Mirco Keller

Water and Sanitation Specialist

     Areas of expertise

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Solid Waste Management (SWM), Faecal Sludge Management (FSM)
  • Humanitarian aid and development cooperation projects

Mirco Keller has more than 8 years of experience in international development cooperation and humanitarian aid in a range of contexts. At the beginning of his career, he worked for different international NGOs in the water & sanitation sector and then joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a Water and Habitat Delegate. More recently, he worked for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Bangladesh on the implementation of a humanitarian Direct Action project in the field of WASH. Through his extensive work experiences in the field he has acquired expertise and know-how in the design, implementation and monitoring of projects and in the capacity building of partners in different thematic areas of the urban and rural water and sanitation sector.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) M.Sc. in Water and Environmental Management (2012), WEDC, Loughborough University, UK

B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (2010), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Working languages German (native), English (excellent), French (good)
Nationality Swiss
Years of Experience 8+
Country experience and regional expertise Sub-Saharan Africa: Sierra Leone, Malawi, Burundi, Tanzania, Benin, Uganda

Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Jordan

Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar

Selected projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Expert for the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
  • Water and Habitat Delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kirkuk, Iraq and Maungdaw, Myanmar
  • WASH Project Manager for Terre des Hommes in Iraq
  • Public-Private Sanitation Programme Manager for GOAL in Freetown, Sierra Leone in an urban Faecal Sludge Management programme
  • WASH Program Manager for Inter Aide in Malawi, managing a rural water and sanitation programme, including the set-up of a handpump maintenance system
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