100 Water Heroes: Rose Wamalwa

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Founder and Program Director of Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation

Rose Wamalwa is the founder and Program Director of Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation (WWNAC), whose objectives are “to improve social and economic advancement of women and girl children in western Kenya by increasing access to education, health and nutrition including WASH health services with integrations of cross cutting themes like HIV and AIDS, GBV and Climate Change Adaptations”

Prior to launching WWANC, Rose was chosen to be part of the Global Women’s Water Initiative Fellows, a program that looks to train women as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilitators and trainers. It was through this experience that Rose was inspired to found WWNRC, a group that would “train grassroots women in Kenya.”

Rose’s work with WWANC centres around writing grant proposals, serving as a trainer and facilitator for women and youth groups, as well as managing the Global Women Water Initiative (GWWI) WASH programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In her work with GWWI, Rose seeks to provide communities - women and children in particular - with “quality water and sanitation services, environmental conservation awareness, social entrepreneurship, and leadership to communities.”

Rose is one of our #100WaterHeroes because of her work with WWANC, and her dedication to advancing WASH initiatives in Eastern Africa.

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rose-wamalwa-a5ba3b22

WWANC Website: http://wwanckenya.org/