Jacob Kwasi Amengor is a young water professional from Ghana, with over 9 years’ experience in the water and sanitation sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Water and Sanitation from the University of Cape Coast in 2014, and currently he is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. Jacob is a Member of the International Water Association, and the Chair to its Young Water Professionals Steering Committee.
Since 2014, Jacob has been working with the Ghana Water Company Limited as a Water Quality Analyst. Also, he founded the WASH Advancement Centre, a social enterprise with focus on constructing solar-mechanised water systems and on-site sanitary facilities in rural communities, and training of WASH entrepreneurs.
Jacob likes to write articles on environmental sustainability with a special focus on emerging WASH issues. He loves to mentor, inspire and motivate young people to find solutions to challenges in the water sector because he believes that the successful realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals depends on the abilities of young people. Ultimately, Jacob wants to see a world, where access to clean water and sanitation is no longer a reserve for the privileged few; rather, a human right realized for all regardless of place, class, and status.