Anthony Waterkeyn, Co-Founder

Director of Evaluation and Advocacy

Mr. Anthony Waterkeyn,

Co-Founder /Director

Anthony Waterkeyn  (B.Sc. Building and M.Eng. Tropical Public Health Engineering from Leeds University, UK) has 35 years of  field experience in the WASH sector since joining WaterAid in 1985, establishing WaterAid offices in Kenya (1985-1991) and then Zimbabwe (1991-1996). He then founded Mvuramanzi Trust, to promote the ‘self-supply’ of Upgraded Family Wells.  In 1996 he co-founded Zimbabwe AHEAD to introduce  the CHC concept,  followed by Africa ADEAD  in South Africa (2005), and  in the UK (2013).   He was also Technical Advisor  with World Bank (WSP)  in Uganda (2003-2005) and Rwanda (2006 – 2016) and AfDB to develop the RWSSI Strategy (2017-2025).


Country experience: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Bhutan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jamaica, Haiti.

Curriculum Vitae: Click here for full CV 


Maksimsovski, N & Waterkeyn, A. (2010) The Community Health Club Approach in Informal Settlements: Case study from eThekwini municipality, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Water Institute of South Africa, Durban. South Africa

Waterkeyn, A. (2005)  Hygiene & Sanitation Strategies in Uganda: How to achieve sustainable behaviour change? 31st  Water Engineering & Development Centre Conference: Kampala. Uganda.

Waterkeyn. A. (2012) The Dissemination and Scale up of  CHCsAfrica  AHEAD Side Event. Water and Health Conference University of North Carolina. Presentation.

Waterkeyn. A. (2013)    CHCs sparking self supply  in Zimbabwe. Water and Health Conference. University of North Carolina. Presentation

Waterkeyn. A. (2014) Vision 5 x 5: Scaling up Community Health Clubs. Africa AHEAD/Stockholm Environment Institute Side Event. World Water Week, Stockholm.

Waterkeyn J & Waterkeyn A.  (2000) Demand Led Sanitation in Zimbabwe. Water Engineering & Development Centre: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Waterkeyn J & Waterkeyn. A.  (2004) Taking PHAST the Extra Mile Through Community Health Clubs. Water Sanitation Programme – East Africa

Waterkeyn J. & Waterkeyn A. (2013) Creating a culture of health: hygiene behaviour change in community health clubs through knowledge and positive peer pressure. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development  Vol 3 No 2. 144–155

Waterkeyn J, Matimati R, Muringaniza A, Chingono A, Ntakarutimana A, Katabarwa J, Bigirimana Z, Pantoglou J, Waterkeyn A, Cairncross S. (2019). Comparative Assessment of Hygiene Behaviour Change and Cost-effectiveness of Community Health Clubs in Rwanda and ZimbabweIntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.89995

Waterkeyn J, Waterkeyn A, Uwingabire F, Pantoglou J, Ntakarutimana A, Mbirira M, Katabarwa J, Bigirimana Z., Cairncross S, Carter R. (2020). The value of monitoring data in a process evaluation of hygiene behaviour change in Community Health Clubs to explain findings from a cluster-randomised controlled trial in RwandaBMC Public Health 20, 98 (2020).