Ross Kidd

International Community Driven Development Training Consultant

Ross has over 40 years’ experience in capacity building and training. As a specialist he has extensive experience in rural water supply, hygiene, & sanitation, HIV/AIDS education, community driven development, gender and social inclusion, participatory training and project management.  He has worked in a number of countries including Angola, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Dominica, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Ross’ key skills include planning and implementation of capacity development and training systems, facilitation of participatory training workshops, training of trainers (TOT), production of user friendly training manuals, design and facilitation of participatory workshops, design of projects using a community management approach, use of participatory methods (CLTS, PRA/PLA, PHAST), design of behaviour change strategies for HIV/AIDS and health education, NGO capacity building and organisational development, project planning and management, strategic planning, policy reviews, desk studies, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), social research and training of field researchers. He has also written a manual and led training efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV and other marginalised populations.  Ross holds a Doctor of Education (Abt) and Masters in Adult Education.