Friday, 17 January 2014

Inspirational Women: Celebrating Dr Letitia Obeng

Dr Letitia Obeng

Dr Letitia Obeng, a Ghanaian, holds a Ph.D. in public health and water resources engineering from Imperial College, University of London. She is the current Chair of the Global Water Partnership, an international network with 13 Regional and over 80 Country Water Partnerships. There are over 2000 GWP Partners who work together to form a neutral and inclusive platform for dialogue and to facilitate change processes. GWP’s mission is to support the sustainable management and development of water resources at all levels.

As Chair, Dr. Obeng is spokesperson for the Partnership, and among other things, provides strategic guidance on the work of the Partnership and Network. A key aspect of the current GWP Strategy, is working to get decision-makers at the highest possible levels to take ownership of the agenda for sustainable management of water resources because of the major impact water has on social and economic development. Dr. Obeng spent 25 years at the World Bank before joining the GWP.

During her time at the World Bank, Dr. Obeng spent many years, working with sector ministries and communities, on policies, strategies, project preparation, implementation and evaluation while partnering with other aid assistance groups and organizations. Over the years Dr. Obeng has also worked on other sustainable development areas such as water resource management, environment, environmental health, growing capacity, waste management, community development and rural development. Dr. Obeng held managerial and director positions in Africa, Middle East and North Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean and, at the Corporate Level as Director, Office of the President. She has a passionate interest in sanitation.


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