Dennis Mwanza serves as an expert in urban water and sanitation services, strategic leadership and people management. In his current role as the senior Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (WASH) advisor, Dr. Mwanza is responsible for Capture and Technical input of proposals and thought leadership on various technical matters, specifically urban sanitation, utility reform, and utility governance. Before his current role, Dr. Mwanza served as Chief of Party of two large USAID funded programs – the $60 Million Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) program in Nigeria and the $42 Million Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program. He also served as the Deputy Director in the WSH Department at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Other positions he has held include Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank, Managing Director of Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company in Zambia, Managing Director of an Africa-wide capacity building program for the urban water utilities, the Water Utility Partnership for capacity building, and program manager for the Zambian water sector reform program.
Senior WASH Advisor
PhD, Economic Regulation of Urban Water Services, Loughborough University, UK
MSc, Structural Engineering, University of New Castle Upon Tyne
BEng, Civil Engineering, University of Zambia
Diploma, Water Engineering, Natural Resources Development College, Lusaka, Zambia