Ms. Chibesa Pensulo

Position at SIWI: Programme Manager, Knowledge Services
Phone: +46 8 121 360 90


Ms. Pensulo is a Programme Manager at SIWI and works primarily with capacity building and advisory services. She is currently involved in developing and implementing capacity building programmes with partner organisations under the SIDA Partner Driven Cooperation initiative.


Prior to joining SIWI, Ms. Pensulo was a technical specialist in the Water Services Policy and Strategy directorate of the national Department of Water Affairs in South Africa. During this time, Ms. Pensulo coordinated development of policies and strategies to improve and extend water services delivery in South Africa. Ms. Pensulo also has experience in working with water and wastewater utilities, having served as coordinator of the water demand management pilot project in Zambia under the UN-Habitat Water for African Cities Programme. She has also served brief assignments in other civil engineering related sectors. Her main area of expertise is water supply and sanitation, at both operational and strategic levels.


Ms. Pensulo is a Zambian national and has degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.