Capacity Development Specialist
Kathleen Jovellanos has 13 years of experience in capacity building, local governance and project management.
As CDIA’s Capacity Development Specialist, she oversees the implementation of CDIA’s capacity development strategy, and supports our development experts to build the capacities of our partner cities in infrastructure project preparation and implementation.
Kathleen has worked with local, regional and national governments in the Philippines. Before joining CDIA, she served as Training Specialist for the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines and the Department of Finance’s World Bank-assisted Local Government Finance and Development Project.
Her exposure to a diverse mix of development projects has enabled her to gain expertise in the areas of capacity development, public-private partnership, knowledge management and policy evaluation. It also gave her a better understanding of working with project stakeholders, including project beneficiaries, implementers and funders, to ensure successful project implementation.