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About Nelson

Mr. Nelson Gomonda, the Director of Programmes at the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), brings over 26 years of distinguished development expertise. With a focused dedication to the Water and Sanitation Sector, he boasts a robust 15-year track record at diverse levels.


Formerly the Senior Policy Specialist at WaterAid, Nelson steered governance initiatives remarkably. He also served as a consultant aiding renowned bodies, including the African Union. At the African Development Bank in Cote D’Ivoire, he excelled for three years as a Water Supply and Sanitation Consultant.

Nelson’s influence extends to his time at Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), where he played a pivotal role in the High-Level Political Dialogue at UNICEF in New York. Notably, he spearheaded a web-based monitoring and reporting system for Africa’s water and sanitation sector at AMCOW Secretariat in Abuja.

His extensive career spans esteemed organizations like WaterAid, the EU Delegation in Malawi, and DFID-supported projects. A Master’s Degree in Policy Studies from the Universities of Zimbabwe and Fort Hare underscores his expertise.