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.
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Joana is an architect and urban planner with a focus on sanitation. In the past years, Joana, has worked in many developing countries such as Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Nepal and Brazil. She worked for SNV, GOAL, IWA, GTZ and UN-Habitat. Project design, implementation and management are main areas of her work. Thematically, she works on the full range from technical infrastructure from strategic planning, policy analysis and development, capacity building, governance to sustainable urban development. Recently Joana developed guidelines for sanitation risk assessments in cities. This was within an action research and piloting project that aimed at developing benefits for the urban poor and to mitigate health and environmental hazards. As a project manager, Joana led a team in Freetown that developed a city sanitation strategy to achieve sustained environmental health improvements through faecal sludge management enterprises. Besides this, Joana managed a ‘sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all’ project in Mozambique. The project combined work on four major areas: demand triggering, supply chain strengthening, behaviour change communication and governance improvement. Joana is a native Portuguese speaker and has fluent English and basic German and Spanish skills.
Pippa is a WASH consultant and urban sanitation specialist. She has worked with a number of leading water, sanitation and hygiene sector organisations including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WEDC, Water and Sanitation for Africa, WSSCC, and WSUP. The core aspects of her work include technical advisory, research and capacity building services in Senegal, Niger, Mali and Madagascar. Most recently she has worked as an expert adviser on a Faecal Sludge Management Diagnostic Tool Project for Oxford Policy Management and lead one of five research components for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation -a project to restructure the faecal sludge management market in Dakar, Senegal. Pippa has a passion for improving learning and collaboration in the sector and has a proven track record of creating learning events and initiatives to encourage knowledge exchange and sector learning. Pippa’s core interests lie in all aspects of urban sanitation, including faecal sludge management, citywide sanitation planning and segmenting the market for targeted interventions. She holds a PhD in urban sanitation from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) UK which focused on sanitation with respect to tenure security and the faecal sludge flow analytical tool; a MEng in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK and an MRes from Lancaster University, UK. She speaks fluent English and French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Dutch. Pippa is based in Edinburgh, UK.
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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.
Dr. Parkinson is a public health engineer and urban WASH specialist with 20 years of consulting experience working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Eritrea, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Vietnam. His project experience centres on improved urban services delivery including dimensions of infrastructure development, management and financing arrangements, partnerships between government agencies, service providers and civil society, human resource development, policy development and institutional strengthening. He is a founding member of i-San and now works in an advisory role. He is currently employed by Oxfam and unavailable for consultancy assignments.