Este es el tercer evento de la serie de seminarios web del Programa SIRWASH (Agua, Saneamiento e Higiene Rural Sostenible e Innovadora). En él se presentarán ejemplos de iniciativas gubernamentales que refuerzan y dan prioridad al saneamiento rural. Este se deja de lado en muchos países, que suelen priorizar su voluntad política y sus inversiones hacia el abastecimiento urbano de agua. El evento será multilingüe, con traducción simultánea al EN, FR, PT y ES.
Ms. Priya John
Country Lead, One Drop Foundation India
Ms. John leads One Drop Foundation’s work in India. As the Country Lead, she oversees the management of the foundation’s projects in the country. Her focus is to co-develop, co-design and support the implementation of people-led water and sanitation projects. In her work, she seeks to unpack existing gender dynamics and social inequalities while looking for concrete ways to address them at the societal level. The core of her work lies at the intersection of art, community leadership and systems strengthening. Before joining One Drop, she worked as a programme manager and researcher in many organisations devoted to public health, rural energy, water, livelihoods and other developmental concerns. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Delhi University and a Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
Mr. Justus Rwetabula
Water and Sanitation Officer, African Development Bank
Mr. Rwetabula has been with the African Development Bank since 2018 and works as a Senior Water and Sanitation Officer in the Tanzania Office of the Bank. His major duties include managing the water and sanitation portfolio specifically in Tanzania, while also supporting other countries such as Rwanda. Mr. Rwetabula has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (1989, Tanzania), a Masters in Hydrology and Water Technology (1994, Belgium), and a PhD in Engineering, focused on water and water quality simulations (2007, Belgium). He also holds qualifications in Business Management, Environment and short courses on project management and procurement, Quality Management Systems, and others. His experience comprises positions as Planning and Water Engineer at the Regional Water Engineer’s Office (Mwanza Tanzania) from 1989-1995, Senior Planning and Construction Engineer at Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA), Managing Director at MWAUWASA (2007-2021), Director Coordinating the Water Sector Development Programme in Tanzania (2011-2013) & Director of Urban Water Supply at the Ministry of Water in Tanzania (2014-2017), and Water and Sanitation Consultant at the AfDB (2017-2018). He is experienced in managing Water and Sanitation projects & Water Resources Management, as well as GIS and water quality modelling.
Mr. Léo Heller
Leading Researcher, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Mr. Heller is the former UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation. He is the Leading Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and was previously a Full Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. He has a BA in civil engineering, a MSc in sanitary engineering and PhD in Epidemiology. He has extensive experience in teaching and researching in the fields of public policy and management, as well as environmental health related to water and sanitation. He has supervised more than 70 MSc and PhD candidates and has extensive experience in coordinating large interdisciplinary research groups. He is the author of 250 books, book chapters and journal articles, including the recent book “The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation”, published by Cambridge University Press.