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Feri Gwata

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Scholar Feri Gwata from University of Chicago Scholars 2019-2020.

Program Associate, Higherlife Foundation


Feri Gwata is an economist with a passion for the socio-economic development of disadvantaged groups, particularly women. Her most recent work has been in the water and sanitation sector where she provided leadership in the planning and implementation of projects focused on improving access to water, training communities in water quality management, and educating marginalized communities on the human right to water. Through her participation in important high-level sector platforms she has built relationships with key networks and continues to lobby policy-makers and municipal authorities to address the disproportionate impact of poor water and sanitation service delivery on women and young girls.

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