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Sanata Thera

Sanata Thera

Young Expert at IRC - Africa
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 21

YEP Role

As a Young Expert in WASH, my role in IRC is to contribute to the Water Theme by working: on relationship building and strengthen partnerships, with local governments to develop a masterplan for their district and  with district authorities on investment plans and a roadmap on how WASH fits into the wider district-wide plan and,  in a network with other Young Experts – which may provide additional and alternative insights as well as new ways of working.


Water structures, water resources management, water treatment processes, environmental management, solid waste management, structural analysis, hydraulics, renewable energies(hydro-electricity), project management.


  • Nationality: Malian
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2018 and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 2018 at the University of Anadolu, Eskisehir, Turkey

Experience before YEP

From February 2019 to July 2020, I worked as a construction engineer in ATLAS GROUP SARL, a construction company. I was responsible of the design and management of projects, site management and translations of project documents from Turkish to French.

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Organisation: IRC
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