Charles is a professional engineer and management consultant with 27 years experience in civil engineering, water supply and sanitation program development, and management.
He started his career at Ghana Water Company Limited, the utility serving Ghana. He began as the urban planning and development water supply engineer and was promoted to Project and Regional Engineer. His responsibilities included the development of new and existing water supply systems and operations of the regional water utility services.
Charles is currently the Managing Director of Bhekans Services Ltd, a private consulting firm, working in urban water supply and sanitation services. He also collaboratively works as an associate consultant with several international and local consulting firms.
Charles has worked on water supply projects in Nigeria and Liberia which involved engineering design, construction supervision and contract management of water supply and sanitation projects worth several millions of US dollars.
He has attended workshops on operation and management of urban and rural water supply services, and presented research papers on treatment, operations and management of urban water supply services.
Charles has BSc Civil Engineering from KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana; a professional certificate in Urban Supply and Water Loss Management in Germany; and an MBA – Finance, Leicester University, UK. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.
Gilbert Mafico is a Civil Engineer with 22 years’ experience as a water, sanitation design and construction engineer. He has worked in the fields of water supply, sewerage reticulation and treatment works, including associated structural and building works. Gilbert spent five years working in Europe, and 17 years across Southern African in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.
Gilbert graduated from the National University of Science & Technology (Zimbabwe) in 1995 and joined a Harare based firm, Hydro-Utilities Consulting Engineers. In 2001 he joined the Bulawayo City Council as a Senior Water and Wastewater Engineer.
In 2003 he relocated to Botswana where he joined CGC Civil and Building Contractors as an Assistant Project Manager, a role that he held until the end of July 2004. He then moved to the Republic of Ireland where he joined Jennings O’Donovan Consulting Engineers as a Lead Design Water Engineer, a role that he held until August 2008.
In September 2008 Gilbert returned to Botswana and joined Pula Consultants (Pty) Ltd as Principal Engineer for water and sanitation projects. He worked in Botswana until December 2014 and then briefly with RCI Consultants in 2015.
In 2016, he moved to Zambia, to provide consultancy services for the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (Zambia) Limited, as a Quality Control Consultant, on the $150M Kafue-Lusaka bulk water supply project. The assignment was completed in December 2018, and Gilbert returned to Zimbabwe to continue as a private consultant on a portfolio of local water, wastewater and structural engineering projects.
Gilbert Mafico, BEng (Hons), MZweIE, PrEng, MIEI, is a Member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers, and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe.
John is a professional engineer with over 25 years working experience in both project management and maintenance for civil/structural engineering and municipal infrastructure (i.e. water, sewer and roads networks).
He started as a Civil engineering Technician with the National Railways of Zimbabwe where he received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from Harare Polytechnic; and, later, a degree in Civil Engineering as a Cadet from the University of Zimbabwe.
Recently he has been working on piped water supply schemes in Chimanimani as the emergency response to the aftereffects of Cyclone Idai. The schemes supply water to clinics, schools and villages whose water supplies were destroyed by the Cyclone.
Erasmus is a professional engineer and project management consultant with 30 years’ experience in civil engineering, water supply and sanitation and management.
He started his career with the Zimbabwe department of roads as a design and construction engineer. He then moved to John Burrow & Partners Consulting engineers as an urban infrastructure design engineer with a focus on roads, water and sanitation. Erasmus then became a construction manager with a civil engineering company before joining the Gweru City Council as Assistant Director of Engineering services responsible for water and sanitation. He was then promoted to the position of Gweru Water Manager when water and sanitation was made a strategic business unit.
After 18 years with the Gweru municipality, Erasmus moved to Botswana where he helped the government to develop water and sanitation infrastructure for towns and municipalities, including training of staff over a period of four years. Next he joined the German firm of Hydroplan to manage water supply projects in Mozambique. On completion of that assignment he joined another Germany consulting company, Dorsche International, as a project manager for water supply project.
Currently he is a Director at Ras Civil Projects, an infrastructure development and training consultancy in Zimbabwe. Erasmus has worked on several water and sanitation projects for GIZ, Welt Hunger Hilfe and CNFA Zimbabwe.
Erasmus has a BSc Eng (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Certificate in Sewage Works Engineering from Japan and several water management certificates from various agencies.