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GMS - Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management
Project Monitoring and Evaluation in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Learning Program
7- 18 May 2012, Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Faculty and Resource Person Profiles
Mr. Randy Balaoro
Randy is an international lecturer/facilitator of project management workshops and at the same
time a project management practitioner. As a registered Civil Engineer, Randy has consistently
applied his knowledge and skills in project management on large industrial, property
development, and utilities projects for the past 22 years. He is a certified Project Management
Professional (PMP cert. no. 20088) by the Project Management Institute, the highly acclaimed
professional organization of project managers worldwide.
He graduated from Adamson University in 1987 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil
Engineering. In 1997, he completed his Masters in Management degree from the Asian Institute
of Management and in 2001, has completed all academic requirements except the dissertation
for the degree of Doctor of Management from the University of San Jose-Recoletos.
His previous employments include the Philippine National Oil Company – Energy Development
Corporation as Project-in-Charge for the Mindanao 1 Geothermal Project in Kidapawan, North
Cotabato. He was designated Project Management and Development Manager of MRC Allied
Industries, Inc. in its 2,300-hectare economic zone development in San Isidro, Leyte and
another 250-hectare in Naga, Cebu. First Philippine Balfour Beatty, Inc. appointed him, too, as
Project Manager in all its water-related projects and has successfully led the company towards
its ISO certification in 2001. In all of his professional undertakings, he was instrumental in the
establishment of the company’s project management system.
Working in partnership with the PMI Philippine Chapter since 2002, Randy is one of the principal
course designer and facilitator of the Project Management Diploma Course of Ateneo Graduate
School of Business – Center for Continuing Education. He is also part of the team that
designed and test-piloted the project management course for International Non Government
Organizations (NGO).
He has been or is currently retained as project management mentor/consultant to some
government, national and multinational companies such as Philippine National Police (PNP),
Department of National Defense-Armed Forces of the Philippines (DND-AFP), Department of
Education (DepEd), Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition - Sri Lanka, Asian Development Bank
(ADB), Intel Technologies Philippines, IBM Global Services, Trend Micro Philippines, Lowe
International, Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), EEI Corporation, RNFerrer and Associates (RNFA), and
CB Richard Ellis to name a few.
He is the President of BN ProjekTechnik Corporation, a company engaged in training,
consulting, and construction management of engineering projects such as island resort
developments, industrial complex, mid to high rise mix-use buildings, and call centers fit-out
Dr. Suchat Katima
Suchat Katima is the Director of Mekong Institute (MI), an intergovernmental training institution
with a mandate to promote regional development and cooperation in the Greater Mekong
Sunregion (GMS). Suchat earned his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Fergusson
College, Pune, India, a Master Degree in International Administration from School for
International Training, Vermont, U.S.A and a Doctorate Degree in Education Management from
Silliman University in the Philippines. He has been faculty of the Project Management learning
program organized by the Asian Development Bank –Phnom Penh Plan for Development
Management in partnership with MI since 2008.
Prior to joining the MI Suchat worked with the Mekong River Commission, an intergovernmental
river basin organization of the Lower Mekong Countries, for six years as Chief of Human
Resource Development and Regional Capacity Building Manager. His project management
experience included managing a large emergency and rehabilitation project of the U.S State
Department in Sudan, Africa (1984-1986), operating Border Relief Operations of the United
Nations on Thai-Cambodian border (1991-1993) and directing a USAID funded development
project in Cambodia (1993-996).
Suchat has been working in the GMS countries in areas related to regional development and
cooperation for over ten years. He specializes in designing and facilitating capacity building
programs in areas related to Project Management, Performance Management and Leadership.
More recently, he was commissioned by different development partners in the GMS like World
Bank, AusAID, InWEnt, GTZ, SIDA and UNDP on different missions in the GMS. Some of the
major assignments included:
a. Contracted by World Bank to assess the effectiveness of Capacity Building
activities of MRC Water Utilization Program and to revise and restructure WUP
Capacity Development Program and Communication Strategy. July – Dec. 06
b. Commissioned by MRC/AusAID to conducted end-of-project evaluation of Project:
Junior Riparian Professionals for Sustainable Human Resource Development and
formulated Phase two Project Proposal 2006 – 2010 – December 05 – January 06
c. Hired by GTZ to evaluate Phase I project and formulated phase II project proposal
on “Enhancing capacity of young riparian professionals in Integrated Watershed
Management 2005 – 2010 – May - August 2005
d. Designed and deliver a series of training programs on Project Management for
UNDP – Lao PDR 2005
Dr. Blesilda M. Calub
Bes Calub is a University Researcher and Affiliate Associate Professor at the Integrated
Farming Systems and Agricultural Extension Division (IFSAED), Agricultural Systems Cluster,
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). She serves as Program Leader of the
Sustainable Vegetable-based Livelihood Systems that contribute to rural development through
research and extension of productive, profitable and sustainable vegetable-based livelihood
systems. She is Project Leader of a Philippine-Japan Grant Assistance Program for
Underprivileged Farmers which promotes organic vegetable production and marketing to small
farmers. The project involves multi-stakeholder participation, training, organizational
strengthening and capability building for farmer organizations and local government units. At
UPLB, she teaches courses on farming systems and participatory methodologies in agricultural
systems research and extension to junior and senior undergraduate students.
Since 1984 she serves as research project leader or study leader in various aspects of hillyland
farming systems, sustainable alternatives to shifting cultivation; integrated watershed
management; agroforestry; multipurpose tree management; soil and water conservation,
domestication of indigenous fodder trees and crop-animal integrated farming systems. She
serves as resource person, facilitator or course coordinator in various local and international
training courses on the same topics.
Bes has worked in Germany, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Indonesia and
the Philippines. Some of the organizations she has worked with include:
1) InWEnt, Capacity Building International, Germany (formerly DSE, German Foundation
for International Development) since 1995 as trainer, facilitator or training coach in the
areas related to training and capability building in Participatory Methods in Poverty
Reduction; Managing Rural Organizations; Sustainable Natural Resource Management
and Rural Development.; As author of the “PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal)
guidebook; As technical adviser for multi-media productions on successful poverty
reduction programs among ethnic farmers in Northern Lao.
2) Lao-Swedish Upland Agriculture and Forestry Research Program (LSUAFRP) of the
National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Ministry of Agriculture,
Lao PDR in 2003-05, as Farming Systems Research and Extension (FSRE) Adviser.
3) Mekong Institute (MI) as training and workshop facilitator in MI’s in-house capability
building and strengthening programs and as visiting faculty to conduct selected training
courses and learning programs of MI.
4) International Atomic Energy Agency as Expert-on-Mission to evaluate an on-going onfarm and on-station research integrating agroforestry-based fodder tree production
systems for cattle and goats to increase livelihood opportunities among poor
communities in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
5) International Foundation for Science as lead researcher to evaluate indigenous and
naturalized fodder trees in the Philippines.
6) Winrock International Forestry/Fuelwood Research and Development Project to evaluate
multipurpose tress in integrated silvopastoral systems in marginal hilly areas.
From the UPLB, Bes obtained her bachelor degree Agriculture (major studies in Animal
Science), masters degree in Agronomy and Doctorate in Forestry with major studies in
Agroforestry and minor studies in Community Development and Watershed Management. She
has been faculty of the Project Management learning program organized by the Asian
Development Bank–Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management in partnership with MI
since 2008.
Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta
Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta earned his Master Degree from Delhi School of Economics,
University of Delhi and an additional Master of Science in Regional Development
Planning and Management from Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. He also holds an
advanced Diploma in Regional Development Planning from India. He is currently the
Program Manager, Trade& Investment Facilitation at Mekong Institute. Mr. Dutta has over 17
years of experience in private sector development in South and South East Asian countries.
Prior to joining at MI, he served as Research Director at Economic Institute of Cambodia and as
Advisor for a bilateral project of Governments of India and Cambodia on entrepreneurship and
small business development in Cambodia. His key areas of competencies are entrepreneurship,
SME development and Trade and Investment. He has designed and conducted several
capacity development programmes on entrepreneurship and SME development. He has
also provided consulting services to various agencies namely ADB, The World Bank, GTZ,
ITC, UNDP, IFC, ILO, USAID, IFAD, World Vision, Chemonics International, Government of
India in areas of Value chain studies, project impact assessment, investment feasibility,
enterprise development strategy, green technology, private sector innovations etc.