A Global Movement

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership organization that works with poor people, organizations, governments and local entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale.

Founded in 1990, WSSCC’s mission is to ensure sustainable sanitation, better hygiene and safe drinking water for all, with focus on the poorest and most marginalized members of society. Our work contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6, target 2, with far-reaching impacts on related SDG targets for health, education, women’s empowerment, reducing inequality, improved urban spaces and climate change mitigation.

WSSCC facilitates sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, and engages rights holders and duty bearers to adopt policy guidelines on menstrual hygiene and disability.

WSSCC also supports national sanitation and hygiene improvement programmes through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), coordinates knowledge platforms, and advocates on behalf of the 2.3 billion people without access to improved sanitation across the globe.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the legal and administrative host of WSSCC.

The Global Sanitation Fund

Through our Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) – the world’s first and only fund dedicated to improving sanitation and hygiene – we provide vital funding for community-based, publicly-supported and commercially-operated programmes, reaching millions of people.

The GSF empowers people to make informed decisions to change their sanitation and hygiene situation, and therefore choosing a healthier and more productive life for themselves and their children.

Core to our mandate are equality and non-discrimination. WSSCC programmes and partnerships address gender inequality, disability and social exclusion in the WASH sector, and beyond. Specific attention goes to the needs of women and adolescent girls.

Menstrual hygiene management is a key part of our portfolio, aiming at breaking the taboo around menstruation globally while ensuring change in national policies.

WSSCC believes that every person, everywhere, has a right to quality sanitation. By helping to make that right a reality, WSSCC is transforming the lives of millions of people worldwide.

The WSSCC Community

The WSSCC community is a diverse group of professionals around the world who work actively on behalf of the 2.3 billion people without access to safe sanitation and hygiene and the 892 million of them who must resort to open defecation.  In addition to our members in 141 countries, and many partner organizations, the WSSCC community includes staff based in Geneva, volunteer National Coordinators, Global Sanitation Fund programme managers, a democratically elected Steering Committee and bi-lateral donor partners:

  • Directorate

    Chris Williams

    WSSCC Executive Director

    Estelle Besson

    Travel Assistant

    LaToya Coute

    Special Assistant to the Director

    Isobel Davis

    Programme Officer Strategic Relations

    Robert Dinsdale

    Operations Associate

    Jenny Karlsen

    Partnerships Development and Resource Mobilization Officer

    Jo Powles-Brown

    WSSCC Senior Executive Assistant

    Ophelie Rolin

    Travel Assistant

    Suhair Talab

    Programme Officer Donor Relations

    External Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement, Communications and Country Support

    Unjela Kaleem

    Department Head

    Alison Bradley

    Media and Public Affairs Officer

    Saskia Castelein

    Programme Officer

    Stéphanie Gomez de la Torre

    Graphic Design Analyst

    Jacquetta Hayes

    Communications Officer

    Ceridwen Johnson

    Senior Programme Officer

    Eileen Palmer

    Production & Publications Coordinator

    Randa el Tahawy

    Staff Writer

    Julian Thesiera


    David Trouba

    Senior Communications and Outreach Officer

    Elizabeth Wamera

    Programme Officer

    Global Sanitation Fund

    David Shimkus

    Programme Director

    Holy Andriamasy


    Asu Durmus

    Portfolio Support Analyst

    Patrick England

    Portfolio Support Analyst

    Hakim Hadjel

    Senior Programme Officer

    Rhiannon James

    Senior Monitoring Officer

    Ailsa Jones

    Portfolio Support Officer

    Catarina Mastellaro

    Operations Analyst

    Leslie Menezes

    Finance Officer

    Simon Msukwa

    Programme Officer

    Clara Rudholm

    Senior Programme Officer

    Matteus van der Velden

    Senior Programme Officer

    Carolien van der Voorden

    Senior Programme Officer Learning and Documentation

    Policy and Advocacy

    Archana Patkar

    Programme Manager

    Rockaya Aidara

    Programme Officer

    Chaitali Chattopadhyay

    Senior Officer Monitoring & Evaluation

    Anthony Dedouche

    Programme Support Officer

    Emily Deschaine

    Partnerships Officer

    Virginia Kamowa

    Senior Programme Officer

    Enrico Muratore

    Senior Programme Officer for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    Su Perera

    Programme Associate

    Valerie Varela

    Evaluation Support Officer

    WSSCC India

    Vinod Kumar Mishra

    WSSCC India Coordinator

    Kamini Prakash

    Technical Officer – Equality and Non-Discrimination

    Achille Lokossou-Dah-Lande


    Aï Abarchi


    Chea Samnang


    Felix Adegnika


    Guna Raj Shrestha


    Jane Nabunnya Mulumba


    Jean Herivelo Rakotondrainibe


    Lovemore Mujuru


    Michael Negash Beyene


    Ngabaghila Chatata


    Priscilla Achakpa


    Shah Md. Anowar Kamal


    Tanya Khan


    Tobias Omufwoko


    Wilhelmina Malima


    Rija Lalanirina Fanomeza


    Rafael Catalla


    Julian Kyomuhangi


    Adama Sy Dogue


    Zufan Abera Damtew


    Nyanzobe Maliimi


    Sudha Shrestha


    Amsalu Negussie


    Nanpet Chuktu


    Fataou Salami


    Daniel Kurao


    Urbain Amegbedii


    Brad Herbert


    Amina J. Mohammed

    WSSCC Chair 2016-2017

    Victor Chipofya

    Eastern and Southern Africa

    Khin Maung Lwin

    South Eastern/East Asia

    Ebele Okeke


    Barry Jackson


    Kitchinme Bawa

    Middle, Northern and Western Africa

    Otabek Bozarboev

    Central and Eastern Europe/West and Central Asia