The African Water Facility is headquartered in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with satellite offices in Tunisia (Tunis) and South Africa (Pretoria).

The AWF Secretariat administers applications, grants, partnerships and operations. The team of technical experts upraises projects, offers technical advice and monitors projects all the way to completion.


Wambui Gichuri

Director - Water and Sanitation Department

Mrs Wambui Gichuri was appointed Director of the Water and Sanitation department and the African Water Facility Special Trust Funds at the African Development Bank on March 15, 2018. Wambui Gichuri is a Kenyan national, she worked with the World Bank as Water Practice Manager, Africa Region since July 2016. She has more than 30 years’ professional experience including 17 years in water resources management, supply, sanitation, irrigation and drainage at the World Bank. Wambui holds a Master's degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

AWF Secretariat

Omari R. Mwinjaka

Coordinator, Africa Water Facility

Jean Michel Ossete

Chief Program and Knowledge Officer

Sagbo Kouamé, Rolande Denise

Unit Assistant

Foday Kargbo

Principal Finance Administration and Resource Management Officer

Technical experts

Maureen Ntege-Wasswa

Senior Sanitation Engineer

Franz Hollhuber

Principal Water and Sanitation Specialist

Dr. DEBJYOTY Mukherjee

Principal Public-Private Partnership Finance Expert

Saliou Gaye NDOYE

Principal Water Resources and Climate Change Specialist

EBBA Rahel Kaba

Principal  Sanitation specialist

What we do

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Take a quick glance at results achieved by the AWF.


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