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Juerg Christen

Managing Director, Senior Social Infrastructure and Environmental Management Specialist

Juerg Christen’s professional background is in civil and environmental engineering with more than 20 years of working experience in the Swiss private sector and in programmes of the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation, Swiss NGOs and international development agencies.

He has been engaged as project manager and programme director, advisor and consultant in transport and mobility, water supply, sanitation, urban and rural health infrastructure services, environmental management, municipal and hazardous waste management and small enterprise involvement in shelter and energy efficiency projects in Nepal, Albania, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegowina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guatemala, Lesotho, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine.

His strengths are in the area of project appraisal and development, project management, strategic planning, institutional development, and capacity building, stakeholder participation, community mobilisation, decentralisation as well as impact monitoring and evaluation.

He has participated in the organisation and facilitation of a number of international workshops conferences and study tours and has been prominently involved in building up the global Collaborative Working Group in Solid Waste Management in low- and middle- income countries.