Doulaye Kone

Doulaye Kone

Interim Director, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Doulaye Kone leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure access to safe sanitation for the 3.5 billion people who currently live without it. He and his team work to disrupt the decades-long status quo in the sanitation sector by supporting the development and commercialization of transformative technologies, including the “reinvented toilet,” and create a clear, cost-effective pathway to deliver these technologies at scale to people in in low-income settings who need them the most.

Doulaye has more than 20 years of experience in the sanitation sector and spent 13 years leading technology innovation efforts on the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team.

Before joining the foundation in 2011, Doulaye served as program coordinator of Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) in sub-Saharan Africa for the African Water and Sanitation Association. WOPs enable water utilities and sanitation service providers to help one another build capacity and improve their performance.

Doulaye is a sanitation engineer with a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and a Certificate of Specialization in Strategy from Harvard Business School.

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