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Kwame is an associate to IRC Ghana as sanitation expert. Previously he worked for IRC Ghana as a programme manager, being responsible for operations management, including human resources and office management. And was responsible for project design and implementation of sanitation and other related projects/initiatives. 

Background

Kwame is a Public Private Parntership (PPP) and Water, Sanitation and Environmental Management Specialist with over 22 years progressive professional experience working with Government, Private Sector, NGOs and Development Partners. He has been involved in design and management of various community development initiatives, in Ghana in the areas of water supply, sanitation and waste management, local governance, poverty reduction, and public private partnership for improved basic service delivery. He has extensive appreciation of the Water and Sanitation Sector issues in Ghana having worked as an Environmental Health Officer/Technologist in three municipalities in the Eastern Region and Policy Analyst at the headquarters of the MLGRD/ESHD. 

Before joining IRC Kwame gained experience in international civil service ethics and regulations, working with United Nations Development Programme as a Policy Specialist for Climate Change Adaptation in Ghana, Public Private Partnership Programme Coordinator in Namibia and as PPP Policy Specialist for the PPPSD/UE Programme in the Regional Service Centre in Johannesburg. In those capacities he supported UNDP Country offices and Governments of Namibia, Lesotho, Ghana, Mozambique, Burundi, Malawi, and Sao Tome and Principe to initiate and implement public private partnership arrangements for provision and management of improved basic services including recreational facilities. He has also supported the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia to assess the potential for PPPs in Ethiopia  

Kwame has a postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management, a Masters degree in Water and Environmental Management, a Higher National Diploma in Environmental Health Technology and a Royal Society of Health Diploma for Public Health Inspectors, West Africa.