Robert Hanjahanja leads the technical side of E-WASH, a USAID-funded program that supports the Government of Nigeria’s efforts to expand and improve urban water service delivery. E-WASH focuses on reforming water board governance, which leads to improvements in the supply, regulation, and management of water and sanitation services. Mr. Hanjahanja provides expertise in engineering and a thorough understanding of water utility management, managing complex projects that bring water and sanitation to large unserved and underserved populations.
Mr. Hanjahanja joined RTI in 2019 after 27 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector across sub-Saharan Africa. A former CEO of the Southern Region Water Board in Malawi, he has also worked with SUWASA, a USAID funded regional project in Sub-Sahara Africa, Castalia Strategic Advisors, Habitat for Humanity, and the Lilongwe Water Board, among others. He is a registered utility management specialist and a registered engineer in Malawi. His notable publications include Comparing Pre-Paid Communal Water Metering and Delegated Management in Urban Poor Setting: Case Studies in Nakuru and Kisumu in Kenya and Do prepaid water meters improve the quality of water service delivery? The case of Nakuru, Kenya.