WSSCC Executive Director
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is at the heart of a global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene for everyone. WSSCC is the only part of the United Nations devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people around the world.
Through a collaborative approach which has spanned 25 years, we have harnessed the energy and expertise of communities, NGOs, governments, international organizations and the private sector. Together with thousands of members in 150 countries, the Geneva-based Secretariat advocates for change and facilitates local solutions for the millions of people who lack access to good sanitation and hygiene.
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 2.5 billion people without access to safe sanitation and hygiene and the 1 billion of them who must resort to open defecation. In addition to our members in 150 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. You can see them below.