TAA CV - Mr Keith Virgo

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1941 TAA Member No: 954
Contact Address: Pettets Farm, Great Bradley, Newmarket, CB8 9LU, UK Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0) 1440 783413 Mobile Phone No: +44 (0) 7785258026
Email Address: consultancy@keithvirgo.com Personal Webpage: www.keithvirgo.com
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2015 Rural Development Specialist ADB Sri Lanka (UK Home-based) Eastern Province & North Central Province Roads project. Review, editing and finalising project completion report
2015 Rural Development Specialist ADB Sri Lanka Secondary Towns and Rural Community-based Water Supply & Sanitation Project. Project Completion Report
2014 Rural Development Specialist ADB Sri Lanka Conflict-Affected Region Emergency Project (CARE).
2013 Rural Development Specialist ADB Sri Lanka North East Community Restoration & Development Project NECORD (ADB Loan & Grant). Staff consultant preparing project completion report for three phases of 10 year project, on restoration of social and community infrastructure. Prepared with ADB regional mission staff
2012 Natural Resources Specialist ADB Sri Lanka Staff consultant preparing completion report for North East Coastal Community Development Project (ADB loan)
2004-present Director, Community-based tourism Village Ways Partnership Ltd India, Sri Lanka, Thailand Director of Community-based Responsible Tourism company (www.villageways.com) focused on holidays and improving livelihoods in village communities in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka & Kerala.
2011 Rural Development Specialist ADB Sri Lanka Staff Consultant preparing Completion Report for Aquatic Resources & Improvement Project
2010 Natural Resource Management ADB Sri Lanka Staff Consultant preparing Completion Report for Protected Area management & Wildlife Conservation Project.
2010 Impact Study Consultant DfID Nepal Member of DFID Phase I Mission for the Study of Long Term Impacts of Development Interventions in Koshi Hills.
2006 Natural Resources Management ADB Sri Lanka Staff Consultant preparing Completion Report for Upper Watersheds Project.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Project Management / Agriculture/ Ecotourism
Subsidiary fields: Development Planning; Eco-tourism; Institutions/Organisation; Land Evaluation/Land use Planning; Land Husbandry; PRA Techniques; Procurement; Project preparation/Appraisal; Publications/Publicity; Rural Development; Soil & Water Conservation; Training Needs; Village/Community Participation; Watershed Management; national parks & wildlife
Higher education: 1962 BSc Agri (Hons) Wye College, Univ. of London; 1964 MSc Soil Science, Univ. of Aberdeen; 1976 Diploma in Agric. Engineering, Silsoe College, University of Cranfield.
Countries worked in:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Barbados, China PR, Cote dIvoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zaire (Congo), Zimbabwe
Languages: English (mother tongue); French (good); Arabic (fair); Thai (fair); Hindi (basic)
Last Updated: 11/04/2018