Avni Kumar

Research Consultant
, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
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Avni Kumar specialises in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), with a cross-cutting focus on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and climate resilience in WASH. She has a background in development economics and has worked in various capacities with government, civil society, private sector and multilateral organisations. Avni has been a part of several projects related to women in the WASH workforce as well as promoting equality and inclusion in WASH programs. She recently led a research piece on fostering inclusion and diversity amongst female WASH entrepreneurs in Indonesia, and is involved in several projects that touch upon the impact of climate change on the sanitation needs of women, girls and other vulnerable populations in communities.