• About ME


    Valentino Shal is a Development Consultant trained at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. As an independent consultant he provides advice and services to IFIs, donor agencies, state agencies and NGOs. He provides expert services across multiple sectors including the environmental and social sectors. The aim of his work is to ensure a people-centered development in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.


    Valentino has partnered with various organizations to design and execute numerous projects across Belize all aimed at promoting growth and development of local communities.

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  • "Individuals live and operate in a world of institutions. Our opportunities and prospects depend crucially on what institutions exist and how they function."



    Amartya Sen

    Development as Freedom, 1999.


    I believe in providing excellent services to our clients by being on the forefront of my field.


    Management Plans for Protected Areas

    Business Plans for Protected Areas

    Social and Environmental Safeguards

    Social Impact Assessments


    Social Development

    Gender Mainstreaming

    Youth Development

    Indigenous Peoples

    Social Analysis

    Participatory Training

    Stakeholder Engagement


    Development Management

    Advocacy Planning

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    Project and Program Design

    Organizational Assessment

    Business Development

    Business Planning

    Marketing Strategy

    Cost Benefit Analysis

  • Projects

    Some of the projects I have work or currently working on

    Billy Barquedier National Park

    We developed and designed a Business Plan for this small but unique protected area located on the Hummingbird Highway, Belize.

    Turneffe Atoll Trust

    We prepared an Environmental and Economic Analysis of Improperly Regulated Tourism Development at the Turneffe Atoll

    Ya'axche Conservation Trust

    We recently concluded a project evaluation for an agroforestry project implemented by the Ya'axche Conservation Trust.

  • clients

    Some of the major clients I have provided consultancy services to

    Caribbean Development Bank

    Ministry of Human Development

    Worked with the Caribbean Development Bank to develop the Youth R.I.S.E Project for the Government of Belize. This USD$1.5 million is focused on youth development and citizen security.

    InterAmerican Development Bank

    Compete Caribbean

    Worked with the IDB under the Compete Caribbean Project to develop an Advocacy Plan for the Belize Shrimp Growers Association as part of their ASC Certification process.

    Save Our Heritage Campaign

    Advocacy Advisor

    Acted as Advocacy Advisor to WWF Belize on the campaign to protect the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and reinstate it on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

    Liaison and Coordinator

    Currently acts as Development Liaison Officer for Canada in Belize

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    Cayo District
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