Edinah supports the design, development, and management of research programs. Based in Kenya, she leads and coordinates literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, analysis, and dissemination to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in development settings. Her expertise includes strategic sanitation planning and economics, urban planning, multi-stakeholder engagement, and programming for basic service delivery and behavior change. Edinah is currently coordinating a study on innovative solutions for water safety management in rural Uganda. Since joining Aquaya as an AquayaLEARN fellow in 2018, Edinah has coordinated research programs 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 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 Eawag Environmental Social Science Department as part of the Sustainability Transitions of Sanitation Regimes in Urban Africa project in Nairobi, Kenya.
Edinah holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University.