Nathalie André is a Specialist in Sanitation-Policy Solutions based in GGGI’s headquarters in Seoul and Community of Practice co-Lead for Waste focusing on Liquid Waste / Sanitation.
Her current role is primarily to provide support and guidance to GGGI offices in Nepal and Senegal for a transformative Sanitation related project funded by Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation. This project aims to improve city-wide sanitation service delivery in Nepal and Senegal through policy interventions, the development of innovative business models and bankable project design, attracting climate and private financing into sanitation, and embedding sanitation policies within broader frameworks on climate change and green growth.
In addition, Nathalie is leading GGGI’s (Liquid) Waste and Sanitation Community of Practice, facilitating knowledge exchange, reviewing projects, and providing support and guidance to GGGI country staff.
Prior to GGGI Nathalie provided expertise in water and sanitation as a consultant for UNICEF UN-Water and WHO. She was part of the core team for the biannual UN-Water GLAAS report, co-authored the UN-Water 2009-2017 external review, as well as the first review for the UN inter-agency water and sanitation SDG monitoring initiative GEMI, and lead national studies on domestic resource mobilization for UNICEF in four countries in West Africa.
Nathalie also has extensive experience as a site engineer planning and executing major water related infrastructure in Spain and Australia which included pumping stations, reservoirs and irrigation systems. She also carried out and trained local staff to develop strategic Master plans for water supply for an Island in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Nathalie holds a Masters and a Bachelors Honours Degree in Environmental Civil Engineering from the universities of Liverpool and University College London.