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Mukami Kariuki

Sector Manager, Urban Development & Services Practice, East and Southern Africa

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R. Mukami Kariuki, is currently the World Bank, Sector Manager for Urban Development and Services in East and Southern Africa; and thematic coordinator for Urban Development in Africa.  An Urban and Regional Planner by training, she has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of decentralization, local capacity building, urban/regional development planning, and infrastructure and service delivery.  Her work experience spans several continents and a range of urban sector priorities including slum upgrading, disaster management, local government and decentralization; it includes specialization in the water sector, including pro-poor water supply and sanitation services, local and small private service providers, services for small towns. She has written or contributed to a number of papers, articles, newsletters, on diverse topics including  the World Bank’s Water Sector Strategy, 2003;  “Guidelines for Town Water Supply”, “Local Private Providers of Water and Energy Services”, and “Water for the Urban Poor: Water Markets, Household Demand, and Service Preferences in Kenya”.