September 2020

Fredrick Gudda | Affiliated Expert

Gudda joined Aquaya in the summer of 2021 as an AquayaLEARN fellow and stayed on after the fellowship. He is working on integrating Project W, where he finds and organizes water sanitation and hygiene-related data focusing on developing countries and supervises Junior Data Editors. Also, he supports USAID’s project on risk assessment of environmental pathogens pathways among under two-year-old children in southeastern Madagascar.

Before joining Aquaya, he was a research fellow under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Water Research Commission, South Africa Funded Sanitation Research fund for Africa project. He studied Onsite Sanitation systems fill-up rates, user activities, design, and fecal sludge management in Nakuru, Kenya. He has worked as an Independent Consultant for eight years with private organizations, Academia, and the Kenyan government on projects covering shared onsite sanitation systems, fecal sludge treatment and disposal, impacts of development activities on socioeconomic, and public health policy. Gudda also held an adjunct Teaching Assistantship at Egerton University between 2015 and 2018.

Gudda holds BSc. Environmental Science, MSc. Environmental and Occupational Health from Egerton University and has over 10 publications. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Chemistry working on emerging environmental pollutants risk assessment and control at the Institute of Organic Contaminant Control and Soil Remediation in Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

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