National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

Dr. Rose Kaggwa has worked in various management levels within National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and is currently the Director Business and Scientific Services responsible for
Water Quality Management, Training and Capacity Development, Research and Development and External Services which is the NWSC Consultancy arm. She has over 26 years’ experience in the water sector.
Rose has interfaced with various players in the water sector and has spearheaded partnerships in several countries that include: Bangaladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda,
Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, India and Zambia. She has been a key player in the various performance improvement approaches applied in the NWSC at both managerial and supervisory level and has with her great multi-tasking and networking abilities, led the NWSC consultancy unit for the last 13 years. She has served as the Second President for the African Water
Association Scientific and Technical Committee since 2014. She served as the Vice President for the UNESCO – IHP Advisory Committee for Human settlement, water and sanitation in 2016 for two years. Rose has won several international awards that include: winner of the International Water Association Woman in Water Award 201, Outstanding Woman/Power Africa Utility 2017, Water Leaders Award 2017 presented at the 7th Edition of the African Leadership Association Award, Mauritius, Award of Excellence in Quality Management for 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the World Confederation of Business. She is also an International Water Association fellow.
Dr. Rose has been instrumental in establishing the African Professional Women’s network under the African Water Association as well as the chapter for Uganda. Her passion is capacity development and she has been instrumental in raising the profile of women and girl child in the water and sanitation sector. She has greatly supported the NWSC initiatives of the School and Water Sanitation clubs and the Young Water Professionals.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Chemistry (Honours) from Makerere University, Uganda, a Master of Science degree in Water Quality Management, Limnology and wetland ecology (with distinction) and a doctorate in Environmental Resources from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands.