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Dennis Mwanza



Dennis Mwanza, deputy director of Urban Sanitation Markets (USM), works with national governments, city administrations, and development partners in promoting city-wide inclusive sanitation, financing, and public private partnerships to promote access and use of sanitation facilities, especially by the urban poor.

Prior to joining the foundation in September 2016, Dennis was previously with the USAID funded regional program, Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA), concentrating on innovative financing for utility infrastructure, policy and regulatory reforms, and urban sanitation. having worked with the World Bank before taking up this position. He also worked at the World Bank, and as a consultant to the African Development Bank developing country water and sanitation sector review reports in Mozambique, Botswana, and Tanzania.

Dennis has more than 20 years’ experience as a water and sanitation specialist in developing countries. He holds a PhD in economic regulation of urban water and sanitation services, a MSc and BEng in Civil Engineering, and a technician’s diploma in water engineering from Zambia.

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