native language: French
also speaks: English

Dr. Doulaye Kone

Doulaye supports the Gates Foundation’s effort to provide access to safe sanitation to the 2.5 billion people currently without it. He is disrupting the decades-long status quo in the developing world sanitation sector by reinventing the toilet and reimagining fecal sludge management business as a sustainable utility service. He is responsible for the Transformative Technologies and product development portfolio, and for shaping the Foundation efforts in birthing a new sanitation industry to equitably serve the majority of poor communities in developing countries.

Before joining the foundation in 2011, Doulaye was with the African Water Association (AfWA) as Program Coordinator Africa Water Operators Partnerships’ (WOP-Africa). An initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) jointly implemented in Africa by AfWA and its partners (IWA, AfDB/AWF, USAID, AQUAFED) under the Global WOPs alliance framework coordinated by UN-Habitat.

Doulaye has more than 20 years’ experience as a sanitation and water specialist; a development professional and lead scientist. He holds a Ph.D., and MAS in sanitary and environmental engineering; MSc. and BSc in Physics and Chemistry.

Areas of Expertise

Communication, Water Hygiene and Sanitation, International Diplomacy, Advocacy