Senior Expert, Urban Environment & Infrastructure
E-mail: o.brilhante@ ihs.nl
Tel: +31 10 408 9835
Ogenis Brilhante (Post doctor Environmental Health and Management TU/SEPA, Delft, The Netherlands; PhD. (honours) Environmental Science and Management, Paris XII, France; Post graduation Sanitary Engineering, IHE, the Netherlands; BA Business Management and Civil Engineering, Brazil) has more than 15 years of experience with planning, design, management, implementation and evaluation of environmental health, sanitation and infrastructure programmes and projects. He worked as sanitary engineer for the Brazilian Environmental agency of Ceara State and as associated professor in environmental health and sanitation at the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro. He joined IHS in 1999 as an environmental health and infrastructure development planning and management expert. He has carried out a wide range of assignments for different bilateral and multilateral agencies as well as governments and non-governmental organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is the author of five books (two of which were translated into Chinese and Arabic) that focus on municipal environmental planning/management and environmental health impact/risk assessment. He also publishes regularly in international peer reviewed journals in addition to supervising MSc and PhD theses. Mr. Brilhante was IHS project manager of the REFINE programme on Education and Research for Vietnamese Industry and Environment and the ENRICH programme on capacity building on Environmental Management in China. Additionally he worked for the World Bank in the evaluation of the Clean Air Initiative programme in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He was also commissioned to evaluate the impacts of the nuclear power plants of Rio de Janeiro on the sustainable local economic development of Ilha Grande Bay. He was recently team member of a project evaluation mission for the Netherlands Government in Cairo, Egypt, to assess the technical aspects of the solid waste disposal facility and the impact of the program on the quality of the local surface water in Fayoum. He has worked frequently in Egypt during the recent years as IHS short-term expert in curriculum development and capacity building on integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment, and conversion and closure of open solid wastesdumping sites. In Ghana, he provided technical assistance in the development of a solid waste and drainage/sewage management plans for the city of Elmina. Over the past 6 yeas he has worked on short-term assignments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Poland and Romania.