Water, Environment and Business for Development
Joseph Runo Macharia

    Public Health Engineer with 10 years field experience.

    2014: MSc in Water and Waste Engineering, WEDC, Loughborough University
    2008: BSc (Hons) in Water and Environmental Engineering, Egerton University

    He has worked for the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru-Water Programme, Medair relief agency, Oxfam Great Britain and most recently for the Norwegian Refugee Council. He has been responsible for project implementation, budget monitoring and the evaluation of diverse WASH projects in a development context. As a water engineering consultant he was responsible for the design, the implementation and for capacity building of stakeholders for water projects. He has also assisted in the technical management of a Drought Management Initiative and WASH response targeting 200,000 beneficiaries with a budget of over US$ 750,000. He is currently responsible for the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene related activities in the Daadab Refugee camp (the World’s largest refugee camp). This includes water resource development, budget monitoring, staff management and capacity building of stakeholders.

    He is a specialist in:
    Designing culturally appropriate Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) strategies for implementation in long term development and emergency context.
    Carrying out capacity analysis and design and leading capacity building initiatives, for internal and external stakeholders.
    Developing context specific WASH indicators and designing a comprehensive PHE monitoring strategy and plan.

    His countries of experience are: Kenya, Tanzania and the South Sudan

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