Results of two regional WSSCC Steering Committee seats announced!

Date: 16th January 2012

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WSSCC welcomes Mr. Akbar Suvanbekov and Mr. Khin Maung Lwin to the Steering Committee. Following a call for nominations on 16 November 2011 for the WSSCC Steering Committee elections, unopposed nominations were received for two regional Steering Committee seats namely, the Eastern/Central Europe-Western/Central Asia region and the South-Eastern/Eastern Asia region.

Akbar Suvanbekov is the Deputy Director of the Republican Centre for Health System Development and Information Technologies in Kyrgyzstan. His role focuses on promoting hygiene and sanitation issues at the political level. During his PhD research, Akbar became involved in hygiene and sanitation-related activities. “Human beings are very much connected to hygiene and sanitation. Hygiene and sanitation can exist without man, but no man can or should have to exist without proper hygiene and sanitation”, he said, speaking on the importance of WASH issues. He strongly believes that for a country to prosper, sustainable hygiene, sanitation and water supplies are fundamental from a health perspective. Akbar is married with two children.

Dr. Khin Maung Lwin, WSSCC Steering Committee member for the South Eastern/Eastern region, is from Myanmar.  He works as a National Health Promotion Program Director in Yangon. “I am happy to have been selected as a regional representative on the WSSCC Steering Committee” stated Dr. Lwin. “I very much look forward to contributing to the strategic direction of sanitation and hygiene interventions for the South eastern region”, he added. His work experience includes: working for UNICEF, Advisor to the World Health Organization Regional Director, consulting for UNFPA, World Vision – Myanmar, as well as being a National Coordinator for WSSCC and working in numerous government positions.

The Steering Committee is the governing body of WSSCC and is elected by its members. The Steering Committee It is accountable for WSSCC’s work to the members and to WSSCC’s donors by deciding the policies and strategies of the organization.

The deadline for nominations for the Eastern and Southern Africa regional seat has now closed. The results of the election will be announced in due course.



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