April 2022

Dayna Hansberger

Dayna manages the administration and activities under the Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) project, including field research in Ghana, India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. REAL-Water strives to improve the evidence base for policies and interventions that increase access to safe, affordable, and sustainable rural water services in low- and middle-income countries. It is supported by a 5-year, $19 million USAID grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Prior to Aquaya, Dayna served as the project manager for a USAID project focused on improving organizational development, professional development, knowledge management, and communications across the USAID Development, Democracy, and Innovation Bureau. She brings extensive project management expertise from contract management for the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s Global Health Professional & Organizational Development Project, as well as  managing operations and global programming for a gray water technology startup company. Dayna’s areas of technical experience and global health research include COVID-19 testing and vaccine access, human-centered design for sustainable development, and improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene in East Africa and South America.

Dayna holds an MPH from the George Washington University, an MA in Global Studies from the University of Oregon, and BAs in International Development and Economics from American University.

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