Crispino Lobo, together with Fr. Hermann Bacher, co-founded WOTR. Currently he heads WOTR’s sister institution, the Sampada Trust, a microfinance and entrepreneurship development organisation. He was the program coordinator of the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) from 1992 till 2001. He led the development of the Capacity Building Program in the IGWDP (called the Participatory Operational Pedagogy – POP) and the Participatory Net Planning (PNP) which is now widely used in NABARD-funded projects and the national Integrated Watershed Development Program (IWMP). An alumnus of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India, and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, Crispino has five academic degrees covering the fields of philosophy, theology, psychology, economics and public administration.