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David Tsetse, Ph.D.

Global Lead and Senior Advisor - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David works with CRS staff around the world to help get clean water and adequate hygiene items - like latrines and handwashing stations - to those who need it most.

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As CRS’ global lead on water, sanitation, and hygiene, David Tsetse works hand-in-hand with CRS staff members, as well as local and international partners, to help people access clean water. David also provides advice on how to best implement good hygiene behaviors throughout all CRS programs, ensuring that CRS staff and program participants avoid the potential spread of illnesses like COVID-19.

As an expert in WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), David works to emphasize the importance of having clean water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene. By providing a strong foundation of good WASH techniques, David and his team help communities and families around the world stay healthy.

Areas of Expertise

Hygiene, Hygiene Governance and Finance, Hygiene Supply Chain, Hygiene and Sanitation, Sanitation, Water Access, Water Conservation, Water Scarcity, Water Security


Indiana Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Global Leadership (ongoing)

Leiden University, Netherlands
Ph.D., Environmental Management and Development

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
M.B.A., Engineering Business Management

Technical University of Denmark
M.S., Environmental Engineering

University of Ghana
B.S., Geology