Urs Hagnauer

Technology Transfer Specialist

Cleaner technologies

     Areas of expertise

  • human resource development
  • institutional strengthening in divers sectors
  • sustainable construction practices
  • water and sanitation management
  • community management and empowerment

Urs Hagnauer is an experienced project manager who gained extensive experience in the field of human resource development, institutional strengthening in divers sectors, such as cleaner technology transfer aspects for sustainable construction practices, as well as management in the field of water and sanitation with a focus on sustainability through community management and empowerment.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) MBA Management and Human Resources, (Rushmore University, George Town)

Agromechanic, (Technical College Winterthur / Bucher-Guyer AG, Switzerland)

Working languages German (native),

Spanish, English (excellent)

Years of Experience 40
Nationality Swiss
Country experience and regional expertise Africa: Lesotho

Asia: Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kirgizstan

Americas: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Paraguay

Select projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • Regional Director Operations, Water and Sanitation Sector for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Central America
  • Project Manager, Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Program, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Institutional Development Advisor, Rural Development Program, Kathmandu NEPAL
  • Training Manager and Human Resource Development Advisor, DRWS, Lesotho
  • Technical Advisor for Agricultural Sector, Helvetas Program Office in Kyrgyzstan
  • Technical Training and Enterprise Promotion Specialist, Agricultural Light Engineering Program Mardan, NWFP, Pakistan
  • Technical Adviser, Agro Mechanic School, Caacupé, Paraguay
Key clients
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Government of Lesotho
  • European Union
Affiliations and networks
  • ResEau, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Member of the National Geographic Society, USA
  • Skat/RWSN representative to the Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) Knowledge & Learning constituency.