Water, Sanitation & Hygiene as a pathway to peace
Oct 02, 2020
Ryan Rowe
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene as a pathway to peace

Ryan  Rowe is a public health and development specialist with 15 years of combined experience in community mobilization, corporate finance, event management, fundraising, knowledge management, international business, marketing & communications, non-profit management, and water/health policy and practice.


Currently leading digital transformation, knowledge management, and learning for Mission inclusion, a private foundation working for the social and economic inclusion of vulnerable groups in Quebec (Canada) and 12 other countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.

Prior professional experiences include advising the Governments of Haiti and Malawi on policies for safe drinking-water, directing a non-profit in the United Arab Emirates, and establishing a US$630 million Middle East-focused infrastructure investment fund for the Macquarie Group, an investment bank.

In addition to his native English language, Ryan speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. He has traveled to over 60 countries and has lived in Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.

Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada and a Master of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. His accomplishments in academia and non-profit work have won him awards and honours and he was named as a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2010. He speaks regularly at private and public engagements on his work in dealing with water and health issues.

Ryan is open to new professional opportunities and connection requests from those with whom he has common interests, including work with Rotary, water/health/community development projects, fundraising and social entrepreneurship/impact