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Richard Alepa has a Masters of Science in Agriculture. He is a member of Australian Evaluation Society (AES6812). I have obtained Certification in Program for Rural Monitoring and Evaluation for Rural Development (PRiME) in 2019 from Centres for Learning Evaulation and Results (CLEAR) and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) in 2019. Richard has more than 5 years of research and development (R&D) related work experience on farming systems in the highlands of PNG. Further 5 years 3 months as an M&E and Knowledge Management Practitioner (Indiviudual Consultant). I'm currently employed as Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Managemnt Practitioner with Fresh Produce Development Agency for an IFAD financied Market for Village Farmers (MVF) project in Papua New Guinea. Formerly, I was empolyed as an M&E Practitioner (IC) with the Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP) - Coffee Component with Coffee Industry Cooperation funded by World Bank and IFAD. Both projects are jointly financied by Government of Papua New Guinea. My work with MVF and PPAP has involved in designing a user friendly and comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to keep track of project activities at output level to deliver outcomes and report impacts on the livelihood of the participating farmers for Coffee, Fresh Produce and Galip Nut Value Chain systems in the target project areas. The SOP design is systematically link to Management Information System (MIS). His interest areas are in farming system research & development, biometry (statistics), project management, participatory monitoring & evaluation and learning, Management Information System (MIS) and climate change & adaptation. I'm also excited to cross learn and share my experience about my work with other members.