Ms Joanna Fatch

WaterNet Alumni Chairperson

Ms Joanna Fatch is a social scientist with an interest and experience in water and development - water resources governance, water supply and sanitation and community development. She has been involved in various fora in varying capacities; at the continental level, she represented southern Africa in the development and finalisation of the Africa Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) Policy and Strategy on Mainstreaming youth in the Water and Sanitation Sector and is an Africa region representative to the End Water Poverty Steering Committee. At the SADC level, she works for the Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa and WaterAid in advocating for effective youth involvement in water sector in the region as the Regional Youth Focal Person. Joanna is currently the WaterNet Alumni Association Chairperson and has previously served the Association as its immediate past Vice Chairperson. Joanna Fatch is a PhD research fellow at the University of the Western Cape, Institute for Water Studies where her research focuses of boundaries of benefit sharing in the Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa sub-basin of the Zambezi. Joanna hails from Nsanje, Malawi.