Gender and Water Alliance

Who we are

Created in March 2000 as an open network at the Second World Water Forum in The Hague, the Gender and Water Alliance is an informal network of more than 2300 organisations and individuals from over 125 countries. GWA is governed by an independent Steering Committee and directed by a secretariat based in the Netherlands.

The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of GWA consists of 7 members; 1 chair, 1 Secretary/ Vice-Chair, 1 Treasurer and 4 members. The members of the current SC, elected in 2019 include: •Dr. Eldis Camargo Santos(Brazil) •Mr. Avinash Zutshi (India) •Dr. Galina Stulina (Central Asia) •Ms. Bipasha Chakma (Bangladesh) •Ms. Liliana Kente (Rwanda) •Dr. Suxia Liu (China) •Ms. Norma Sagom (Papua New Guinea). Please click on their names to read a brief profile of the SC members

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The Secretariat

At the moment the secretariat of GWA consists of the following small team

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GWA-B Office and the team

From 2013 - 2016 GWA implemented the Gender and Water Programme Bangladesh with funding of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Currently GWA-B has an office in Dhaka with a small team.

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The members of the Gender and Water Alliance are its greatest asset as the GWA strives to reach its goals through its membership. The Gender and Water Alliance strives for a worldwide representation in the membership, in which both women and men, individuals and organisations are represented. Here you can find data about the membership and information on activities of members.

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