African Programme Director for International Rivers.
Rudo Angela Sanyanga is the African Programme Director for International Rivers. She provides assistance and support to African communities and NGOs looking to safeguard themselves “from the destructive impacts of large dams.”
Much of Rudo’s work centres around monitoring proposed dam projects and helping those negatively affected by dam construction. She is also focused on encouraging decentralised, sustainable energy alternatives to large dams.
Prior to working with International Rivers, Rudo was an Aquatic Ecology Researcher, university lecturer and Environmental Consultant. She holds a Masters Degree in Applied Hydrobiology, as well as a PhD in Aquatic Systems Ecology.
Rudo is one of our #100WaterHeroes for her leadership of International Rivers’ Africa program, as she protects rivers and advocates for communities affected by the construction of destructive dams.