Godfrey Mchunguzi Oyema MCIWEM C.WEM

How long have you been a member of CIWEM?

3 months.

What does being a member of CIWEM mean to you?

It means a lot of things - it boosts my confidence in my professional dealings; by joining CIWEM professional networks means I have an endless learning opportunities to matters of relevance. I am of the belief that by being member of CIWEM my expertise in environment and water aspects is globally recognized by peers and this is a value I hold dearly. To be a member of CIWEM I am confident I would land job of long-term career dream.

What advice would you give to anyone considering starting out on the application process?

Not to take lightly the application process. I would advise anyone wishing to apply for CIWEM membership to dedicate time and energy to gather application materials but also to prepare well for professional review interview. But also I would advise them not to worry all they need is to have confidence in themselves.

How do you think your membership/professional registration will support you in your career?

Learning opportunities - this is very crucial for continuing professional development. But I also think since CIWEM is a globally recognized professionals body, possessing its membership status means another opportunity and a possibility to be exposed to global jobs in water and environment professions.

What inspired you towards a career in this sector?

The rate at which environmental resources are being depleted and the rate at which global population is growing inspired me to seek career in the sector. This is because I want to contribute my knowledge, skills and expertise in the proper management and utilization of natural capital resources to which humankind life depends.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Attain CIWEM Chartership is a significant achievement.

What do you see as the biggest changes facing the sector over the next 10 years?

Technology in terms of renewable energy with low carbon emissions; agricultural practices - awareness is now higher people want to feed on food produced by nature based solutions such as agroforestry and agroecology; tapping of groundwater as surface water sources become scarce and polluted.

Correct as of July 2020.

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