Shamiso Kumbirai Mlilwana

Title: SDG Water Investments Specialist

Country: South Africa

Institution: Global Water Partnership Southern Africa


Mrs. Kumbirai Mlilwana is a Development Professional and Water Engineer with skills and experience in “soft” areas such as multi-stakeholder engagement and communication as well as in “hard” areas such as bulk water supply, hydropower engineering and water resources management (WRM) across Africa. She has private sector and inter-governmental experience.

Her experience includes the design and construction management of water infrastructure, the development of programs in WRM and the water-energy-food security nexus, technical facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogues, stakeholder coordination and client relationship management. Shamiso holds an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town.