Prof Albert Mumma
University of Nairobi
Prof. Albert Mumma has 30 years’ experience in legal consultancy and private legal practice. He is a specialist in the legal and policy arrangements relating to institutional restructuring and the regulation of utilities; private-public partnership arrangements in the infrastructure sector; community organizations, energy, environmental and natural resources law.
Prof. Mumma has worked professionally at national, regional, and international levels. His experience includes assignments in the UK, Eritrea, Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Burundi and DR Congo. Prof Mumma prepared the initial draft of the Water Act in 2002, the Kenya Roads Board Act, 1999 and the Kenya Railways Amendment Act 2005, the Water Act, 2016, the Natural Resources (Classes of Transactions Subject to Ratification) Act, 2016 among others.
Prof Robert Hope
University of Oxford
Rob Hope is Professor of Water Policy at the School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on water policy, poverty, and economics, largely in Africa and Asia. He has worked with a team of Oxford researchers in Kenya since 2008 which has provided empirical evidence to support the incubation of the FundiFix model and the establishment of the WSMTF.
In 2018, Prof Hope convened the Uptime consortium of five professional maintenance providers with operations in Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda. In 2020, Prof Hope became a Trustee of the Uptime Catalyst Facility (UK Charity) designing and issuing results-based contracts for Uptime members supported by over USD1 million of concessionary funds from GIZ/BMZ, Aqua for All, Vitol Foundation, Osprey Foundation, Waterloo Foundation and Vox Impuls. In 2022, Uptime members have 1.5 million rural waters in seven African countries with contracts guaranteeing reliable water services. Ongoing work has the goal of providing safe drinking water services to 100 million rural people globally by 2030.
World Bank Group
Joy Busolo is a Senior Water Resources Management Specialist coordinating 2030 WRG country programs in the Africa Region. She joined the World Bank Group in 2016 as a consultant, working with the 2030 Water Resources Group Program in Nairobi, Kenya as the 2030 WRG Kenya Country Lead.
Her recent focus is expansion of the 2030 WRG into new geographies, supporting the establishment of multi-stakeholder platforms used as mechanisms to collectively design and development of projects and programs that catalyze private sector investment, enhance resilience and promote water-efficient practices in industry, agriculture and municipal water use through public private and civil society partnerships in Africa.
Joy is a Chemical and Process Engineer (Moi University) by training with a Masters in Business Administration (University of Nairobi), a diploma in Public Policy (Strathmore University) and a Master of Commerce in Development Finance (University of Cape Town).
Rural Focus Ltd
Mike is a registered Kenyan water and environmental engineer with a specialization in hydrology. His training and professional experience has covered hydrology, water resources, water storage, water supply and environmental engineering. He has 20+ years of professional experience on a variety of projects in East Africa, Botswana, Madagascar, the UK, and the USA. Mike is a Director of the consulting firm, Rural Focus Ltd. which draws together Kenyan and International expertise to provide professional services covering the planning, technical, institutional and management aspects of water supply and sanitation, water resource management and environmental services.
Mike’s expertise and experience is extensive, covering hydrology, water resource management and water supply development. In this area Mike has extensive experience working as a professional engineer covering all aspects of project identification, design, construction supervision and contract management. His experience covers rainwater harvesting systems, storage dams, gravity and pumped water supply systems, smallholder irrigation schemes, and water treatment.
Eunice Owino is the Partnerships Manager at WSMTF. She is a holder of an M.A. in Sociology with 19 years of work experience in both the government and non-governmental organizations.
Eunice has a mastery of partnerships management. Her expertise spins from delivering strategic framework and systems to strengthening partnerships with government, county government, the community, civil society, the private sector, INGO, research institutions and others. Her recent assignments involved working with DREAM EP Global Energies as a Partnership Strategist and Dealmaker; Power for the People (PFP) UK as a Partnership Strategist; and Green Agri Ventures as a Relationship Associate.
Eunice was a pioneer County Chief Officer in the devolved government system in Kenya in the sectors of Education, Vocational Education and Training, Energy and Natural Resources between 2014 to 2019. She is an East Africa Acumen Fellow and has certification for Strategic Leadership Development Programme from Kenya School of Government.
Josphat is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in Kenya by Engineer’s Board of Kenya (EBK) and a corporate member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nairobi and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University.
Josphat is an experienced WASH infrastructure specialist and utility management expert. He has over seventeen years of designing, constructing and evaluating rural and urban water and sanitation infrastructure as well as helping utilities improve their efficiencies.
Josphat has a broad and deep understanding of water sector in Kenya having been involved in diverse and multi-stakeholder projects involving the National Government, County Governments, Water User Associations, non-state actors, Utilities and WASH enterprises. He has carried out several consulting assignments for projects funded by World Bank Group, USAID and private companies in Kenya.