WSSCC is proud of its democratic governance structure, whereby members elect a Steering Committee that makes strategic and policy decisions.

WSSCC is a membership organization and it relies on its diverse and actively-engaged membership both to direct and to provide credibility for its work. A people-centered approach is the foundation upon which WSSCC is built and this is reflected in its organizational structure at the highest level, the Steering Committee. A member-elected Steering Committee means that WSSCC's membership as a whole both directs and provides credibility for WSSCC's work.

The Steering Committee decides the policies and strategies of WSSCC, manages the governance process, and is accountable to both the members and the donors for its work.

The Steering Committee includes a Chair, Regional Members, Partner Agency Members, Ex officio Members, Non-voting Invitees, and Permanent Non-voting Observers.

These are the current members:

Interim Chair
Andrew Cotton

 Regional Elected Members

 Term of

 Middle/Northern & Western

 Kitchinme Bawa

After second meeting in 2017

 Eastern/Southern Africa:               

 Victor Chipofya                    

After second meeting in 2017

 South Asia:        

 Anand Ghodke

After first meeting in 2017

 South-Eastern/East Asia:

 Lwin Khin Maung

After second meeting in 2017

 Latin America

 Vacant -

 Small Island Developing States 

 Audreyanna Thomas

After second meeting in 2017

 Central and Eastern Europe/West
 and Central Asia:

 Otabek Bozarboev

After second meeting in 2017

 Global/any region: 


 Barry Jackson

After second meeting in 2017

 Dennis Mwanza

28 Feb 2016

 Partner Agency Elected Members


 Andrew Cotton
 Water Engineering & Development
 Centre (WEDC)

31 Aug 2015

 Amsalu Negussie
 Plan International

31 Aug 2014


UN Partner Agency Member

Ex officio Members
Host Agency: UNOPS; Founding Host Agency: WHO; WSSCC Executive Director; WSSCC GSF Advisory Committee Chair

Non-voting Invitee
Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) Manager

Permanent Non-voting Observers
Donors that currently contribute more than US $100,000 per year to WSSCC.

Full details on the committee's composition are in the WSSCC Governance Document.

Elections of the WSSCC Steering Committee
All WSSCC members can vote in elections for the Steering Committee.

Only WSSCC members that have been members for two or more years are eligible to stand for Nomination as a Steering Committee member.

Last updated: Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:27