Meet our SuSanA Forum Moderators

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  • Arquitecta, trabajando en temas de agua, saneamiento y medio ambiente desde el año 2003, creo en estrategias de educación ambiental y cambio de comportamiento. En mi día a día trato de dejar un mundo mejor al prójimo.
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Re: Meet our SuSanA Forum Moderators

Dear All,

Beginning this year, we are pleased to announce that, thanks to the SIRWASH  program implemented by the SKAT Foundation  and facilitated through Aguatuya , which currently coordinates the Latin American chapter of SuSanA , we will be welcoming three additional team members to support the moderation of the SuSanA Forum.

The primary objective is to underscore the importance of rural water and sanitation, fostering significant advancements in the Latin American and Caribbean region, while also promoting South-South exchange due to the shared nature of challenges and issues.The Rural Water and Sanitation Network (RWSN) is a key collaborator in this initiative, as highlighted by its Director, Sean Furey, in a recent post on the SuSanA Forum .

How can i contribute? I'm dedicated to environmental sustainability and enhancing the quality of life for communities. With 20 years of experience in the water sector and a decade dedicated to solid waste management, i can propouse some insights that can make a substantial difference. Preserving environmental integrity and improving service delivery is a collective responsibility, hence I encourage active participation, ongoing education, behavioral change initiatives, and a commitment to gender equality.

For any questions or initiatives you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards,





Estimados todos:

Desde este año, gracias al programa SIRWASH  implementado por SKAT Foundation  y atravez de Aguatuya , que actualmente coordina el capitulo Latinoamericano de SuSanA, es que ademas tendremos 3 personas más del equipo de Aguatuya apoyando en la moderación del Foro de SuSanA.

El objetivo es poner énfasis en el agua y saneamiento rural para generar avances impòrtantes en la región de Latinoamerica y el Caribe y además fomentar un intercambio Sur – Sur, por la similitud de los problemas y desafíos.
RWSN (Red de Agua y Saneamiento Rural) es también un importante colaborador en esta iniciativa como lo señala su Director Sean Furey en esta publicación  en el Foro de SuSanA.

¿Como puedo colaborar? Estoy comprometida con el medio ambiente y con la mejora de la calidad de vida de las personas. He trabajado en el sector del agua durante los últimos 20 años y trabajando con residuos sólidos durante los últimos 10 años. Evitar la contaminación y mejorar los servicios ambientales es tarea de todos, por eso promuevo la participación, la educación, el cambio de comportamiento y la equidad de género.

Para cualquier consulta o iniciativa pueden contactarme al correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saludos cordiales
Lourdes Valenzuela
Regional SuSanA Coordinator (Latinoamérica)
Directora de comunicación AGUATUYA

Calle Nicolás Ortiz no. 33 (a media cuadra de la Av. Calampampa)
Tel (591) 4 424 2164
Casilla 6264
Cochabamba – Bolivia

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Meet our SuSanA Forum Moderators

Dear All,

We (the SuSanA Forum Moderation Team) agreed to start this thread to familiarise users with the forum moderation team, particularly because we now have new moderators that have recently joined us. 

As one of the longest-serving moderators (2.5 years +), I am pleased to re-introduce myself to you. I am a water and sanitation specialist currently based in Lusaka (Zambia), with over 10 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector. I have a keen interest in innovative solutions for water and sanitation improvement in developing countries on the African continent that take into consideration cross-sectoral (Agriculture, Climate change, Public Health) and inclusive approaches (Women and Young people) in dealing with WASH challenges. 

My last 3 sector engagements include:
1.  Technical Advisory support to the Climate-friendly Sanitation (CFS) Project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Lusaka to ‘The Lusaka Sanitation Programme (LSP)’.  My support was centred around the development of on-site sanitation (OSS) and faecal sludge management (FSM) innovative approaches. I also focused on knowledge management and improving collaborative efforts between stakeholders in the sanitation sector in Zambia, and in relation to neighbouring countries.

2. WASH specialist/ consultancy support to the African Development Bank-2021 WASH work program in Zambia. Spearheaded Cooperating Partner (CP)engagement and WASH sector collaboration with AfDB as the lead sector cooperating partner and sector troika lead for 2021. Facilitated CP sector input in national policy and program development (the 8th National Development Plan, Joint Water Sector Review (JWSR) ). Led sector engagement with the government of Zambia.

3. Currently I am CEO and founder of CaDev_Capacity Development. CaDev is a Zambian social enterprise and consultancy focused on capacity development through training, coaching, technical support/ advice and knowledge management. We aim to empower local people and organisations by strengthening their capacities in various specialisations and unlocking or scaling their innovations. In that way, they become a highly valued resource for local and international businesses and  organisations in addressing social challenges within key social sectors of focus.

 I am passionate about moderating the SuSanA Forum, as I get to not only share and contribute to the insightful discussions, but I also remain up to speed with recent sector knowledge and trends. I am committed to ensuring that the voices of women and local experts from the African continent are heard and shared through this platform and i support the forum’s efforts in boosting the experience of its members in knowledge and information sharing.

Regards,
Chaiwe
SuSanA Forum Moderator
Skat Foundation (With financial support by GIZ and SIRWASH up to November 2023)

Chaiwe Mushauko-Sanderse BSc. NRM, MPH
Independent consultant located in Lusaka, Zambia
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