Paul Ekwar
Paul is an enthusiastic young professional that is determined to learn and succeed. He is excited about programs that enhance knowledge and innovation, promote sustainable environmental management and elevate community livelihoods. Paul is experienced in corporate governance and research programs management ranging from WASH, water governance, water vending, water quality monitoring, water security, Disaster management, Climate change resilience and Natural Resources management. He has collaborated with both local and international partners as an independent consultant. Paul was part of a team that won an award with the Water Observatory of Botin Foundation, Spain in 2018 (Sustainable Water Management Prize) for implementing a pilot study by University of Oxford on "Forging resilience beyond the water lines: learning from high-frequency monitoring of water vending in Kenya". Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences (Egerton University, Kenya) and he is finalizing Master of Science degree in Limnology in the same University. His thesis assessed vended water quality: a case study of water tankers and Kiosks in Lodwar town in Turkana County, Kenya. Paul is currently part of research Team implementing "Beyond the Informal Water Paradox: Integrating Formal and Informal Water Systems for Inclusive Development project" in Kisumu, Kenya with University of Waterloo and COHESU. Paul is also a registered EIA Associate Expert with NEMA and a member of EIK.