Rose Wamalwa

Rose began working with Women's Earth Alliance (WEA) in 2011 when she was selected as a Fellow for the Global Women’s Water Initiative in East Africa. Rose participated in a rigorous training program which included leadership development, WASH education, water testing, action planning and hands-on construction of toilets, rainwater harvesting systems, and water treatments. Rose worked with grassroots women’s teams to provide support in planning, development and implementation of technologies and water projects in their communities in Kenya and Tanzania supporting them to build technologies, plan holistic strategies, and design sustainable projects.

Rose then launched her own organization called Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation which improves the lives of women, girls, and other vulnerable children in East Africa through access to education, health service, and capacity building for economic empowerment.

Today Rose guides WEA’s work in East Africa, focusing on building women’s climate resilience in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Rose has deep experience in community development, social entrepreneurship and transformational leadership for women’s empowerment. She holds a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, a Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences, and is currently pursuing Master of Science in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology in Kenya. Rose is a Trainer, A certified Enterprise Development Agent by UNDP Kenya, a WASH advocate, a climate protection champion and an environmental activist.