Jonathan Parkinson

Associate Director, Cities and Resilient Development

Jonathan is a municipal engineer and institutional development specialist in planning and provision of resilient infrastructure and sustainable services in cities in low and middle-income countries.

Jonathan has 20 years of consulting experience in over 15 countries in Asia and Africa supporting urban authorities, national governmental and humanitarian agencies with policy development, strategic planning and programme design. Initially focussing on urban drainage and sewerage infrastructure, he now specialises in all aspects of urban sanitation and waste management from technical, financial, management and institutional perspectives.

Before joining IMC in 2017, he worked for Oxfam as Senior Programme Development Advisor where he was responsible for a three-year programme funded by USAID to improve the resilience and preparedness of market systems in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Zimbabwe from to emergencies.

With a PhD from Imperial College, London, he has considerable research experience and is an author of two books and considerable journal papers focusing primarily on sustainable sanitation and wastewater management.