Emeline is the West Africa hub manager for Akvo. In this role, she is responsible for developing partnerships in the West Africa region and giving training and support on Akvo tools to existing partners.
Emeline brings to Akvo her experience in the water sector and in international programme implementation. Prior to joining Akvo, Emeline worked in Burkina Faso as the deputy director of a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme that was implemented in four countries and financed by USAID. In this role, she coordinated WASH activities for eight international partners and their local partners. She also gained valuable experience in various countries in East and West Africa during her time at WASTE, an NGO that is focussed on sanitation and developing entrepreneurship. She has also spent time as research fellow at UNESCO-IHE, doing research in Senegal, Ghana and Tanzania.
Emeline has experience looking at both the technical and social sides of water issues, having received a M.Eng from Ecole Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement in Strasbourg and an M.Sc in water management from UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands. Emeline is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Follow her @EmelineWASH.