Patrick Alubbe | Regional Director - East Africa

Patrick Alubbe

Alubbe has 26 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, working in both the public and private sectors in Kenya. He has a vast knowledge in community development, organizational leadership and a wide practical firsthand experience of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene technologies. While in the public sector he was with the Ministry of Water Development in the planning and design department where he gained experience on designs, management and operations of water supply schemes. He joined the Giant Kenya – Netherlands Rural Domestic Water Supply Program, (K-NRDWSSP) a bilateral program in the water sector whose mandate was to facilitate access to safe and clean water in Nyanza Province. Alubbe became Regional Program Manager where he facilitated access to water and sanitation for more than 150 communities.

Alubbe joined from one of our Partner Organizations, Sustainable Aid in Africa (SANA), a local NGO working in the water and sanitation sector. While at SANA, Alubbe was responsible for coordinating technical activities, designing and planning products, staff supervision, proposal development and project monitoring and evaluation. He was a member of the management team deputizing the team leader. Alubbe has a special interest in low-cost water supply and appropriate sanitation technologies including ecological sanitation.

Alubbe has been quite instrumental in evaluating and certifying partnerships in Africa involved in formulation of policies and has participated in several organizational strategic plans formulation. He served as a board member for several organizations.

Specifically he was able to participate in the development of the Lake Victoria South Strategic plan, which is the main institution, charged with management of water activities in the region which was formed as a result of the ongoing water sector reforms in Kenya (water 2002). He was part of the team that prepared a drought cycle management toolkit for the dry lands of the greater horn of Africa, developed a national flood cycle management strategy and part of the team that was examining water governance issues in East Africa.

Since joining in 2005, Alubbe has been spearheading activities in East Africa and has helped to expand its regional partner network through careful partner certification processes for both Microfinance and Non-governmental organization. He has been able to provide leadership to a highly qualified multidisciplinary team.

Commitment to

" envisions a day when everyone in the world can take safe drink of water. It is on these grounds that I realize that water is life and every human being has a right to it, in the right quantity. This is far from being achieved. Our mothers and sisters who are the main water haulers in our families still travel long distances in search of water, spending their precious time looking for water rather than concentrating on other productive activities needed for the well-being of their families. That is why I have committed myself to work with to see to it that the burden is eased for our mothers and sisters."

Education and Memberships

Masters of Organizational Leadership (MOL) - International Leadership University Nairobi

Bsc, Water Resources Engineering – Kenyatta University

Diploma in Water Engineering - Kenya Polytechnic

Kenya Rain Water Association – Member

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