The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced the appointment of Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development. This follows the resignation of the erstwhile Vice President of Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Dr. Jennifer Blanke.
Wambui, who joined the African Development Bank Group in 2018 as Director, Water Development and Sanitation, currently supervises the Bank’s water sector program of over $ 4.5 billion covering 44 countries and multinational projects. Wambui has a supervisory role over two divisions, namely the Water Development, Coordination and Partnerships, and Water Security and Sanitation divisions, as well as the African Water Facility divisions, a project preparation facility. She also leads the development and coordination of the technical program, manages the department’s human resources and budget, and the development of extensive partnership activities.
Her leadership role includes water sector policy dialogue, strategy and business development, and spearheading innovations. Before joining the African Development Bank, she worked for the World Bank where she served in various capacities for twenty years, including 17 years in water resources management, supply, sanitation, irrigation and drainage, with vast experience in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Nairametrics