Welcome to my website!
I am the founder and sole-proprietor of WASH for life; a venture I started in 2010 after a long career in relief and development.
WASH for life provides support and advice in the field of WASH and DRRM: Surge capacity, gap-filling/interim management, (rapid) needs assessment, proposal writing, start-up, training, coaching, monitoring and evaluation.
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WASH as in Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene; services I believe everyone should have access to.
DRRM as in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. I am very conscious of the global challenges we are facing, including climate change and urbanisation and am convinced that linking relief and development is the way forward to tackling those challenges and to building resilient communities.
WASH 'for life' as WASH services provide and preserve life.
Three-quarter billion people still do not have access to safe water and a staggering 2.5 billion people have to do without proper sanitation. As a result, MORE THAN 2000 CHILDREN DIE FROM EASILY PREVENTABLE DIARRHEAL DISEASE EVERY DAY.
As a father, I simply cannot accept this. Hence, I'm pulling my weight, through advocacy and action, to achieving universal access to WASH: WASH for life!