan.
Before joining the ITCILO, Joel has been working for Dutch development and international cooperation agencies, on economic development, inclusive business and market systems development in Central and South America (based in Nicaragua and Bolivia). He has extensive and practical experience of project implementation in pro-poor value chain development with a focus on the rural economy and agricultural value chains, tourism and renewable energy. His working experience also includes providing technical advice and counselling to public and private organizations at local, meso and national level.
Joel holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Impact Assessment from the University of Aberystwyth in Wales, a Postgraduate Diploma in Development and Management and a degree in Chemical Engineering.