Welcome to my website. I am an interdisciplinary global development expert, gender specialist, freelance consultant, trainer and researcher. I am also the thematic co-lead on leave no-one behind at the Rural Water Supply Network. I specialise in ensuring that Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services are inclusive of the needs of all people in low-and middle-income countries across the sanitation service chain, from service users with diverse needs to sanitation workers who are often invisible in inclusive WASH. My work spans a range of contexts from urban low-income communities and slums to humanitarian refugee camps across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
There are many unspoken and hidden aspects of WASH which are less discussed, but are important in ensuring that we leave no-one behind and meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The WASH sector has made great progress towards including the needs of people such as women, older people and those with disabilities. I can support you to address blind spots in WASH provision by understanding extra layers of exclusion due to individuals’ intersectionality, where issues such as gender, age, disability, caste and occupation come together to pose challenges to access to WASH.