Ms. Amanda Marlin, an Australian national whose background and skills fuse public health knowledge with advocacy and communications experience, is the new Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) Advocacy and Communications programme.
Ms. Marlin assumes her post on 1 March. It is the latest stop in a career that has seen her serve as a senior communications consultant for Dynamics Group, Switzerland, manager of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s (GAIN) communications programme, and technical officer for communications and information at the World Health Organization. Before that, she worked in Australia at the National Breast Cancer Centre, NSW Cancer Council, and Action on Smoking and Health.
“WSSCC is excited to welcome such a senior and respected professional to its team,” said Mr. Jon Lane, Executive Director. “Amanda’s communications background in the public sector and public-private partnerships, together with her broad experience in planning and implementing global advocacy campaigns on a range of issues, will contribute greatly to the success of the WASH Campaign and to the implementation of WSSCC’s advocacy and communications strategies.”
The Advocacy and Communications programme is one of the three “pillars” of WSSCC’s work, together with the Networking and Knowledge Management and Global Sanitation Fund programmes. The programme supports advocacy and communications work in the National WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Coalitions found in 36 developing countries, implementation of the Global WASH Campaign, media relations, print production and more. Since 2.5 billion people live daily with the dire consequences of poor or non-existent sanitation, action-oriented advocacy and communications are vital to creating political will and raising awareness of the need for change.
“It is a privilege to be offered the opportunity to work on issues that are so crucial to health and well-being, and which affect so many people,” said Ms. Marlin, who in November 2009 won the Swiss Public Relations Institute’s award for academic excellence in a communications professional. “I look forward to contributing to WSSCC’s vibrant work, and working with other team members to inform and convince a wide range of stakeholders to take action to help people gain access to improved sanitation and hygiene.”
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