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Samuel Godfrey

Samuel Godfrey

UNICEF Ethiopia

Dr Samuel Godfrey has been Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in UNICEFs largest WASH programme globally (Ethiopia) since January 2013. Prior to that Dr Godfrey was the UNICEF Chief of WASH in Mozambique (2008-2013) where he was the coordinator of the UNICEF One Million Initiative and developer of the Sustainability Checks and as the WASH Specialist in Madhya Pradesh, India (2004-2008) where he led the Geochemical Wisewater Management programme. From 2001 to 2004 Dr Samuel Godfrey was based at Loughborough University (UK) Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) where he gained international recognition for his pioneering work on Water Safety Plans for Urban Piped Water Supplies in Uganda and India. This work provided key evidence for the revision of the WHOs Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality (2004). Whilst at WEDC, Dr Godfrey also developed and implemented the WHO/UNICEF Rapid Assessment of Drinking Water Quality (RADWQ) module for Nicaragua and taught post graduate courses in groundwater supply management and programme design, impact and implementation. From 1997 to 2001, Dr Godfrey worked in Angola and Zimbabwe as a Site Engineer and Technical Team leader for both private engineering companies and NGOs in two large scale groundwater development and supply programmes. Since 2006, Dr Godfrey has served on the Editorial Board of the Waterlines Journal, and as a peer reviewer for a range of journals including the IAH Hydrogeology Journal, the IWA Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development and WATER SA. Dr Samuel Godfrey describes himself as an “implementing academic.” Graduated from the UKs Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) with an MSc and PhD in water engineering, he has 18 years experience in the global water and sanitation sector. Dr Godfrey has published more than 40 peer reviewed academic publications, 5 books and numerous academic chapters.