MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Mr. Abel DugangeDirector of Shahidi wa Maji firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Abel is a social scientist with BA-Sociology (UDSM), International Diploma in modern management and administration (CIC) and Master in Project Management (OUT). He has accumulated over 19yrs of work experience in leading and managing development programs in sectors of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Health, Education and Agriculture and Food Security. He has extensive skills and experience in strategic and operations management of development programmes including nurturing strategic partnerships from both private and public sectors. Abel has worked for WaterAid Tanzania for over 8yrs in the capacities of Director of Technical Services, Director of Programmes and Director Strategic Support
He has worked for International Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment programme as a Regional Programme Manager and ActionAid International (Tanzania) in the capacity of National Coordinator for Impact Assessment and Shared Learning. He is currently an Executive Director for SwM Tanzania, exclusively dedicated on Water resources management (WRM), managing programmes on water security for sustainable development; focusing on Policy research and advocacy, water stewardships and social accountability monitoring.
Dr. Opportuna KwekaSenior Lecturer, Geography, UDSM Okweka@yahoo.com
Dr Opportuna Kweka , PhD.is a Senior Lecturer, Geography, University of Dar es salaam. ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2391-4695
Project PI. Dr. Kweka works on governance of natural resources; political economy of land and investments; smallholders, adaptive capacities; water and social accountability and humanitarian issues
Dr. Nick HepworthExecutive Director - Water Witness email@example.com
Dr Nick Hepworthis the founder and Executive Director of Water Witness. He has worked on sustainable development and water issues for 25 years and advises governments, NGOs, communities and companies on water security and climate change. He is a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Dr. Vicensia ShuleOnline Content Producer firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicensia Shule, Prof. Dr. is an independent theatre, film and online content producer with over 15 years of active production globally. She has authored over 20 academic publications in the areas of arts, cultures and creativity.
Vicensia Shule is a consultant, analyst, campaign initiator and strategist in civil societies, public and private sectors.
Dr. Poppy LambertonParasitologist & Field Epidemiologist email@example.com
Dr. Poppy Lamberton is a Parasitologist and field Epidemiologist by training who uses a wide range of techniques to address global health issues surrounding neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), in particular schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and onchocerciasis ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1048-6318
Her interdisciplinary team includes parasite geneticists, anthropologists, economists, social scientists and engineers with the collective aim of reducing disease transmission, with a more recent focus on water, sanitation and hygiene interventions that are popular, affordable, effective and therefore more likely to be sustainable.
Dr. Jesper KatomeroResearcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jesper Katomero. is an experienced researcher on water sector governance and accountability based in Tanzania. He is currently coordinating a two-year multi-country Accountability for Water (AfW) research programme involving Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia under Shahidi wa Maji (SwM) and Water Witness International (WWI) – NGOs advocating for fair water future and water security based in Tanzania and the UK. Selected publications on WASH can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JyEXh2QAAAAJ&hl=en
His work has been funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research—Science for Global Development (NW-WOTRO), Hewlett Foundation and DFID. His normative orientation is “working with the grain” of institutions and organizations in the global South
Dr. Neil MunroSenior Lecturer, Univ. of Glasgow email@example.com
Dr Neil Munro is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Glasgow. He has a comparative interest in participation in governance in post-communist and developing societies. ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9694-970
He has published on a wide range of themes ranging from acceptance of bureaucratic norms through national identity, participation, regime legitimacy and social cohesion. His current research focuses on these and other issues in relation to social and environmental policies in China and Tanzania.
Dr. Stephanie ConnellyMicrobiology Engineer Stephanie.Connelly@glasgow.ac.uk
Dr Stephanie Connelly is an engineer working at the interface between engineering and microbiology. She aims to deliver sustainable, and predictable biotechnologies for decentralised water and wastewater treatment by implementing a limit-state approach to testing and design of systems.ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5261-2090
With her research team, she deploys cutting edge methods including molecular microbiology, microfluidics and robotics to probe the biology underlying a range of water treatment systems; from industrial-scale anaerobic digesters to household-scale septic tanks. Her work is fundamentally motived by the global sanitation crisis and targets effective and sustainable address of WASH inequality by an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.