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Senior Specialist, Writer/Editor Carrie Schwartz
Carrie Schwartz is a senior specialist, writer and editor at Chemonics. She has 15 years of experience supporting sustainable development and humanitarian aid programs, including 10 years of experience living and working in Africa and the Middle East. In her career, she has supported work to improve the quality of education in Sierra Leone, expand access to health care in Mozambique, develop small businesses in Pakistan, and manage the risk of drought in Iraq. In South Africa, she was involved in civil society activism and mentored women entrepreneurs. In Jordan, she was part of a group of young advocates for food sovereignty and environmental protection in the Middle East and North Africa region. She holds an M.Phil. in justice and transformation, an interdisciplinary degree in politics, sociology, and human rights law, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
by Carrie Schwartz
Nearly 1 billion people around the world currently experience water scarcity and the number may rise to 2.4 billion people by 2050. Lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services can expose people to preventable health risks, trigger or exacerbate conflict, perpetuate inequality, and hinder participation in society. Why is “safe” access important?…