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 Analyst

    Randa el Tahawy

    Staff Writer

    Julian Thesiera

    Intern

    David Trouba

    Head of Communications

    Elizabeth Wamera

    Programme Officer

    Global Sanitation Fund

    David Shimkus

    Programme Director

    Holy Andriamasy

    Intern

    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

    Okechukwu Romano Umelo

    Officer, Learning, Documentation and Communications

    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

    Togo

    Aï Abarchi

    Niger

    Chea Samnang

    Cambodia

    Felix Adegnika

    Benin

    Guna Raj Shrestha

    Nepal

    Jane Nabunnya Mulumba

    Uganda

    Jean Herivelo Rakotondrainibe

    Madagascar

    Lovemore Mujuru

    Zimbabwe

    Michael Negash Beyene

    Ethiopia

    Ngabaghila Chatata

    Malawi

    Priscilla Achakpa

    Nigeria

    Shah Md. Anowar Kamal

    Bangladesh

    Tanya Khan

    Pakistan

    Tobias Omufwoko

    Kenya

    Wilhelmina Malima

    Tanzania

    Rija Lalanirina Fanomeza

    Madagascar

    Rafael Catalla

    Cambodia

    Julian Kyomuhangi

    Uganda

    Adama Sy Dogue

    Senegal

    Zufan Abera Damtew

    Ethiopia

    Anand Shekhar

    India

    Nyanzobe Maliimi

    Tanzania

    Sudha Shrestha

    Nepal

    Amsalu Negussie

    Malawi

    Nanpet Chuktu

    Nigeria

    Fataou Salami

    Togo

    Daniel Kurao

    Kenya

    Urbain Amegbedii

    Benin

    Brad Herbert

    Co-Chair

    Amina J. Mohammed

    WSSCC Chair 2016-2017

    Audreyanna Thomas

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    Victor Chipofya

    Eastern and Southern Africa

    Khin Maung Lwin

    South Eastern/East Asia

    Ebele Okeke

    Co-Chair

    Barry Jackson

    Global

    Anand Ghodke

    South Asia

    Kitchinme Bawa

    Middle, Northern and Western Africa

    Otabek Bozarboev

    Central and Eastern Europe/West and Central Asia