SWA and FANSA are proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Siddhartha Das for the role of SWA Regional Coordinator - South Asia. As a member of the SWA Secretariat (hosted by CSO partner FANSA), Mr. Das will work to increase the active participation of South Asian in-country SWA partners in their government’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities, thus enhancing the government’s accountability to citizens.
Before joining SWA Mr. Das worked as the Program Leader of India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) Secretariat based at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), heading the activities of the ISC Secretariat. He brings to SWA 15 years experience in policy, advocacy and project management which includes designing, developing and planning WASH, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Education and Livelihood programmes and has previously worked with WaterAid, FANSA, KPMG, UNICEF and International HIV/AIDS Alliance. This encompassed high level policy interventions, knowledge sharing, engagement with diverse range of stakeholders and leading a multi-disciplinary team. ISC was conferred a top award by Government of India for its contribution to the sanitation field under the corporate engagement category.
Commenting on the appointment, Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA CEO, said “We are excited to bring Siddhartha on board. South Asia is a key region for SWA, an epicenter of innovation of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector that, over the past decade, has seen noteworthy gains in service access, especially in urban areas. We look forward to working with him as we accelerate progress towards the WASH-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals."