Daniel Opwonya

Daniel is a qualified engineer with over 11 years professional experience in conceptualizing, designing and implementing multi-disciplinary projects in public and private sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Makerere University and a Masters in Hydro Science and Engineering from Technical University of Dresden (TUD) –Germany. The skills and competences to achieve results are derived from applying personal, engineering and management principles acquired from his BSc. and MSc. Engineering degrees, iterative learning and various postgraduate leadership and management certificates. Daniel has spent most of his professional work on projects related to the water, environment and natural resources sectors with the overarching goal for building resilience, improving livelihoods and offering sustainable development. 

For 8 years, Daniel worked with GIZ as a Senior Technical Advisor supporting strengthening institutional and organizational competences of the Directorate of Water Resources Management of Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and Uganda National Meteorological Authority to execute their mandates within the framework of adaptation to climate change impacts. Specifics include: technical advisory and advocacy services, stakeholder and resources mobilization, policy analysis, strategy implementation, project management, networking, monitoring, reporting and verification of results. Daniel’s postgraduate trainings include: Integrated Flood Risk Management, Commission Management, PRINCE2-Project Management and Programme on Negotiations-from Harvard.