Joe Mulligan is the Associate Director of Kounkuey Design Initiative and a Chartered Civil Engineer. Joe has over ten years of professional experience in the design and delivery of water, wastewater, and drainage systems; and rural and urban participatory design and engineering projects in multiple contexts in the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Previously a Senior Engineer at BuroHappold Engineering, Joe has volunteered with KDI since 2008, became a board member in 2010, and served as KDI’s first Kenya Country Director in 2012. He has lectured extensively around the world and has written widely in academic and practice publications on participation, sustainability assessment, infrastructure, and “resilience”. Joe received a first-class MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London and the Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris and was awarded an EPSRC studentship to study for an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. He is currently undertaking an industrial PhD with KDI at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden on “Community-Responsive Adaptation” to flood risk in low-income informal areas.

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