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Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy



Jim Peters serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Global Water Coordinator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). Jim’s career with the Agency has spanned more than 20 years, and prior to his current role with USAID, he served as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Pakistan. In this podcast, Jim speaks with Global Waters … Continue reading Jim Peters on Water Improvements in Kenya and the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy


Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar



For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and has also been closely involved with Madagascar’s successful community-led total sanitation (CLTS) … Continue reading Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar


Emmanuel Odotei on WASH Innovations in Ghana



Emmanuel Odotei is a veteran water, sanitation, and hygiene specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the sector. The WASH Project Management Specialist for USAID/Ghana, Odotei served as Activity Manager for the recently concluded Water Access Sanitation and Hygiene for the Urban Poor (WASH-UP) project, a 7-year initiative that used market-based approaches to … Continue reading Emmanuel Odotei on WASH Innovations in Ghana


Christian Holmes on WASH Accomplishments and Lessons Learned



Christian Holmes is Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, and the Agency’s first-ever Global Water Coordinator. In his capacity as Global Water Coordinator, Holmes has been responsible for overseeing the Agency’s water programming portfolio since 2011. As he departs from the Agency in January 2017, Holmes sat down with … Continue reading Christian Holmes on WASH Accomplishments and Lessons Learned


Cheryl Hicks on USAID-Toilet Board Coalition Partnership



Cheryl Hicks is executive director of the Toilet Board Coalition, a public-private partnership that uses market-based solutions to deliver sustainable sanitation improvements, at scale, in communities around the world. In honor of World Toilet Day (November 19), Hicks speaks with Global Waters Radio about the Coalition’s recently launched multi-year partnership with USAID, and the Coalition’s … Continue reading Cheryl Hicks on USAID-Toilet Board Coalition Partnership


The Suaahara project teaches mothers how often to feed their infants in a day and the importance of responsive feeding. Since 2011, the project has worked in 20 districts to improve maternal and child nutrition. Photo credit: Valerie Caldas, Suaahara Source: https://flic.kr/p/jxcz9Q

Emily Rand on Improved Child Feces Management



Emily Rand is a water supply and sanitation specialist at the World Bank, who also teaches about the design, implementation, and evaluation of WASH programs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. In her recent conversation with Global Waters Radio, Rand discusses key findings from recent research produced by the World Bank and UNICEF in … Continue reading Emily Rand on Improved Child Feces Management


Piet deVries on Sanitation Behavior Change in Liberia



Piet deVries is Senior WASH Specialist and Liberia Country Director for Global Communities, a Maryland-based NGO with programs in more than 20 countries around the world. In his recent sit-down with Global Waters Radio, deVries discussed his experiences in Liberia promoting community-led total sanitation (CLTS) over the past several years, as former chief of party … Continue reading Piet deVries on Sanitation Behavior Change in Liberia


Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation Sector



Eddy Perez is a professor of practice in sanitation at the Emory School of Public Health’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. In his recent conversation with Global Waters Radio, Perez talks about his career in the sanitation sector, shares lessons he has learned along the way, and explains why sanitation improvements in … Continue reading Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation Sector


Darren Saywell on Community-Led Total Sanitation



Darren Saywell is Senior Director for the Water, Sanitation and Health Practice with Plan International USA. Plan International has recently teamed up with the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina on “Testing Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Approaches for Scalability,” an operational research initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this … Continue reading Darren Saywell on Community-Led Total Sanitation


2015 Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Knowledge Forum



In May 2015, more than 120 water stakeholders from 22 countries across Africa gathered in Uganda for a Knowledge Forum hosted by the USAID-implemented Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program. The gathering allowed participants to share best practices and lessons learned for urban water sector reform. To listen to the podcast, click below.