Governance

The Secretariat

End Water Poverty is coordinated by a two-person Secretariat that is hosted and funded by WaterAid.

Alana Potter

Alana Potter

International coordinator

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

Senior engagement officer

The Steering Committee

End Water Poverty’s Steering Committee provides strategic support and guidance to the Secretariat. The Steering Committee comprises regional representatives from the coalition’s four geographical constituencies (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America) as well as an expert trade union representative and an additional expert member. As End Water Poverty’s host, WaterAid also holds a permanent position on the Steering Committee.

Regional representatives for Africa, Asia and Latin America are elected respectively from the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW), Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), and a combination of Red Mexicana de Acción por el Agua (FANMex) and Freshwater Action Network Central America (FANCA). In the absence of a regional network, the Committee’s representative from Europe is voted for by national constituencies. The Steering Committee also engages additional members with valuable skillsets.

The Steering Committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership on legal, governance and funding issues.
  • Reviewing and approving budgets, annual reports, campaign strategies and activities.
  • Reporting to constituents before and after quarterly Steering Committee meetings, sharing constituents’ concerns and ideas.

The Steering Committee is led by a Chair, who is recruited by the Secretariat and Steering Committee.

Ojobo Atuluku

Ojobo Atuluku

Chair

Independent
Nigeria
Barbara Schreiner

Barbara Schreiner

Additional member

Executive Director
Water Integrity Network
Germany
Claire Seaward

Claire Seaward

Host organisation representative

Global Campaigns Director
WaterAid
United Kingdom
Hannah Neumeyer

Hannah Neumeyer

Europe representative

Head of Human Rights
WASH United
Germany
Jorge Mora Portuguez

Jorge Mora Portuguez

Latin America alternate

Presidente, Asociación Regional
Centroamericana para el Agua y el Ambiente
ARCA
Costa Rica
Malesi Shivaji

Malesi Shivaji

Africa representative

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network
KEWASNET
Kenya
Mark Beacon

Mark Beacon

Trade union representative

International Officer
UNISON
United Kingdom

Masroor Ahmed

Masroor Ahmed

Asia alternate

Deputy Executive Director
SABAWON
Pakistan

Nathalie Seguin

Nathalie Seguin

Latin America representative

Coordinadora General
Red Mexicana de Acción por el Agua
FANMex
Mexico
Roukiattou Ouédraogo

Roukiattou Ouédraogo

Africa alternate

National Coordinator
Speak Up Africa
Burkina Faso
Thorsten Kiefer

Thorsten Kiefer

Europe alternate

Chief Executive Officer
WASH United
Germany
 Zahida Fizza Kabir

Zahida Fizza Kabir

Asia representative