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Jeremiah Ouko Magar

Jeremiah Ouko Magar

History: Young Expert at Connect International - Kenya
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

Position after YEP

Lead Trainer at Connect International/Aqua Clara, Kenya

YEP Role

As a Training and Technical Support Officer at Connect International, we work towards establishing a H2OPE (Water Products and Expertise) Accelerator that aims to build local expertise on WASH. Our services include technical and business training as well as client support services to technicians and organisations undertaking WASH projects. We are also set to establish a business incubation programme for technicians keen on undertaking installation of water filters, roof water catchment systems and construction of Ecosan latrines as a business.


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Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Effective listening and presentation skills
  • Training skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Quick to learn new skills
Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: BSc.  Environmental Health

 

Experience before YEP

Aqua Clara Kenya, Training and Technical Support Officer (TTSO)

My responsibilities included offering trainings and technical support on use of Membrane and Biosand Filters to purify drinking water. I trained sales agents on demand creation for membrane filters.

I worked also in collaboration with Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) International Technical Advisor to Africa to offer trainings and Technical Support to organizations.

 

Industrial attachment

I worked with government health centres as an intern.  My main interest was on disease epidemiology especially water related diseases as they pose a major burden to many parts within Kenya. I participated in community sensitization programmes on WASH and the impact it had on reducing disease occurrence.

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Organisation: Connect International
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