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Jose Juan Zorrilla Ph.D

Dr. Zorrilla has over twenty years of experience training, consulting and managing projects related to social development in Canada and Internationally. He specializes on assessing and managing social and cultural impacts of large infrastructure and natural resource extraction projects, such as oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and industrial development. He has extensive experience monitoring and supervising social management systems, conducting impact assessments, supporting resettlement projects and working with multi-stakeholder groups using participatory methodologies to incorporate community concerns in the development process.

As a consultant, Dr. Zorrilla has worked with a variety of institutions including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), National and Local Governments, private corporations, non-governmental organizations, universities and multi-national organizations such as the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NACEC), the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and the Regional Association of Oil and Natural Gas Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL). He has taught, lectured, and managed training programs at the community as well as the postsecondary levels for institutions and universities in Canada and Mexico.