Rina Barba: Panama
Mrs. Barba is a psychologist and currently Director of the Scholarship Program of the National Association for Rural Youth (PANAJURU), a private non -profit foundation. One of her primary responsibilities is developing leadership programs for rural youth. Ms. Barba has spent most of her professional career working in human resource development including more than 13years in training, and human resource positions for the government of Panama. She has also been active in organizations concerned with women's issue and development and in particular increasing the political anticipation of women in Panama
She holds the degree of Licenciado in Psychology (1979) from the University of Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama.
Lawerence Donyuo: Ghana
Mr. Donyuo is a Senior Assistant Secretary with the Implementation and Monitoring Unit (IMU) of the Office of the Provisional National Defence Council, Government of Ghana. He serves as liaison with sectoral ministries and the ten regional Administrations and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of government policy decisions and recommending option strategies for achieving government policy objectives.
Dr. Donyuo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (l972) from the University of Ghana a Certificate in Management of Agricultural and Rural development (September-December 1985) from the University of Manchester and a post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (1975) from The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
Melik Safi Duyar: Turkey
Mr. Duyar is Training Center Manager for Turkish Iron and Steel Works in Iskenderun, one of the largest industrial establishments in Turkey. His responsibilities include assessing organizational training needs, determining training objectives and preparing budgets, designing and organizing training programs for over 15,000 employees refining organizational systems through training and supervising a staff of 97 employees in the Triaining Department.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1980) from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Cukurova University in Adana where he is also currently working towards a Ph.D degree in the same field.
Wadoud Abdel Rahman Fahmy: Egypt
Ms. Fahmy is Executive Production Director at Americana Advertising Agency, one of the leading advertising firms in Egypt. She is responsible for planning and presenting campaign proposals, conducting surveys, planning and preparing for video production, assisting in the development of creative concepts and campaign strategies and assisting in directing and editing commercials. She is interested in social marketing and the production of film and visual material that would aid in the planning and production of public campaigns.
Ms. Fahmy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (1981) from the American University in Cairo.
Angelo Felicissimo: Brazil
He is the Director of the Planning Area-Sao Paulo State Secretary of Health. Mr. Felicissimo has responsibilities in the implementation of Brazil's new health care system at the state level, particularly in project management issues (funding and administration). Prior to his present position, he worked for government agencies as Regional Hospital Director and State Coordinator for Health Promotion.
Mr. Felicissimo holds a Diploma de Medico (1970) from the Escola Paulista de Medecina in Sao Paulo and Master's degree in Business Administration with concentration in hospital administration and health systems 1988) from the Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo
Dejen Gashe: Ehtiopia
He is General Manager of Audit Services Corporation the largest and only government owned audit firm in Ethiopia. It is responsible for auditing and providing advising services to over 200 enterprises including Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Shipping Lines, and many other large state owned enterprises.
Mr. Gashe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting (1968) from Addis Ababa University. He also took courses in law from September 1971 through February 1974 from the same university.
Ramesh Goreeba: Mauritius
As a Production Manager of Bonair Knitwear Limned, one of Mauritius' largest textile export companies, Mr. Goreeba is responsible for managing a workforce of about 1700 production workers. He also holds a teaching position at the University of Mauritius where he lectures in the field of production and operations management.
Mr. Goreeba holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Production Engineering (1983) from Leeds Polytechnic and received a Certificate in Textile Technology (September-December (1986) under the UNIDO-Belgium Government Fellowship Program.
Rajen Habib Khwaja: India
Mr. Khwajo was Director of the Weaker Sections Housing Program and Managing Director of the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation of India. During his career he has worked mostly in the area of planning and implementing socio-economic growth programs directed towards the underprivileged sections in society. He also has considerable experience in disaster management being exposed to three natural calamities between 1977 and 1989.
Mr. Khwaja holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in History (1974) from the University of Delhi, New Delhi and a Master's of Arts degree in History (1978) from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
Luay Noel Lawrence: Iraq
Mr. Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Department of Information at the National Centre for Planning and Management Development, the central management consulting agency in Iraq. His main responsibilities include setting objectives, policies, plans and programs for management development in the areas of information and office automation and monitoring the implementation and follow up of the plans.
Mr. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (1972) from Al Hikma University in Baghdad and a Master of Public Administration degree (1984) from The Pennsylvania State University.
Asif Raza Rizvi: Pakistan
He is a Business Manager at Pakistan Oxygen Limited in Karachi, one of Pakistan's major private sector enterprises. He had general management responsibility for a business division which included the functions of marketing, manufacturing, sales, inventory and project management.
Mr. Rizvi holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree (1978) from the N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1980) from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Juan Francisco Samper: Colombia
He is a sociologist and is currently Director of the Center for Applied Community Studies (CECA), a non profit organization financially supported by Inter-American foundation of the United States involved in the development of programs for popular participation. He is responsible for designing and coordinating the "Program for Popular Participation" of the government's National Plan for Development. He is particularly interested in the relations between the training of the underprivileged population and its capacity to solve its own problems and to satisfy its prime necessities.
Mr. Samper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology (1972) from the Universidad Javeriana and a Certificate in Strategic Planning (1986) from Northern Illinois University. He also undertook studies in economics at the Universidad de los Andes from 1973 to1976.
Thiyagarajah Somasundaram: Sri Lanka
Mr. Somasundaram is the District Medical Officer for the Chavakachcheri District in the northern Sri Lanka peninsula. He supervises the public health needs of a population of about 125,000 and has responsibilities in the areas of public health administration, hospital management, patient care, medical-legal duties, health education, training programs for Para-medical staff, and health system surveys and research.
Mr. Somasundaram holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (1973) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Peerapol Sutthiwisessak: Thailand
Dr. Sutthiwisessak is Director of Khemaraj Hospital which serves rural people in the north east province of Ubonrajthanee. He is responsible for the administration of the hospital budget and 88 personnel; training, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs; and promoting village' health volunteers to work toward improving the health of their people.
Dr. Sutthiwisessak holds a Doctor in Medicine degree (l981) from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and a Certificate of Proficiency in General Practice (1985) from the Thai Medical Council, the highest degree held by a doctor in Thailand.