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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 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.
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, 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 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
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 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 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.
Jeremy is a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) researcher specialising in applied and transdisciplinary research. His interests include climate change and WASH, rural WASH sustainability in the Asia-Pacific region, sanitation in informal settlements, and WASH services in Pacific island countries.
Islay's work across the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) and International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) focuses on quantitative survey methods for measuring the prevalence of impairment and disability, and highlighting the participation restrictions people with disabilities too frequently experience.
Mahreen Matto (PhD) is an environmental professional with over 10 years of contribution in research, policy advocacy and capacity building in the area of mainstreaming urban water and sanitation management in human settlements of South Asian and African Countries.
Founder and CEO of Ellem Marketing & Communications, which contributes towards creating social impact through BCC, social marketing, and innovative social enterprises, Lillian is dedicated to understanding how people think and decide and developing innovative approaches for positive lasting behaviours.
Vinod Mishra is the India Coordinator for WSSCC and has developed their strategy to support SBM-G in India. Recent work includes policy advocacy initiatives to promote collective behaviour change, Leaving No One behind, capacity building, MHM and Rapid Action Learning.
Joanna is the Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Advisor for the Water for Women Fund. With 25 years’ experience working in international development, principally in the areas of GSI and WASH, she’s interested in facilitating adult learning for transformative change.
Nilanjana Mukherjee, an independent social development professional, has worked for three decades through The World Bank and UNICEF, with country governments in Asia and Africa facilitating policy learning, sector reform and capacity building to improve access to improved WASH services.
I have 13 years’ experience in WASH in the SEA region, focused on women’s empowerment and social inclusion, results-based financing, monitoring and evaluation. I pioneer innovative approaches to solve fecal sludge management challenges and advocate private sector engagement in Vietnam.
Bioye is a WASH specialist for the UNICEF Country Office Abuja, Nigeria. As a WASH Specialist in charge of Sanitation, Bioye supports the Federal Government of Nigeria in the bid to end open defecation in the country by 2025 .