Ben Mann considers himself an “enlightened” engineer, leaving behind a formal training in domestic engineering and AutoCAD design for the thrills of sustainable water and sanitation projects in developing countries. He has toured through an array of organizations over the span of his career, from nongovernmental organizations to academics to implementers. These experiences helped Ben develop a wealth of expertise in a variety of implementation approaches, research and analysis methods, and funding mechanisms. His project implementation experience spans the globe, from Central America to Africa and India. Ben serves as a Global Practice Specialist for Water and Sanitation with DAI, contributing to new business development, technical project support, and institutional knowledge management. He is proficient in Spanish and is an expert in the use of technology for development, or ICT4D. He has supported the U.S. Agency for International Development on numerous global projects, including sanitation assessments in India, development of global drinking water quality guidelines, support for sustainable WASH policy formation, and the WaterPoint knowledge management portal.

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