Peter Dwan

Peter is an Australian-based WASH specialist with 28 years’ experience of international development within a range of organisations including WaterAid, Oxfam, UNICEF, Mercy Corps and Australian Volunteers International. He has Masters Degrees in Water and Environment (WEDC, Loughborough University - thesis available for download here) and Social Science-International Development (RMIT University).

 

Peters experience includes 24 years’ of Australia-based program management and four years’ in-country experience in Laos, Mozambique, Sudan and Ethiopia. Peter’s WASH experience included managing water and sanitation projects in Ethiopia, Sudan and Mozambique with Oxfam Australia, in Lao PDR with UNICEF and in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Lao PDR with WaterAid Australia.

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Peter Dwan

 

Peter is an Australian-based WASH specialist with 28 years’ experience of international development within a range of organisations including WaterAid, Oxfam, UNICEF, Mercy Corps and Australian Volunteers International. He has Masters Degrees in Water and Environment (WEDC, Loughborough University) and Social Science-International Development (RMIT University).

 

Peters experience includes 24 years’ of Australia-based program management and four years’ in-country experience in Laos, Mozambique, Sudan and Ethiopia. Peter’s WASH experience included managing water and sanitation projects in Ethiopia, Sudan and Mozambique with Oxfam Australia, in Lao PDR with UNICEF and in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Lao PDR with WaterAid Australia.

 

From 2004-12 Peter was Head of International Programs for WaterAid Australia and was integral in the establishment of WaterAid Australia’s international program from its beginnings through to its development into one the key Australian NGOs operating in the WASH sector both in Australia and within the South East Asian and Pacific regions. During Peter's time as Head of International Programs WaterAid Australia secured over $17 million funding from DFAT for WASH programs in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

 

Peter was also founding co-chair of the Australian WASH Reference Group, a coalition of over 30 NGOs and academic institutions involved in WASH in developing countries. The WASH Reference Group has been instrumental in successfully advocating for a higher prioritisation of WASH within the Australian government aid program. In addition the Group formed a community of practice whereby regular activities, such as WASH trainings and conferences, have been undertaken in order for organisations active in the WASH sector to improve their knowledge and practice.

 

For the past three years Peter has been providing WASH expertise on a consulting basis, with an emphasis on WASH program evaluations. He recently led a WASH ‘Look-back’ evaluation of Red Cross WASH programs in Timor-Leste, an evaluation of ChildFund’s community and schools WASH projects in Timor-Leste and a review of WaterAid’s WASH program in Manufahi district. Other consultancies have included research studies on sanitation in Timor-Leste and PNG.

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peterdwan@fhdesigns.com.au washconsult.com.au / linkedin

Peter's recent experience. Peter is available for contracts of up to 1 month's duration

  • Australian Red Cross: Lead consultant, CVTL Look-back study More / Download the report here

    Look-back Study - Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL)WASH

     

    (November 2014)

     

    Designed and undertook an evaluation of CVTL’s WASH program, in particular the long tem sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. Included field visits to 9 project sites in 5 districts (Liquica, Bobonaro, Ainaro, Manatuto, Baucau, Lautem, Oecussi) in rural Timor-Leste as well as consulting key Red Cross staff and relevant government officials.

     

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  • Childfund Timor-Leste: End of Project External Evaluation of ChildFund WASH program More

    Lead Consultant – End of Project External Evaluation of ChildFund WASH program, Timor-Leste

     

    (May 2014)

     

    Designed and conducted an evaluation of a New Zealand government funded WASH program in 20 communities and schools in Bobonaro and Covalima districts. Involved field visits to a sample of 10 communities and 7 primary schools, as well as consulting key ChildFund and partner staff as well as relevant government officials from Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.

     

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  • WaterAid: Sanitation Marketing Training More

    Facilitator-Sanitation Marketing Training, WaterAid. Madagascar

     

    (June 2014)

     

    Designed and delivered a 4 day workshop on Sanitation Marketing to 30 WaterAid staff, partner and government officials from seven countries in southern Africa. The program included training in the 7 Step SanMark processes, including Formative Research into consumer demand and supply chain. An analysis was also undertaken of SanMark programs to date and the formulation of “next steps’ within each of the seven country programs.

     

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  • WASH Reference Group: Manager- Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice More

    Manager- Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice, Australian WASH Reference Group

     

    (2012 - 2013)

     

    Set up by 30 Australian development organisations to improve their knowledge and performance of sanitation marketing. The program set up a globally recognised SanMark website portal, provided online training webinars, access to expert advice, as well as conducting training programs in Cambodia, Fiji and Kenya for 120 practitioners from 33 countries representing 41 separate organisations.

     

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