Walter Mwasaa is a development aid worker with 15 years of experience guiding the implementation of livelihood, food security development and recovery programmes. His work has included communities affected by recurrent natural and man-made disasters ranging from droughts and flooding, to conflict and livestock and plant diseases. He has developed a keen interest in developing programmes and interventions that are geared towards achieving stable outcomes for target households in light of these recurrent and often unpredictable shocks.
He has previously worked in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, and is currently in Bangladesh overseeing the implementation of a large, donor-funded multisectoral programme aimed at reducing food insecurity and increasing resilience to shocks for rural communities in the northern part of the country.
Mr Mwasaa has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Arts in Development Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of the transition of youth from education to gainful employment as a means of addressing poverty. He is a native of Kenya.