Remigious Makumbe

Title: Special Advisor -  Water for Job Creation, Industrialisation & Partnership Sustainability

Institution: Global Water Partnership Southern Africa & Africa Coordination Unit


Former SADC Director of Infrastructure and Services, Remigious Makumbe is Global Water Partnership Southern Africa & Africa Coordination Unit’s Strategic Advisor for Water for Job Creation, Industrialization and Partnership Sustainability. He holds extensive experience in infrastructure planning and implementation across SADC.

His role at SADC in the last 12 years has seen him play the role planning, consensus building, coordination, implementation and review of several plans, policies and strategies, related to infrastructure in SADC, the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Infrastructure Framework and the Programme of Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). These include, but are not limited to the formulation of the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan (RIDMP), SADC Regional Strategic Action Plan (RSAP) for water, the SADC Project Preparation Development Facility (PPDF), Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Road Map and attendant Action Plan on Industrialisation, within the framework of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP). Remigious also spearheaded the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), the SADC Groundwater Management Institute (GMI) and several SADC river basin organisations.

He is a holder of a B. Sc. (Engineering Degree) UZ), a B. Comm in Economics and Transport (UNISA) Economics and a Master of Policy Studies (UZ/Fort Hare). He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), a Member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers and the Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa (IBASA).