Markku Siltanen

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Profile

Natural resources and rural livelihoods specialist with particular emphasis on institutional strengthening and social issues, especially poverty reduction and gender. Specialist in organisational development, leadership, supervision and socio-metrics.

Education
· MSc (Forestry) University of Helsinki, Finland, 1983.
· Diploma in Education (University of Tampere, Kuru College of Forestry, Finland, 1994.
· Group Work Action Method Trainer, ongoing studies 2003-6, Helsinki Institute of Psychodrama.

Key Skills

· Organisational and leadership development & training.
· Supervision and management issues.
· Poverty Reduction theory and practise.
· Monitoring and Evaluation with participatory methods
· Participatory Design of Development Co-operation .
· Rural livelihoods & Natural Resources.
· Forest policy.
· Community-based Forest Management.
· Institutional Strengthening.
· Participatory Appraisal and Needs Assessment.

Languages


Finnish (mother tongue), English, Spanish, Portuguese,Swedish.


Employment Record
Years Description
2002 – to date Managing Director, Impact Consulting Oy Ltd.
Helsinki, Finland Assignments related to international development co-operation, organisational development and strategic planning.
1998-2002 Senior Consultant & Director for Latin American Unit
Assignments in short-term consulting, coordinating company development in rural development and natural resources, and supervision of the activities in Latin America. Finnconsult Oy. Helsinki, Finland.
1996-1997 Senior Consultant & Director for Latin American Unit
Short-term assignments in rural development and natural resources, as well as supervision of the activities in Latin America. Enso Forest Development Oy Ltd. Imatra, Finland.
1994-1996 International Project Coordinator
Supervision of all the activities of a large rural development project in Nicaragua. PRODEGA. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Boaco, Nicaragua.
1991-1993 Home Office Coordinator & Natural Resources Consultant Coordination and supervision of development co-operation projects of Metsähallitus. Vantaa, Finland.
1989-1991 Extension Adviser
Institutional strengthening and human resources development in Zanzibar Forest Department. Design of participatory planning systems and extension strategies. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Zanzibar, Tanzania.
1986-1989 Associate Professional Officer
in Small-scale Forest Industries and Reforestation Institutional
strengthening and human resources development of the staff of the Forest Departments in Puno and Cusco. Advisory services for the extension staff working with rural villages. Supervision of primary school education programmes. Peru. FAO of the UN.
1984-1986 Home office backstopper
Home office co-ordination of the preparation of the Development Plan for Forestry and Forest Industries for the State of Guerrero, Mexico. University of Helsinki. Finland and Mexico.

Country Experience
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Kosovo (Republic of Serbia and Montenegro), Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, Republic of Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam

Short-Term Experience
Country Dates Name and brief description of project
Nicaragua 11/2004 Team Leader Evaluate the development cooperation of the International Solidarity Foundation in Boaco in 1999-2003, and formulate recommendations for future co-operation.
Vietnam 8-9/2004 Expert in Forestry and Capacity Building Formulate the III Phase of the Quang Tri Rural Development Programme and write the Programme Document for the MFA.
Republic of Serbia and Montenegro 6/2004 Outsourced Forestry Adviser for the MFA. Participate in fact-finding mission for the Formulation of the FAO proposal for the Forest Sector Development Programme in Serbia.
South Africa 2-3/2004 Consultant in Capacity Building Participate in the Mid-term Review of the Environment and Sustainable Development Project in the North West Province, the MFA.
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
09-10/2003 Outsourced Forestry Adviser
To give recommendations for the phasing out of the programme and actions to be taken to reach maximum impact and sustainability of the programme achievements, especially from the point of view of poverty reduction.

Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua

2002 -
on-going
Outsourced Forestry Adviser
Central American Forestry Programme To provide advice to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in project related issues, supervision and management.
Peru 2002 –
on-going
Outsourced Forestry Adviser
DEVIDA project To provide advice to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in project related issued, supervision and management.
Finland 04/2003 Lecturer
To lecture about evaluation of development co-operation, to social workers working with drug addicts.
Vietnam 02-03/2003 Identification Mission Expert in Forestry and Natural Resources
To participate in the Team to prepare for the Government of Vietnam and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Guatemala 11-12/2002 Design Mission Team Leader
Mayan Bilingual Intercultural Project in Guatemala for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Mozambique 09-10/2002 Expert in Sector Wide Approach, Community forestry and Logical framework
To participate in a four-member Review Team of the Forest Management Project in Mozambique, for the Government of Mozambique and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Global 05-06/2002 Forestry & Environment Expert
To evaluate the feasibility and design of NGO forestry project proposals presented under the Tropical Forestry Budget Line of the EC.
Finland 03/2002 Panellist on Cross-cultural Issues
To participate in a panel for the students of intercultural studies of the University of Helsinki.

El Salvador
Guatemala Honduras
Nicaragua

01-02/2002 Review Team Leader
To lead the five-member review Team of the Central American Forestry Programme. To act as institutional strengthening, SME and forestry training expert, for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Kosovo
(FR of Yugoslavia)
09-10/2001 Evaluation Team Leader
To lead a two-member evaluation Team of the Finnish Human Rights Project in Kosovo. To act as institutional strengthening, leadership and project management expert, for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Finland 08/2000-07/2002 Outsourced Forestry Adviser
Preparing declarations, evaluations and short reports on issues related to natural resources. Appraising NGO and other project proposals. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Global 1996 –
to date
Expert in proposal writing on behalf of Impact Consulting,
Finnconsult and Enso Forest Development, writing of tens of project proposals for the WB, EU, NDF, IDB and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
El Salvador Guatemala Honduras
Nicaragua
09-10/1999 Forestry Consultant
Partiticipation in a mission to prepare a diagnosis about the situation of the forestry sector in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. EC.
Finland 02-04/1994 Lecturer
Series of lectures on participatory project design, state of the world environment and development co-operation. North Karelia Polytechnic.
Mexico 08-10/1993 Feasibility
S tudy Forestry Expert Participation in a mission to prepare a programme of high productivity tree nurseries. Secretary of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources. Mexico.
Peru 11-12/1992 Team Leader
Design of training courses in participatory design, implementation and evaluation of forestry projects.
Bolivia 11-12/1992 Team Leader
P reparation of a human resources development plan for the forestry sector of Peru and Bolivia.