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Stephen Mwape

Stephen Mwape

History: Young Expert at We Consult - Zambia
YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 9

Position after YEP

Water Supply and Sanitation Coordinator at the Government of the Republic of Zambia

YEP Role

I worked as a a Junior Hydrogeologist for Aquaquest Ltd. Aquaquest Ltd. - part of the WE Consult Group - is a water supply consultancy active in East and Southern Africa. The company assists farmers, mining companies and housing projects without access to surface water by providing hydro-geological assessments and geophysical field surveys and by supervising borehole drilling, development and testing.


The work I did mainly consisted of performing geophysical surveys, drilling supervising and testing pumping of boreholes. Part of the work involved processing the data in GIS and Excel and summarizing the results in a report.


At my work together with a Dutch Young Expert, who is also my supervisor.

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I have a Diploma in Water Engineering from the University Of Zambia (UNZA) and am trained at the Natural Resources development College (NRDC). As part of my training at NRDC I did an internship program with World Vision Zambia under the Zambia Water Sanitation and Hygiene program (ZWASH). During my Internship program I was exposed to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities which include borehole sitting, borehole drilling and construction, test pumping, installation of hand pumps, design and installation of water supply systems. 



Nationality: Zambian
Education: Diploma in Water Engineering at Natural Resources Development College


Experience before YEP

  • Hydrogeological Technician / GIS Trainee with Aquaquest limited,a water supply consultancy company in Zambia
  • WASH activities which include Geophysical surveys, Borehole drilling and construction, hand pump installation, tank stand installation at Zambia Water Sanitation and Hygiene program (ZWASH) under World Vision Zambia
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