Dr. David Wellington ESSAW

Dr. David Wellington ESSAW is a Development Planning and Water Management Expert, Facilitator

and a Researcher. He has over 20 years professional experience in adult learning participatory methodologies, water management and policy issues, community development, development planning and management, socio-economic research and impact assessment, organisational development, and facilitation.

Dr. Essaw has worked in a number of organisations in various capacities. He was the Primary Health Care Coordinator, Assin District; Community Animation Officer on the Central Region Rural Water Supply Project; Trainer/Resource Person for the Business Advisory Centre of National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Cape Coast; and Community Development Specialist on the EU Small Towns Water Supply Project in Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions of Ghana. He also provided advisory support to Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) on the Agience Francaise de Developpement (AfD) sponsored Rural and Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana.

He has consulted for a number of governmental and non-governmental organisations in various aspects of development planning, water management and community work for various clients including DFID funded Capacity Building for Decentralised Development (CBDD) in Nigeria, International Foundation for Election System (IFES), World Vision International (WVI), DANIDA, Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank, United State Agency for International Development (USAID), Agience Francaise de Developpement (AFD), CARE International, Christian Council of Ghana, Ministry of Health (MOH), Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Ghana Education Service (GES) and European Union (EU).

He has PhD in Water Resources Management from the University of New England, Armidale, Australia; M.Phil in Development Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and BSc. (Hons) in Development Planning from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He has attended several other courses aimed at strengthening his professional competencies from Ghana, Nigeria and Australia. Other countries visited are: USA, Canada, Denmark, and UK.