Leonellha is our Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) specialist, developing innovative processes and working with key stakeholders to improve the efficiency, governance and sustainability in the sector.
Leonellha is an engineer, trainer, project designer and manager who has been working with seecon since 2009. She initiates and develops participatory processes that lead to sustainable interventions at local level in the fields of water, sanitation and resource management. Leonellha develops tailor-made training solutions and knowledge management tools in SSWM, sanitation safety planning, business development, good governance, leadership and participatory processes.
Leonellha worked 4 years in India designing and installing anaerobic decentralized wastewater treatment systems, and supporting Municipalities to develop their city sanitation plans. For more than 13 years she has developed, managed and successfully concluded multi-stakeholders projects financed by the European Commission, EuropeAid and SDC.
Leonellha graduated as Chemical Engineer in Caracas Venezuela, her motherland. She holds a Master Degree in Environmental Engineer from the Technical University of Hamburg, Germany, as well as a Certificate of Cooperation for Development from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and a MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development from the University of Karnataka, India. She trains in English, Spanish and Portuguese.