Our Vision

A fair water future for all in Tanzania where water is managed in a fair, efficient and sustainable way to support communities, business and ecosystems.

Our Mission

To work in partnership to advocate for water security and governance for communities, business and ecosystems thereby making an important contribution to achieving the Sustainable water security of Tanzanians.

Who We Are

We are a Tanzanian Civil Society Organisation dedicated to sustainability, equity and accountability in water resource management, formed in 2008 by a group of Tanzanian’s working in business, academia, the water sector, NGOs and the media driven by concerns over their experiences on the ground.

We have a skilled and experienced team with a proven track record in improving water security, particularly for vulnerable communities, and we fulfil a unique role in Tanzania’s institutional landscape advocating and taking action for fair, efficient and sustainable water management.

We have received support and worked in partnership with  Water Witness International, USAID, DFID and the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund.

Our Team

Herbert Kashililah, Chairperson

Kashi is a renowned water expert in Tanzania and East Africa.  He has over 30 years’ experience of working with civil society, government and communities to improve sector performance. He has been instrumental in formulating national water policy and legislation and in the design of the current Tanzania Water Sector Development Programme. In his 15 years at WaterAid he lead the design of integrated pro-poor WASH programmes, initiated water point mapping tools and championed equitable representation in policy dialogue. He has also worked with the private sector and with international CSO networks in advocating for the right to water. He is a founder member and current Chair of Shahidi wa Maji and Member of Tanzania National Water Board.

Pendo Hyera, Fair Water Futures Programme Manager

Pendo leads our Fair Water Futures work in Tanzania, working with government, communities and civil society to improve water security and justice through activation of water resource law.  Pendo is a Senior Community Development Expert, with over 10 years experience in community engagement work in the area of water resource management, climate change and environment. She has worked with the Ministry of water, WWF, Care International, Florida International University and IUCN. She is a member of the Regional Consumer Committee of EWURA CCC in Tanzania.  

Debora Sigalla, Programme Administrative Officer

Debora has eight years experience in field work with communities in the process of alleviating poverty in Tanzania. She organized and monitored low income earners in appraising disbursements of loans and documentations at Pride Finca Tanzania as credit officer.  She also participated in research work in a development programme at World Vision Tanzania. Debora holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specialized on corporate management at University of Mzumbe and Bachelor of Arts in Economic at University of Dar es salaam.

Luciana Mkandara, Knowledge and Impact Manager

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Luciana leads on monitoring, evaluation, leaning and communications across the social accountability and advocacy work streams of WWI and our partners. She is a Monitoring and Evaluation specialist with over eight years of experience in international development, having worked with civil society organisations, international NGOS including WaterAid, World Vision, and the Swedish Government. Her experience and contextual knowledge include the challenges and opportunities for progress on water supply and sanitation in Africa through her previous role supporting WASH programmes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya. Luciana has an MBA and a Master's degree in Development Evaluation and Management. 

Kennedy Mmari, Knowledge and Impact Officer

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Kennedy has over three years experience in Communications, Public Relations and Project Management in the private and non-government sectors. He has worked for Raleigh International in Tanzania's Youth for Green Growth project and also volunteered in their International Citizen Service (ISC) programme. His private sector experience covers Samsung Tanzania and Azam Television as Social Media Manager. He has recently been accepted as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), which is part of the Queen's Young Leaders programme following his contribution in tree planting campaign to mitigate climate change impact in Tanzania. Kennedy holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Dar es Salaam (Honours), and has trained in Social Entrepreneurship with MS-TCDC-Dar es Salaam.