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Cecil Nundwe

Principal Water Resources Management Specialist ,African Development Bank

Cecil Nundwe is a Zambian national working for the African Development Bank as a Principal Water Resources Management Specialist. Cecil joined the Bank on 16th October 2019.  He previously worked for the World Bank. Irish Aid, and the government of Zambia.  He holds bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and law and has a Master of Science degree in integrated water resources management. He has over 30 years of experience in the water sector covering water supply, sanitation, and water resources sectors. 

His experience, derived from government, private sector and development corporation organizations includes policy development, institutional and legal reforms covering both executive and regulatory functions. He also has operational experience covering project planning, design, implementation, management; monitoring and evaluation of water and water related sectors, including the development of program-based approaches. He has participated and on occasion, led the undertaking of analytical work and sharing of knowledge products and advocated for the application of effective approaches for the delivery of water related goods and services nationally and, from transboundary perspectives.   

He has supported a wide range of lending operations southern African region, including the Water Resources Development Project in Zambia, the regional Zambezi River Basin Program that includes support  for the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam (one of the world’s largest man-made reservoirs), the preparation of the Batoka Gorge Hydro-Electric Scheme,  Pilot Project for climate resilience, and the project to develop the Zambezi Watercourse Strategic Plan, among others.    

He has a keen interest in institutions and law as the interface between public, private sector roles and responsibilities in development.   

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