September 2020

Fredrick Gudda | Affiliated Expert

Gudda works on Aquaya’s Project W, supervising junior data editors and identifying and organizing water, sanitation, and hygiene data with a focus on developing countries. He also supports USAID’s project on risk assessment of environmental pathogen pathways among young children (under the age of two) in southeastern Madagascar. He joined Aquaya in 2021 as an AquayaLEARN fellow.

Before joining Aquaya, Gudda was a research fellow with the Sanitation Research Fund for Africa, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and South African Water Research Commission. There, he studied onsite sanitation system fill-up rates, user activities, design, and fecal sludge management in Nakuru, Kenya. He likewise worked for several years as an independent consultant with private organizations, academic institutions, and the Kenyan government on projects related to shared onsite sanitation systems, fecal sludge treatment and disposal, socioeconomic impacts of development activities, and public health policy. He held an adjunct teaching assistantship at Egerton University between 2015 and 2018 and has more than 10 publications.

Gudda is a PhD candidate in environmental chemistry, working on emerging environmental pollutant risk assessment and control at the Institute of Organic Contaminant Control and Soil Remediation, Nanjing Agricultural University, China. He holds a BS in environmental science and MS in environmental and occupational health from Egerton University.

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