Crispino Lobo

An alumnus of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India, and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, Crispino has five academic degrees covering the fields of philosophy, theology, psychology, economics and public administration. He is well-known in development circles for his knowledge and achievements in the fields of natural resource management, participatory watershed development and integrated water resources management. He was the Program Coordinator of the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) from 1992 till 2001. He led the development of the Capacity Building Program in the IGWDP (called the Participatory Operational Pedagogy – POP) and the Participatory Net Planning (PNP) which is now widely used in NABARD-funded projects and the national Integrated Watershed Development Program (IWMP). Together with Fr. Hermann Bacher, he co-founded WOTR. Currently he heads WOTR’s sister institution, the Sampada Trust, a microfinance and entrepreneurship development organisation.