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 AMCOW, End Water Poverty, Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

Secretariat Team

Catarina de Albuquerque Chief Executive Officer

Joost Kooijmans

Chief Operating Officer

Alexandra Reis

Communications Officer

Angie Saleh

Global Advocacy and Governance Specialist

Cesarina Quintana

Regional Coordinator – Latin America

Heloise Chicou

Civil Society Adviser

Ludovica Bartoli

Programme Assistant

Muyatwa Sitali

Programme Specialist – Country Engagement

Nompumelelo Ntshalintshali

Regional Coordinator – Africa

Siddhartha Das

Regional Coordinator – South Asia

Soumeya Benbouchta

Programme Assistant

Victor Bustamante

Senior Budget & Administrative Associate