As a Development Finance Specialist, Ziyanda is the Programme Manager for the AU-EU Water Partnership Programme being implemented by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

The programme aims at unlocking public and private funding for water infrastructure projects in Africa by advancing the financial viability of the projects. In implementing the programme, SIWI will provides technical assistance in the form of resource mobilization, financial structuring, development of the business case, institutional capacity building and various other interventions that will allow the projects to progress through the project development lifecycle to reach bankability and financial close.

Ziyanda Mpakama holds a MPhil in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and has over 10 years’ experience in Infrastructure Finance.