New Steering Committee members elected

Date: 9th November 2010

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Between December 2008 and February 2009, members around the world voted in elections for open seats on the WSSCC Steering Committee. As a result, seven new members were elected by their peers, six of whom joined the Steering Committee at its meeting on 23-24 March in Istanbul, Turkey.

The newly elected members, including their constituencies, are:

  • Francophone Africa: Cheick Tidiane Tandia, General Director of CREPA, Burkina Faso
  • South Asia: Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Executive Director, AID Organization, Bangladesh
  • South East Asia: Mr. Wilfrido C. Barreiro, Water and Sanitation Engineer and Consultant, The Philippines
  • Central and Eastern Europe, West and Central Asia: Akbar Suvanbekov, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Solution 21, Kyrgyzstan
  • Open Seat: Feri G. Lumampao, Social Development Worker, Approtech Asia, Philippines
  • Open Seat: Satish Raj Mendiratta, Senior Water and Environmental Sanitation Specialist, Jupiter Knowledge Management and Innovative Concepts, India
  • Partner Agency: Andrew Cotton, Director, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University, United Kingdom

The new members are serving three-year terms. You can read more about them at The Steering Committee still has an open seat for a member from the Small Island Developing States (SIDS); the election will be held in the coming months.

Many thanks to all members who stood for election and to those who voted.

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