Sanitation and the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals: What role can science, technology and engineering play in achieving the goals?
Georgia Tech CEE Class of 1974 (BS)
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Klaus 1116 West
3:00 – 4:30
Eddy Perez is a public policy and institutional development specialist in the global sanitation, hygiene and water supply sector. He is a global leader in rural and urban sanitation service delivery working with and advising governments on sector reform, policy-making, strategy development, capacity building, and financing for the poor. From 2004 to 2014, Eddy was the Lead Sanitation specialist for the World Bank and led the Water and Sanitation (WSP) global practice on scaling up rural sanitation which used evidenced based knowledge to influence policies and practices of governments and development partners in Africa, South Asia and East Asia. Prior to joining the WB, Eddy worked for 13 years for CDM International (an environmental engineering firm) as the Technical Director for the USAID funded WASH and, Environmental Health Project (EHP) that provided short term technical assistance and analytical work to USAID Washington DC as well as USAID Mission in developing countries globally. Eddy also worked for various International NGOs and started his development career as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Eddy is the Chair of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program expert working group on sanitation for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and a member of the Advisory Group of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). Eddy has a BS in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Science in Engineering and Public Policy (with a concentration in Science and Technology in International Development) from Washington University (in St. Louis).