Edith is a WASH enthusiast who, for the last decade and half, has worked with communities in sub-Sahara African countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Sudan, Zambia and south Sudan to support the development of sustainable solutions to their WASH challenges.
As a sociologist, she seeks to empower communities to be proactive, and believes in adoption of both modern and traditional-simple-yet-forgotten approaches that have protected families for centuries against diarrhoea and other public health problems.
Edith has developed and implemented capacity building programs in water services, WASH approaches, water governance, water safety planning, WASH project management and IWRM, targeting professionals working for government, NGOs and communities. She has also provided research support for development organisations in project evaluations, formative research, scoping studies and advisory services.
Edith has a Bachelor’s Degree Economics and Sociology from Egerton University and is currently undertaking a research project for her MA Sociology from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.