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Secretariat

Led by the Chief Executive Officer, the SWA Secretariat supports the Steering Committee and Work Groups and oversees the implementation of SWA’s action plan and results framework.

The core of the Secretariat is hosted by the UNICEF in New York, while other strategic Secretariat positions are hosted by partners around the world, including by AMCOWEnd Water PovertyFreshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), the Inter-American Development Bank.

Leadership
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Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque

SWA Chief Executive Officer
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Joost Kooijmans

Chief Operating Officer
Executive office to CEO
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Soumeya Benbouchta

Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer
Country engagement team
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Muyatwa Sitali

Head of Country Engagement
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Siddhartha Das

Regional Coordinator – Asia and Pacific
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Nompumelelo Ntshalintshali

Regional Coordinator - Africa
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Cesarina Quintana

Regional Coordinator - Latin America
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Balwant Godara

Technical Advisor – Francophone Africa
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Marissa Streyle

Technical Advisor – Africa and Asia

Virginia Roaf

Senior Advisor, Manager of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism
Governance and Partnerships Team
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Angie Saleh

Head of Governance and Partnerships
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Ludovica Bartoli

Programme Officer
Constituency Support Team
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Heloise Chicou

CSO Country Engagement Officer
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Anjani Kapoor

Civil Society Advisor
Communications Team
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Alexandra Reis

Head of Communications
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Manishka Kistamah

Digital Communications Manager
Support Team
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Victor Bustamante

Senior Budget & Administrative Associate

Elizandra Pistoia

Programme Associate