Secretariat

SWA has a small Secretariat to provide substantive and administrative support to the Steering Committee and the entire partnership.


 

Secretariat Function

The Steering Committee tasks and oversees the Secretariat on four mandated areas:
• Influencing high-level decision-makers
• Strengthening sector accountability by facilitating the SWA High Level Commitments Dialogue
• Strengthening the functioning of SWA
• Developing communications for impact 

UNICEF, at the request of the Steering Committee, hosts the SWA Secretariat in coordination with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). The UNICEF Chief of WASH is responsible to the Steering Committee on behalf of the Secretariat. The Secretariat was formally established in September 2010.

Secretariat Team

 

Based at UNICEF, New-York City, USA:

 

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Amanda Marlin, Coordinator

 

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Sitali Muyatwa, Programs and Outreach Officer 

 

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Fiona Eloise Baker, Administrative Assistant

Naomi

 

Naomi Parekh, Events and Protocol Manager

 

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Princess Jimenez, Administrative Assistant

 

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Gayle Dawn Alexander, Administrative Assistant

 

Based at WSSCC, Geneva, Switzerland:

 

Alexandra-SWA

 

Alexandra Reis, Communications Officer 

Sophie-SWA

 

Sophie Thievenaz, Communications Officer 

 

 

Two part-time team members provide strategic advice on monitoring governance and political processes.

 

Piers-SWA

 

Piers Cross, Senior Advisor in Water and Sanitation

Clarissa

 

Clarissa Brocklehurst, Senior Advisor in Water and Sanitation

 

Additional consultants contribute specific inputs when required.