Ai-Ju Huang, Senior Water Specialist and CIWA Deputy Program Manager

Ai-Ju Huang

Senior Water Specialist and CIWA Deputy Program Manager

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Ai-Ju has over 20 years of experience spanning the water and public health sectors. She is currently part of the World Bank's East Africa Water Team, serving as the Deputy Program Manager for the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) multi-donor partnership. She is also the unit focal point for the refugee agenda, leading activities in Uganda and beyond, covering sector reforms and investments to improve water service provisions in refugee settlements and host communities.  In her previous role, she led the strategic and technical support to the management and operation of global partnerships in the Water Global Practice, namely the Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) and the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). Prior to joining the Bank, Ai-Ju worked at the Health Division of the United States White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where she led the U.S. President’s reforms to improve accountability and performance of the federal health and welfare programs and international and domestic health policies. Ai-Ju also worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office where she focused on public finance for the city’s health programs for low-income families, at UNDP on HIV/AIDS, and at the American International Health Alliance on women’s health in Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Russia.  Ai-Ju has a Master’s degree in public health policy and finance from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College.