MWA Team

Global Team Members

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Keith Wright
Executive Director
Keith Wright joined the Millennium Water Alliance as Executive Director in 2018. Mr. Wright brings a track record of leadership and innovation to the...

...challenge of global WASH access.  Mr. Wright has more than 25 years of strategic and operational leadership of complex humanitarian and business enterprises in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Latin America. His experience includes serving as president of Food for the Hungry, Inc, filling national and regional operational leadership roles in Africa, launching an innovative business to accelerate business solutions to poverty, and governance leadership in one of East Africa’s leading financial institutions. He earned a M.Sc. degree in economic development from Eastern University and a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington.

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John D. Sparks
Director of Advocacy & Communications
John D. Sparks joined MWA in 2010 as the organization's first Director of Advocacy and Communications. Mr. Sparks has more than...

...25 years of experience in Washington and New York in legislative lobbying, coalition building, public policy, media relations, and nonprofit leadership. Prior to MWA, he was Director of Campaign Finance Reform at the public interest group Common Cause, and previously was Vice President for Government and Public Affairs at the American Symphony Orchestra League, the national association for orchestras.  Previous assignments include senior lobbying and coalition building positions at two public affairs firms in Washington DC where he worked on regulatory and legislative issues in transportation, energy, and human rights;  two national advocacy coalitions in the nonprofit sector; press secretary for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives; and professional positions in several Congressional campaigns and two Presidential campaigns. Some of them were even successful.

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Jason Lopez
Deputy Director
Jason Lopez joined MWA in September 2022 as Deputy Director. Mr. Lopez has worked in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) since 2009...

...implementing programs and working as a technical advisor in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, in both development and emergency contexts. Previously, Mr. Lopez managed and oversaw the construction of medical facilities and served in the United States Peace Corps in Peru as a WASH volunteer. He received his master’s degree in Global Environmental Health from the George Washington University. Mr. Lopez then went on to work in Liberia with Oxfam developing innovative public-private partnerships for the operation and maintenance of public latrines and water systems. Later, working at Catholic Relief Services, Mr. Lopez led the establishment of a WASH response for refugees in Uganda and worked in Laos and Tanzania on WASH for Nutrition and Education. Most recently, Mr. Lopez worked as a technical advisor with Save the Children in WASH and infection prevention and control in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Guatemala and WASH for Nutrition in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

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Violet Moenga
Global Finance Director
Violet Moenga was appointed Global Finance Director for MWA in January 2021 after nearly 15 years as Finance and Administration Manager...

...for MWA Kenya.  She joined MWA in August 2005 as the finance manager for the first MWA USAID-funded program in Kenya. Previously, she worked for World Vision Kenya. She is a certified public accountant. Ms. Moenga received her undergraduate degree from Kenyatta University and her accounting degree from Strathmore University.

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Allan E. Elvir
Senior Legal Consultant
Allan Elvir joined Millennium Water Alliance in April 2011. He has 15+ years of professional legal experience working for the public and...

...private sectors in the U.S., Latin America, and Africa regions. Some of his previous professional experiences are working as a Clerk for the Supreme Court of Honduras, Corporate Associate for the Central American law firm Lexincorp, and Commercial Counselor for the Embassy of Honduras in Washington, D.C. Elvir holds a law degree (LLB) from the National University of Honduras, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and two Masters of Laws (LLM in International Legal Studies/Business and LLM in Law & Government) from American University – Washington College of Law. Elvir is admitted to practice law in Washington D.C., New York, and Honduras.

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Jacinta Nyambura
Global Partnerships and Programs Officer
Jacinta is a force for good and she joins Millennium Water Alliance as the Global Partnerships and and Programs Officer.

...Jacinta is a regional multidisciplinary professional with over 17 years in technical, strategic and leadership of complex development, humanitarian and emergency response programs, as well as the corporate sector.

Prior to joining MWA, Jacinta was the Director of Strategic Partnerships at GivePower. Jacinta embodies a rare blend of dynamism in strategic acumen and operational excellence. She has extensive experience in policy influencing and in mapping, cultivating, negotiating, and stewarding strategic relationships across broad stakeholders including governments and major donors: fundraising and management of big-ticket grants.

She earned a M.Sc. degree in Management and Organizational Development from United States International University, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Strathmore University and she is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K). Jacinta is very passionate about creating a safe, thriving, and equitable world for all, especially for the vulnerable, low-income and last mile communities. Jacinta is committed to driving impactful change and leaving a legacy of progress for generations to come.

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Josephine Wanguku
Executive Assistant
Josephine Wanguku joined Millenium Water Alliance in June 2024 as the Executive Assistant supporting the Executive Director and Deputy...

...Director. She brings in wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked with Helios Investment Partners as the Executive Assistant. Has also worked at JP Morgan ClimateCare, MicroSave Africa and Kenya Gatsby Trust as an Administrative Assistant, International Fund for Animal Welfare as an Executive Assistant.

She holds a master’s in business administration, Bachelor of Science in Leadership Management from Strathmore University, Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business Management.  She is also a Certified Human Resource Professional.

Ethiopia Team Members

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Tamene Chaka
Ethiopia Country Representative
Mr. Chaka has more than 20 years of tremendous knowledge and experience in WASH sector. He has proactively engaged in many...

...WASH sector initiatives including the development and policy review of Ethiopia’s One WASH National Program. Before joining MWA, Mr. Chaka was Country Coordinator of the WASH Alliance International (2011-2022). He was also National Coordinator of RiPPLE (2007-2011) which was hosted in Water Aid. He holds a MS in Project Management from Hohai University.

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Mussie Tezazu
CQI & MEL Manager
Mussie Tezazu joined MWA in March 2015 as a Continuous Quality Improvement and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. He received his B.A...

...in Planning and Management and his M.A. in Social Work and Social Development from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He has more than fifteen years of experience in strategic planning, executing WASH, and sustainable development program management. From 2009 -2015, Mr. Tezazu worked at the Catholic Relief Service in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he served as the Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation, and Water, Sanitation, and Communication. In this position, he specialized in WASH communication, project design and management, proposal development, and community managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR).

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Yisehak Leta Guttema
Grants Manager
Yisehak Leta Guttema was born in Nekemte, in western Ethiopia. As a child from a farming family, he worked in many areas of agriculture...

...including growing coffee and raising cattle and other livestock. Mr. Guttema earned a degree in biology at Kotebee collage of teachers education in July 1990, and taught in public Secondary School. He also earned a BA in accounting at Addis Ababa University in July 1999. He has worked at Ethiopian Assurance Corporation as junior auditor, and at CARE Ethiopia for nearly 11 years in different positions, such as Project Accountant, Area Finance Head, Senior Internal Auditor, Audit Officer, and Grant, Contract and Budget Specialist. He came to MWA-EP as the Grant, Contract and Budget Manager in July 2014.

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Kalkidan Wubshet
Program Assistant
Kalkidan Wubshet joined MWA Ethiopia in June 2022 as a Program Assistant. She received her B.A. Degree in Management from Addis Ababa...

...University in Ethiopia. Ms. Wubshet has three years of experience in customer service in operations management. From 2019 – 2021, she worked at Easy Technologies plc. as project assistant and as a customer service supervisor. She later joined G2G IT Solutions Tech company in 2021 as operations manager.

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Selamawit Tiruneh
Regional Project Coordinator
Selamawit Tiruneh joined the Millennium Water Alliance as Regional Project Coordinator in 2019. Mrs. Selamawit brings a record of...

...accomplishment of leadership, administration, coordination, and collaboration that can add a great value to the challenge of WASH sector. Mrs. Selamawit is well experienced as a project manager for 4 years, Project Coordinator for 6 years, Contract Administrator for 3 years, Individual consultant for 3 years, INGOs and Governmental and Private Organizations. She helped establish 214 health centers across the Amhara Regional State to unravel the health problem of society and helped in the infrastructure improvement of governmental hospitals in different regions around Ethiopia. She earned a M.Sc. degree in Construction Technology Management, and BSc in Civil Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

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Addisu Guaddie Dagnew
Project Manager
Addisu Guaddie Dagnew joined the Millennium Water Alliance as project manager in November 2022. Mr. Dagnew has more than ten years of...

...experience in academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. Some of his experience before joining MWA was working as a water engineer and modeler at a World Bank-funded project (Tana Beles Integrated water resources development project Tana Sub-Basin Office), WASH Facilitator (Emergency COVID Response Program-World Vision Ethiopia), Healthy Village WASH Officer at Plan International Ethiopia and university lecturer. He earned an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Bologna (Italy), and an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Water and Coastal Management (Faculty of Marine and Environmental Science) at the University of Cadiz (Spain), University of Algarve (Portugal), and University of Bologna (Italy). He also earned an M.Sc. Degree in Water Resources Engineering (Engineering Hydrology), and B.Sc. Degree in Water Resources Management from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

Kenya Team Members

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Styvers Kathuni
Kenya Country Director
Styvers Kathuni joined the Millennium Water Alliance as Program Director and Country Representative for Kenya in January 2022.

In January 2024, he was promoted to Country Director for MWA Kenya and is the Chief of Party of USAID STAWI Mashinani Activity.Styvers has worked for over 15 years in design and management of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in Africa. Prior to joining MWA, he worked at SweetSense Inc. as the Regional Director for Africa. Styvers has also worked for Caritas Embu, Save the Children and Catholic Relief Services – in Kenya and South Sudan, where he held various positions – Technical Supervisor, WASH Engineer, Project/Program Manager and Technical Advisor. He was also seconded to the Ministry of Roads and later the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Kenya to support European Commission and IFAD funded projects.Styvers earned his Masters in Water Supply and Sanitation at Kenyatta University and BSc in Water and Environmental Engineering from Egerton University.

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ERASTUS KYALO
Deputy Chief of Party
Erastus Kyalo joined the Millennium Water Alliance as Deputy Chief of Party for USAID STAWI Mashinani Activity in February 2024.

Erastus also leads partnerships at MWA Kenya. He is a social strategist and systems thinking specialist with over 15 years of experience managing and implementing large, complex agri-based programs focused on system thinking, institutional strengthening, entrepreneurship, food security and nutrition, and market-based livelihoods development in Kenya and the Horn of Africa. Before joining MWA, Erastus served in a similar role at ACDI VOCA for the regional USAID Cross Border Community Resilience Activity (CBCR) implemented in conjunction with IGAD across 5 countries (Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Kenya). He has previously served in different capacities including being the Technical Director in charge of Program Quality and Partnerships for ACDI VOCA’s Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity, and as Technical Advisor for Social Determinants of Health at Land O’Lakes Inc. Other previous employers include Save the Children International, Action Contre La Faim (ACF) amongst others. Erastus holds a Masters’ Degree International Development and a Bachelors’ Degree in Agricultural Food Science and Technology.

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June Samo
Program Director - RAPID+
June Samo joined MWA in April 2022 as the Water Intervention Manager and Market Systems Development Specialist. 

In October 2023, June was promoted to WASH Systems Manager and thereafter in March 2024, took up the Program Director - RAPID+ role.

Prior to joining MWA, she worked as a development consultant at EED Advisory where she engaged in various assignments for the World Bank, Oxfam, GIZ, UNICEF, the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network, the African Development Bank (AfDB) among others. Before joining EED Advisory, June worked at Kenya Markets Trust (now Gatsby Africa) and focused on improving the performance of selected urban water utilities in Kenya through the reduction of non-revenue water and improving water service delivery in rural areas.

June holds a masters in Water Science, Policy, and Management from Oxford University (UK) and a BSc. in Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

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Esther Wamahiu
Finance & Operations
Manager
Esther Wamahiu joined MWA in May 2023, with more than 10 years of experience in finance management, budgeting, and grant...

...management. She worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as a finance officer. Esther also worked for FedEx Kenya and later joined Tanzania Office as the Chief Accountant; she is a Certified Public Accountant registered with ICPAK. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration (Finance and Accounting).from Kenya Methodist University.

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Emmanuel Olela
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning
Manager
Emmanuel Olela has more than seven years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) for...

...donor-funded projects in WASH, Agriculture, Nutrition, Rangelands, Climate Change and Health sectors. Prior to joining MWA, Mr. Olela worked for Catholic Relief Services-Kenya as a Senior MEAL Officer.  He is not new to MWA , as he worked as the MEAL officer for Kenya RAPID in Isiolo County for five years. Prior to that, he worked for other organizations, including JHPIEGO, CAP YEI, and Plan International. He has expertise in development and management of M&E systems, mobile phone based data collection, data analysis using various statistical software, and has a passion for telling the story behind the programs. He holds a Bachelors in Sociology with Information Technology from Maseno University and a Masters in Project Planning and Management from Nairobi University.

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Program Manager
John Mutinda joined Millenium Water Alliance in January 2024 as the program manager DRIP FUNDI program. John has over 10 years of ...

...experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming and implementation both in development and emergency contexts and has worked with various development organizations among them SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), World Vision and Feed the Children.

John holds an MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Twente, ITC, the Netherlands, and a BSc. in Water Engineering from Kenyatta University, Kenya. His past experiences have largely involved establishing networks and collaborations between different stakeholders including County governments, national government departments, communities, the private sector, other development partners with an aim of triggering collective response and action to address WASH challenges in Kenya.

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CHAMIA MUTUKU
Water Intervention Manager
Chamia Mutuku joined Millennium Water Alliance as the Water Intervention Manager for the RAPID+ program in July 2024.

Chamia has over 15 years’ experience in water, sanitation and hygiene programming in the Coast region and ASALs of Kenya; and parts of Somalia, S. Sudan and Ethiopia. His expertise spans Program/ Project Management, WASH Policy and Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Project Design/ Grant Writing; and Gender and Social Inclusion. He has worked for the Government, as a development consultant and most recently as Program Coordinator at Peace Winds Japan – Kenya.

He holds a BTech Degree in Civil & Structural Engineering from Moi University, Diploma from Erasmus University Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), and certificates in non-credit course work from several universities.

Chamia is PMI certified as a Project Management Professional, PMP®; is a member of the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK), Association of Civil Engineers of America (ASCE), and the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

PAULINE CHERUNYA
Research and Knowledge Specialist
Dr. Pauline Cherunya joined Millennium Water Alliance in April 2024 as a Research and Knowledge Specialist for the Think and Do Tank

A project geared towards convening, connecting and catalyzing investments in the ASALs of Kenya through knowledge management and communication. Pauline has over 10 years of experience in sustainable livelihoods, WASH and climate change – and has garnered competence in implementing learning and communication strategies and facilitating collaborative processes. 

Prior to MWA, Pauline worked as a Senior Project Lead with Samuel Hall East Africa where she engaged various assignments for the World Bank, Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council among others on refugee-related research in diverse regions globally. She also worked in the same capacity for EED Advisory Limited, a pan-African consulting firm offering technical, analytical, and advisory services in energy, WASH, and climate change.  

Pauline has a PhD in Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Management from Utrecht University, a master's degree in Sustainable Resource Management from Technical University of Munich, and bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Community Development from Kenyatta University.   

MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Twente, ITC, the Netherlands, and a BSc. in Water Engineering from Kenyatta University, Kenya. His past experiences have largely involved establishing networks and collaborations between different stakeholders including County governments, national government departments, communities, the private sector, other development partners with an aim of triggering collective response and action to address WASH challenges in Kenya.

Thomas Ihura
County Coordinator
Thomas Ihura joined Millennium Water Alliance as County Coordinator for the DRIP FUNDI program in January 2024....

...Thomas, a civil and structural engineer, has over eleven years experience in design and implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Kenya. Prior to joining MWA, he worked at CARE International in Kenya as a WASH Coordinator, to improve access to sustainable WASH through integration of governance and private sector, in the Kenyan ASAL.

He has also worked in other various projects across the ASAL in Kenya, with CARE International in Kenya as, WASH and Livestock infrastructure engineer, Project engineer, assistant project engineer and WASH officer. Thomas also worked as a civil engineer in the upcoming Kenya world class city, Konza Technopolis and as a road engineer in improvement of rural roads with the private sector.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil and structural engineering from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and pursuing a Master of Science in Project Management in Jomo Kenyatta university of Science and Technology.

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MARVIN OYUKE
County Coordinator
Marvin Oyuke joined the Millennium Water Alliance in February 2024 as the County Coordinator for the DRIP FUNDI program.

...With over five years of experience in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Prior to joining MWA, Marvin made significant contributions to World Vision International in Kenya, where he spearheaded integrated health and WASH initiatives, enhancing community resilience and well-being. His tenure at Brooklyn Economic Consulting saw him leading technical design and consultancy for comprehensive WASH facilities, notably in educational institutions and vulnerable communities.

Marvin's work with Sustainable Aid in Africa (SANA) International and the Kenya Water for Health Organization (KWAHO) further underscores his commitment to improving public health engineering and water resources management. At SANA, he played a pivotal role in reducing non-revenue water, while at KWAHO, he was instrumental in implementing sustainable water supply projects.

He holds a BSc. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a MSc. degree in Civil Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, with a focus on water and environmental management

ALFRED TEGERE
Finance & Grants Compliance Coordinator
Alfred Tegere joined MWA in May 2024 as the Finance & Grants Compliance Coordinator. He has over ten years’ experience working for...

...USAID-funded projects for International NGOs overseeing all activities operations ensuring contractual requirements are met based on USAID policies and procedures, strengthening the grant function, particularly during the onboarding process for sub-grantees. Including offering support in the review of budgets and narratives and actively involved in coordinating all the financial management tasks ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and documentation in line with donor. guidelines, and supporting the staff and institutional capacity strengthening of other local partners.

Alfred holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (Finance option), Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K), Grants Management Programme Specialist and is a member of ICPAK

Vera Maswage
Senior Procurement & IT Officer
Vera Maswage joined MWA in August 2022 as the Procurement and IT Officer. She has vast experience in end-to-end...

...supply chain and IT, including strategic sourcing, contract management, logistics and inventory management, and has worked for donor-funded projects for more than six years.

Prior to joining MWA, Ms. Maswage worked for Concern Worldwide as the Logistics and Administration Officer. Previously she was at World Vision – Kenya as the Grants Supply Chain Officer supporting implementation of WASH grants. She is an accredited member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and holds a BSc. in Procurement and Contract Management from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. 

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Senior Human Resource and Administrative Officer
Winnie Njoki joins Millenium Water Alliance as a Senior Human Resource and Administrative  Officer.

She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked with Save the Children Kenya and Madagascar as programme Support services Officer, Roving Human Resource and administrative Assistant working with donors such as ECHO,UNICEF,BHA and USAID. Winnie has also worked as Human Resource Assistant at Gertrude's children’s Hospital.

She holds a BA in Film technology and Theatre Arts from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Human Resource Management. She is an associate member of IHRM.

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FESTUS KIPKORIR
Senior Data Analyst and Learning Officer
Kipkorir Festus joined MWA in January 2024 as a Senior Data Analyst and Learning Officer. Festus has a background in mathematics and statistics...

...and six years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research, project management, monitoring and evaluation and business development. Before joining MWA, he was a Senior Analyst at EED Advisory Limited, where he was involved in different assignments for the World Bank, AFD, GIZ, UNICEF, Siemen Stiftung, and CLASP, among others. Prior to joining EED, he worked as a Data Analyst at Adaptive Management and Research Consultancy (AMREC)-Kisumu.

Festus is well versed in using advanced statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, R, Python, PowerBI and Tableau. He is also well versed in coding and analysing qualitative data using NVIVO, RQDA, and Atlas. Festus holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kibabii University (Kenya).

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MAUREEN DINAH OKUTOYI
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications Officer
Ms. Maureen is a development practitioner passionately serving communities in rural and fragile contexts. She joined MWA in June 2024...

...as the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications Officer primarily supporting the USAID-STAWI Mashinani Activity including all cross-cutting responsibilities for other programs at MWA.

Her unique experience emanates from supporting and making key contributions to key donor-funded projects in the Horn of Africa countries as an employee at Pact Inc. These were, Cross-border Peacebuilding and Conflict management, Livelihood programming, Artisanal and Small-scale Mining of Gemstones, Economic and Capacity Strengthening initiatives.

She is a certified Project Management Professional, PMP®, a credential earned from the Project Management Institute.  She holds a BSc. Actuarial Science degree from Moi University in addition to being an MA Gender and Development student at the University of Nairobi.

Ms. Maureen endears Rural and ASALs Development and thus significantly spends quite of her productive time in rural villages, arid and semi-arid areas immersing in the enriching ways of life while equally contributing to thriving and vibrant Afrikan villages.

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Vincent Ng’etich
Finance Officer
Vincent Ng'etich joined MWA as Finance intern in June 2022 and promoted to Finance assistant in December 2022. Prior to joining MWA, Vincent...

...worked for Schneider Electric as a finance intern. He has hands-on experience in tax management, general ledger reconciliation, preparation of financial reports and thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) and holds Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting) from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

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Boniface Thiga
Fleet and Logistics Officer
Boniface Thiga joined MWA in 2017 as a program driver supporting logistics. Prior to joining MWA Boniface worked for Care...

...desk receptionist and Office cleaning. Previously, she worked for Food for the Hungry Kenya (FH). She has over 16 years’ experience in administration, front office reception and office cleaning.

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Nasenyana Adoket Mia
Finance Officer
Nasenyana Adoket Mia has joined MWA as a Finance Officer, dedicated to supporting the USAID Stawi Mashinani Activity and Grants...

...projects. With over 8 years of extensive experience in financial management principles and grant administration, she brings a wealth of skills and knowledge garnered from managing grants for USAID WASH and livelihood projects, as well as engagements with various key donor institutions.

Mia holds a BCom (Finance option) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, complemented by a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from Mount Kenya University. She is also certified in FIELD (Fundamentals of Financial Management) by Save the Children.

Mia's perspective is also enriched by her operational experience in ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) communities, where her exceptional contributions have been recognized with accolades such as the ZURI Awards Finance Honoree, the Social Justice Humanitarian Global Award, the Financial Inclusion Award from YALI. Mia is passionately drawn to initiatives that drive transformational change within host communities, particularly addressing emergent needs in challenging-to-access regions.

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Elizabeth Kasyoka
Office Assistant
Elizabeth Kasyoka joined Millennium Water Alliance in 2016 as Office Messenger supporting administration function including front office...

...International for over 5 years supporting logistics in the Northern Counties including Dadaab Refugee camp.

He holds a diploma in plant mechanics from the Rift Valley Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

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Natasha Kimathi
Think and Do Tank Intern
Natasha Kimathi joined the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) team in June 2024 as a dedicated and innovative Think and Do Tank...

...Intern. She is currently aiding in the project, which is focused on convening, connecting, and catalysing investments in Kenya's ASALs (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands). With a passion for sustainable water solutions and community development, Natasha contributes to MWA's mission by engaging in research, policy development, tackling complex water issues, and program implementation. Her role involves collaborating with experts to design and execute strategies that address water resilience, water accessibility, water scarcity, water conservation, climate adaptation, and promote sustainable water management practices.

Natasha earned her Master of Science in Water Engineering from Brunel University London, a Bachelor's degree in Global Environmental Systems, and a Certification in Spatial Information Systems from Simon Fraser University. Additionally, she recently completed Environmental Impact. Assessment and Environmental Audit Training at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies. During her academic journey. Her studies have equipped her with a deep understanding of the complexities of environmental systems and the importance of integrated approaches to water management.