John is a specialist in water and sanitation with emphasis on programming, WASH program management, operation and maintenance management strategy development particularly for rural and small towns drinking water supply, WASH sector governance and institutional analysis/strengthening, and capacity building. He is strong in problem identification and analysis, and conceptualisation of effective and practical solutions for contemporary water and sanitation needs/challenges in Africa/.developing countries. He also has good appreciation of the important synergies among government, local government, private sector, and local communities which can be optimised to achieve more efficient, equitable, sustainable, and resilient water and sanitation services at scale. He is conversant with the WASH landscape in Africa, as well as the emerging challenges which confront the sector including persistent service delivery gaps, declining service levels, weak WASH services sustainability, finance, climate change, equity and inclusion. John has worked with diverse organisations on different donor-funded WASH projects, and as part of multi-disciplinary teams in multi-cultural environments for more than 20 years. He also belives in the central role of civil society organisations in promoting good governance as well as advocacy for increased, efficient, and equitable resource allocation for new water and sanitation investments, and service sustainablity. He also believes in the role of NGOs in piloting innovations, advocating for the poor and vulnerable, and creating platforms for learning, sharing and dissemination.