Prit Salian is a WASH consultant with expertise in integrated and participatory city sanitation planning. He is well versed with the social, technical, financial and institutional aspects of urban sanitation strategy development with a focus on urban poor. His expertise includes: strategic planning, policy analysis, good governance frameworks, capacity development and technical assistance to local governments, ministries and utilities. Prit has worked with ICLEI, GIZ, FAO, IWMI and EAWAG and has in-country experience working in Europe, India, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Currently, Prit is the team leader for a GIZ-USAid funded project to build capacities of four local governments in Uganda to develop and operationalise strategic and integrated town sanitation plans.
Pippa is a WASH consultant and urban sanitation specialist. Trained as a manufacturing and quality engineer, Pippa became a sanitation ‘convert’ through a PhD in Urban Sanitation (WEDC). The core aspects of her consultancy work include technical advisory, research and capacity building services in WASH, with a specific focus on urban sanitation. Pippa has worked in this capacity for The World Bank, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor; WEDC; ONAS; USAID and WSSCC amongst others in Senegal, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Madagascar, India and Vietnam. Further to Pippa’s technical work, she has a track record of supporting inter- and intra-organisational learning and knowledge uptake through print material, training, workshops and conferences. She speaks fluent English and French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Dutch. Pippa is based in Edinburgh, UK.
James Edward Ramsay
Ed is a WASH consultant with expertise in the social, technical, environmental, financial and institutional aspects urban sanitation. His experience includes designing and delivering projects to improve access to sanitation in slums, to manage faecal sludge and to build the capacity of the staff and systems of local organisations. He has worked with SANDEC, DFID, the World Bank and various NGOs in Namibia, Burundi, DRC, India, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Tanzania and Europe. Ed is currently developing a results-based program with the World Bank to scale–up access to water supply and sanitation in the North of Vietnam. He is a native English speaker with a working knowledge of French. Ed is based in London, UK.
Adrien is a WASH consultant and urban sanitation specialist with 10 years of experience in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. Trained as a program development coordinator, he initially worked in emergency contexts managing water and sanitation rehabilitation programs in post disaster areas. More recently he has worked with international and local NGOs as well as municipalities conducting formative research and designing sanitation strategies. He has a particular interest in market based approaches for sanitation and hygiene. Adrien holds a PhD in urban sanitation from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) UK which focused on urban shared sanitation investigating political, economic and social dimensions and the impact of toilet sharing on MDGs. He speaks fluent French, English and Norwegian and has a basic knowledge of Spanish. Adrien is based in Trondelag in Norway.
Dr. Parikh is a lecturer in International Development at UCL and board member for the charity Engineers Without Borders. Dr. Parikh has expertise in infrastructure and business models for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She has experience in infrastructure planning for cities to cover the areas of financial planning, institutional frameworks and societal impact. She carries out sustainability assessments and monitoring/evaluation of infrastructure projects using participatory techniques and impact assessment tools. With substantial in-country experience in South Asia, Africa and UK working with local governments and communities she has led multi-sectorial projects at both city and community scale. She has worked with GOAL, IWA, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Arup, UNICEF, WSUP, BORDA, Water and Sanitation for Africa and other leading donors in the field of sanitation with a focus on faecal sludge management. Her contribution has been around economic and financial models, community led total sanitation, and operation and maintenance strategies for decentralised sanitation. Through her doctoral research at University of Cambridge she demonstrated the impact of water and sanitation provision in informal settlements. In addition to her work with UCL, Dr. Parikh consults independently with i-San.
Our non-active founding members
i-san has been built on a small team, some of whom have moved on to new roles in the sector
Dr. -Ing. Arquitecta
Joana is a founding member of i-san. She is an architect and urban planner with a focus on sanitation. She is currently working as the Southern Africa Regional Technical Advisory for WaterAid.
Jonathan is a founding member of i-san but now working as a Principle Water and Sanitation Consultant for IMC Worldwide. He a public health engineer and urban WASH specialist with 20 years of consulting experience.