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Eyob Defere is a water and sanitation consultant with specialization in urban water and sanitation projects planning, financing, management and project analysis. He has master’s degree in Economics and over 25 years of professional experience in water supply and sanitation planning, financing and management in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Malawi. Eyob has worked on water supply and sanitation development projects particularly in urban settings. He has developed investment plans and did project appraisal and analysis for urban water and sanitation intervention projects for over 50 towns.
Currently he is involved as IRC associate in the One WASH Plus project as urban WASH specialist. In 2014 and 2015, he was responsible for the study on the opportunity and challenges of private sector in WaSH in Ethiopia. He is involved in the sustainability check and plan development for eight towns in Ethiopia and in the development of national monitoring and evaluation systems for WaSH. Further, he is involved in external monitoring to Vitens Evides International for sustainable water services of the Harar region.