EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY
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.
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.
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
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
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