- Reseach project
- – Western Pacific
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist
Originally from the city of Tauranga in Te Moana-a-Toi near the Bay of Plenty in Aotearoa, New Zealand, I’ve spent the past seven years with World Vision working on WASH-realted projects in rural communities. I helped set up the World Vision Field Office in Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, before taking responsibility for the effective coordination and provision of strategic and program management support to WVNZ-funded programs in countries including Mali, Niger, Honduras and Nicaragua.
I am currently the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Lead for World Vision International in Afghanistan, where I take the lead in developing an organisation-wide integrated WASH strategy and approach.
I joined the MIWM program to learn the skills needed to take inter-disciplinary approaches to water management, and to learn how to make informed choices about water management options, particularly when it came to drinking water supply in water-scarce environments.
This International WaterCentre led research project is exploring how CSOs and governments can better enable rural community water management in the Pacific to improve SDG6 outcomes, using community water management plus practices.
Research focus: Progressing inclusive, resilient and sustainable SDG6 and WASH outcomes in the rural Pacific: approaches to enable effective community-based water management