Our Collaborators

Find out about some of our collaborators, who have worked with us on our publications, workshops, blogs and videos.


Frequently asked questions

Bharat Adhikari

Development Activist of the WASH sector of Nepal

Bharat Adhikari, currently works as a communication and capacity development expert at the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board under the Ministry of Water Supply. For the past two decades his work has been instrumental in bringing the WASH sector closer to the media - achieving vital constitutional changes for WASH in Nepal.

Kamal Adhikari

Senior Sociologist at the Ministry of Urban Development in Nepal

Mr. Kamal Adhikari was one of the key architects of the Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan 2011 of the Government of Nepal that triggered the nationwide ODF campaign. Having more than two decades of experience in the WASH sector, he published the book titled Sanitation in Nepal: Past, Present and Future in 2012.

Yadjidé Adissoda Gbedo

Head of the PAPHyR program: Improvement of Access to Sanitation and Hygiene Practices in Rural Areas) (WSSCC / GSF Program)

Yadjidé coordinates the activities of PAPHyR executed in Benin. It implements the National Strategy for the Promotion of Basic Hygiene and Sanitation, with CLTS as the gateway.

Abdulwahab Almujahed

Head of Water and Environment Unit

    Abdulwahab is a civil engineer with over 30 years experience working in WASH. He helped introduce CLTS to Yemen back in 2007 and is now Head of Water and Environment Unit for Yemen Social Fund for Development, leading their rural sanitation activities.

    Dani Barrington

    Lecturer, Population and Global Health

    Amita Bhakta

    Freelance consultant on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

    Amita is a freelance consultant with 7 years’ experience in working on equality, non discrimination and inclusion in WASH. Amita holds a PhD on the WASH needs of perimenopausal women making the transition to the menopause in urban Ghana.

    Manju Bhatta

    Behaviour Change Communication Officer

    Manja has been working with Rural Village Water Resources Management Project (RVWRMP) in Nepal since 2017. Long term experience with different organizations on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), WASH and Menstrual hygiene management issues of grassroots level. Completed Master's degree in Education 2015 and Masters in Sociology 2019 form Tribhuwan University.

    Petra Bongartz

    Independent consultant, Facilitator

    Co-founder and former staff member at the CLTS Knowledge Hub, IDS, now consultant with 13 years' experience of knowledge management, participatory workshop facilitation, communications and networking. Interested in behaviour change and embodied leadership in environment and social justice.

    Naomi Carrard

    Research Director

    A social scientist and researcher focused on WASH in Asia and Pacific regions, Naomi’s research includes WASH-gender equality nexus, integration between WASH and planetary boundary considerations, and approaches to progressing Human Rights to Water and Sanitation at local government level.

    Nanpet Chuktu

    Programme Manager

    Nanpet’s team, using demand-led initiatives and innovations in sanitation achieved Nigeria’s first ODF Local Government in 2016. They have since produced three more local government areas, demonstrating how sanitation models can be taken to scale to reach whole geographic regions.

    Michelle Farrington

    Public Health Promotion and Community Engagement Lead

      Michelle Farrington is a specialist working in public health and epidemic response. She has over 10 years of experience working in humanitarian and low-income contexts across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

      Christine Fostvedt-Mills

      WASH and Nutrition Researcher

      Christine's work focuses primarily on the use of participatory methodologies in formative research and evaluations, in order to enhance behaviour change interventions for public health. Christine is also currently studying for a PhD on the effectiveness of WaSH behaviour change interventions for pastoralist communities in Afar region, Ethiopia.

      Naomi Francis

      Research Fellow

      Naomi Francis is a researcher and educator in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. She is based in Melbourne, Australia and works in Asia and the Pacific.

      Menusha Gunasekara

      Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

      Menusha Gunasekara is an early career Development researcher in Sri Lanka, working on an EU-funded WASH project. She is a Chevening alumni and holds an MA in Social Development from University of Sussex, UK.

      Aashish Gupta

      PhD Candidate, Demography and Sociology, , University of Pennsylvania

      Aashish grew up in Delhi, India. He completed a 5 year integrated MA in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His research interests include social inequality (caste, gender and age), health, environment, demography and social policy.

      Suzanne Hanchett


      Suzanne, an applied anthropologist focused on South Asia, has worked on sanitation issues in Bangladesh since 1997. Her special expertise is in programme evaluation, monitoring, participatory planning, women’s human rights and development, and combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.

      Sophie Hickling

      Sanitation and Hygiene Capacity, Strategy and Knowledge Consultant

        Sophie has more than 20 years’ experience in sanitation and hygiene approaches, programmes, and strategy development. She is specialised in individual, team, and institutional capacity building, as well as knowledge management and knowledge exchange processes

        Sarah House

        Freelance WASH Consultant / Public Health Engineer

        Public Health Engineer with 30 years-experience in development, humanitarian and fragile contexts in Africa and Asia. Passionate about building capacities to better involve, work together with and support people who are most disadvantaged and excluded, and people living with incontinence.

        Andrés Hueso

        Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation

        Andrés provides strategic leadership to WaterAid's sanitation policy, research and advocacy. He has a cross-disciplinary background, combining an engineering degree and extensive development research experience, including a PhD focused on rural sanitation in India.

        Chelsea Huggett

        Technical Lead, Equality and Inclusion

        Chelsea focuses on reducing inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. She has led research, policy and advocacy efforts for eight years on issues of disability inclusion, gender equality and menstrual health.