Harrison Kwach

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Harrison Kwach

Board Member

Kwach Harrison has over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing innovative water sanitation and waste management systems WASH  for cities with a focus on low cost urban settlements, IDP and Refugee camps. 

His experience transverses Africa, Asia and Latin America and include conflict and post-conflict urban centres.

 He has also done international consultancies, particularly in environmental and social audits and impact studies and training on WASH, for various developments entities mainly in Africa. 

Until May 2016, he was the urban waste management focal person at the UN-HABITAT Urban Basic Services Branch based in Nairobi. 

Currently, he is the head of Waste Management Support Project for Cities for Welthungerhilfe (a German-based international NGO) Sierra Leone Country Programme, which is being implemented in three secondary regionals headquarter cities in this West African country. 

Kwach’s work experience covers Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, South Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, India, Bangladesh and Nicaragua among others.

Core Competencies

Environmental sanitation in high-density urban settlements with emphasis on action research in developing innovative technologies and solutions to imaging environmental challenges, design and implementation of integrated waste management systems in cities. 

Education

Kwach holds a BA in Geography and Sociology and a Diploma in Philosophy from the University of Nairobi.

He is currently studying MSC in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Nairobi with special research to develop “Sustainable Waste Management Model for Cities in the Developing Countries”.

Major reports

  • Strategic Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Manual – LVWATSAN Mwanza, EIB/AfDB/UN-HABITAT (Kwach H.O, 2016)
  • Faecal Sludge Management Strategic Business Plan – LVWATSAN II, UN-HABITAT/AfDB (Kwach HO. and Tsige TS, 2015)
  • Low-cost Composting Technologies: Training Manual (Kwach H.O. 2007)
  • Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Management Practices in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi. Concern Worldwide (Kwach HO. 2002)
  • Agricultural promotion through efficient management of urban waste – Workshop proceedings. UN-HABITAT (Kwach H.O. et al 2001), ISB No. 9211316292.