Paul Orengoh, PhD, PMP

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Paul Orengoh, PhD, PMP

Director of Programs

Dr. Paul Orengoh, a Kenyan, is the Director of Programs at African Ministers’ Council on Water, a concept to execution driver with extensive experience in developing, managing, and implementing complex projects and programs on water resources and ecosystems management, watershed planning and management, climate change and adaptation across countries in Africa and the Middle East.   

He is based in Abuja, Nigeria where he plays a critical role in setting and executing Africa’s water and sanitation sector agenda as the technical figurehead within the African Union framework which recognizes AMCOW as the continent’s premier water and sanitation body under the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment. 

Prior to this, Dr. Orengoh served in various capacities across multiple organizations including the World Bank where he led the Water Security & Climate Resilience Program in Kenya, RTI International where he served as Senior Coordinator for Water & Ecosystems Management Centre overseeing Africa and the Middle East operations, and various other roles with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) including Deputy Chief of Party & Field Coordinator for the ProMara Program among other senior technical and managerial portfolios.  

Dr. Orengoh is a PhD holder in Environmental Sciences from the University of East London, in addition to other professional and academic certifications in water economics, natural resources management, international development and strategic communications. Dr. Orengoh is also a certified Water Rights Expert with the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, otherwise called the African Court of Justice, and has in the recent past been called upon to provide expert opinions in specific water access related litigations. 

He has authored a number of publications, chapters in books, and also contributed to papers during development of peer-reviewed journals on a range of subjects, including, including water security, conservation education, hydro-diplomacy, water rights, among others.