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Dr Rashid Mbaziira

Executive Secretary
Provides political leadership and ensures effective linkage between AMCOW’s strategic directions and its operations.
Assumed Office:
November 2021

About Dr Rashid

Dr Rashid Mbaziira-a Uganda national- is the AMCOW Executive Secretary and works with  a broad range of stakeholders in political mobilization, inspirational and manages and enhances AMCOW’s position as the African Water and Sanitation sector leader, convener and agenda setting organization. A Rhodes Scholar, he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Oxford, St Catherine’s College, in 2007. His research was in the field of Water Sciences, Policy and Management. He also holds a BSc in Agricultural Engineering degree (First Class) from Makerere University, Kampala; and a Stage 1 certificate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


Dr Mbaziira has two decades of experience; 15 years of which have been in providing policy development leadership in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. His expertise includes formulation and operationalisation of strategic continental initiatives to implement the Sharm-el-Sheikh Declaration on accelerating the achievement of water and sanitation goals in Africa. He has technical knowledge and practical disposition to addressing challenges related to water management, sanitation and hygiene services provision making him a highly sought-after-professional. His robust track record of coordinating multi-stakeholder interventions to strengthen Africa’s water management function at both regional and sub-regional levels reflects his acumen. A key highlight is the formulation of the African Water Resources Management Priority Action Programme 2016 – 2025 that informs the AMCOW Strategy 2018 -2030. He has provided technical facilitation to prepare the AMCOW Governance Framework and Management Strategy.