Mr. Anton Earle

Position at SIWI: Director, Capacity Building
Phone: +46 8 121 360 83


Mr. Earle joined SIWI in 2008 as Programme Director of Capacity Building. He is responsible for organising, facilitating and lecturing at SIWI’s International Training Programmes (ITPs) in Transboundary Water Management (Global, MENA and Lake Victoria) and the Integrated Water Resources Management (Global, Zambezi and West Africa). SIWI’s capacity building service has grown under Mr Earle, who promoted the development of additional tailor-made programmes for specific river basin organisations (Cunene and Limpopo rivers in southern Africa) and countries (Indonesia).


Mr. Earle has extensive experience in capacity-building initiatives, Integrated Transboundary Water Resource Management, policy and institutional development, knowledge management and stakeholder participation. His diverse skills include project management and design, proposal development, management of multidisciplinary research teams, activities and budgets; workshop facilitation and network-building with governmental, donor and NGO professionals.

Mr. Earle is also a member of the SIWI Knowledge Services team developing a methodology for the identification and allocation of benefits on transboundary watercourses. This project investigates how allowing shared watercourses can play an active role in socio-economic development and political integration. The culmination of this work is the book ‘Transboundary Water Management: Principles and Practices’, which was co-edited by Mr. Earle and published by Earthscan. The book is aimed at water resource management professionals and advanced students of water management.


From 2005-2008, Mr Earle was Director of the African Centre for Water Research, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the Centre’s applied research and capacity building initiatives on Transboundary Water Management in southern Africa.  He participated in and led various initiatives facilitating the interaction between governments, basin organisations and other stakeholders in international river and lake basins. From 2003-2005, Mr Earle served as Deputy Head at the African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU) at the University of Pretoria, where he led projects and research on diverse water resource management and governance issues on rivers such as the Okavango, the Orange-Senqu, Limpopo and the Incomati.

Mr Earle is completing a Ph.D. at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, while working full-time as Programme Director at SIWI.