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Strategic advisory services Kettie Alinafe Harawa


key skills:

  • Coalition Building
  • Institutional Strengthening (local and national levels)
  • Capacity Building
  • WASH Policy
  • Water Resources Management
  • System Strengthening


  • English
  • Chichewa
  • Tumbuka
  • Tonga

Kettie Alinafe Harawa Director of Influence and Scale

Kettie is an influential international development professional with 20 years of experience in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector with a proven record of scaling district wide initiatives and transforming social economic systems to achieve sustainable development goals. Kettie has an extensive network of actors with whom she has collaborated during her career and is uniquely capable of forming and strengthening relationships with non-governmental organizations, the private sector, donor organizations, and government institutions at various levels. Her strong relationships with actors from the community level to the district government, allow her to advocate for and influence changes within the WASH sector at all necessary levels. Kettie excels at facilitation and institutional strengthening. During her time with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) and Oxfam, Kettie demonstrated her ability to mobilize communities by facilitating community participatory mapping of water points in southern Malawi, establishing community monitoring systems, and ensured the data was incorporated and disseminated within the appropriate government institution to inform decision making and programming. She is currently the chairperson of the Water and Environmental Sanitation Network of Malawi and the current Acting Chairperson of the Council for Non-Governmental Organizations of Malawi (CONGOMA).

Kettie became the Country Director at Water For People in Malawi in 2005 and has worked extensively with institutional strengthening of the Blantyre Water Board in Malawi, facilitating the establishment of 10 water users associations that manage 1,000 communal water kiosks in Blantyre. She also led the Water For People team in Malawi to construct 363 water kiosks and established a sanitation business chain to provide lasting sanitation services in Blantyre, including a thriving pit emptying business. Currently, as Director of Influence and Scale, Kettie uses her experience implementing and expanding Water For People’s achievements and lessons in Malawi to inform and influence other WASH sector actors, especially local and national government.

Kettie is finalizing a Master of Philosophy degree in Civil and Environmental Science from Strathclyde University, Scotland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Malawi the Polytechnic.  

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