September 2020

Edinah Samuel

Edinah supports the design, development, and management of Aquaya research programs to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in development settings. Based in Kenya, she leads and coordinates literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, analysis, and dissemination. One research project supports innovative solutions for water safety management in rural Uganda. Since joining Aquaya as an AquayaLEARN fellow in 2018, she has worked on projects focused on sanitation among pastoralists in Kenya, urban sanitation economics, willingness-to-pay for sanitation services, and fecal sludge market assessments.

Prior to joining Aquaya, Edinah represented Africa as an AGUASAN young water professional in Switzerland and served as a research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology under the Eawag Partnership Program for Developing Countries. Her master’s thesis contributed to the Sustainability Transitions of Sanitation Regimes in Urban Africa project in Nairobi, Kenya. Her expertise includes strategic sanitation planning and economics, urban planning, multi-stakeholder engagement, and programming for basic service delivery and behavior change.

Edinah holds an MS in environmental planning and management from Kenyatta University and a BS in environmental science from Egerton University.

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