Paul Patrick Onyango

Paul Patrick Onyango

Programme Component Manager, Water Sector Reform Programme
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Paul Patrick Onyango holds a BSc from Germany; in Civil and Hydraulics Engineering. He is a senior Technical Advisor within the German Development Cooperation in Kenya, under the GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme which is based at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation headquarters in Nairobi. He is a member of the German Association for water, waste water and waste (DWA). He has worked with GIZ in Kenya and East Africa region in different capacities. He was the Project Manager for the EU-GIZ-SIDA EcoSan Promotion Project, which piloted the EcoSan under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation from 2007-2010 in Kenya. He is currently in charge of Policy and Strategy Development support to the MWI in Kenya under the GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme.


Paul Patrick Onyango has over 20 years of working experience with German Development Cooperation covering water supply (urban and rural), waste water management, faecal sludge management, water sector policy, and legal framework and sector reforms. He has worked as a technical manager for water utility and project manager (EcoSan Promotion Project in Kenya, Integrated Rural Development Projects in Lamu and Tana River Counties of Kenya and Emergency Road and Dykes Rehabilitation Projects in Southern Sudan). He was a member of the secretariat of the MWI which drafted and developed the Water Act 2016 of Kenya. From 2011 he initiated the piloting of Ecosan technologies in urban low income areas with Water Services Trust Fund with the support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and KfW Bank of Germany and GIZ within the MWI.