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Rebecca J Gilsdorf

Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

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Rebecca is currently based in the World Bank’s Kinshasa office, working as a Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist. She joined the World Bank in 2016 as a Young Professional based in Washington DC. She has been working in Africa – including both Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa – primarily on Ghana, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt, and Angola and has also worked with the Water GP’s social inclusion team, on issues of citizen engagement, gender and inclusion. She also works as part of the Bank’s global urban sanitation team supporting projects across the globe and developing resources to support teams on a range of sanitation related topics – e.g., condominial sewerage, shared and public toilets, small town wastewater treatment and reuse. Rebecca is a civil and environmental engineer by training, with a BS from UW-Madison and MS from Stanford University, and she is pursuing a PhD at Stanford University, where her dissertation focuses on urban and peri-urban water supply and wastewater treatment/reuse in East Africa. To find out more or contact her, visit Rebecca’s LinkedIn page.