• Who we are

    WIN supports and connects an open network of partner individuals, organizations, and governments promoting water integrity to reduce corruption, and improve water sector performance worldwide.

    Photo by D. Chakraborty - WIN Photo Competition 2013


WIN was founded by IRC, SIWI, Swedish Water House, Transparency International and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders regarding the impact of corruption in the water sector. Formerly hosted by Transparency International, WIN is now formally an independent Association (legally WIN e.V., or eingetragener Verein—registered association) based in Berlin (Germany) since January 2014.

The General Assembly of members is the primary governance body of the WIN Association. It decides on long-term strategy as well as annual planning for the Association. It is composed of up to maximum 15 members.


Organization Members



Individual members

Anamika Barua


Dr. Anamika Barua is an associate professor at the Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati, India. Trained in Ecological Economics, her research aims to understand the socio-economic and political processes that shapes environmental decisions and change, particularly related to water.

Peter Conze


Peter Conze is a co-founder and partner of the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform, and on the advisory board of the Garment Industries Transparency Initiative. He worked for 35 years for the German aid agency Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammentarbeit (GIZ), where he served as Africa director and was Division Chief of GIZ for Eastern Europe. He also served as government advisor to the Ministry of Finance. He was a founder of Transparency International (TI) and advises on Africa activities. In addition, he is a member of the TI-Germany Board of Directors.

Robert Gakubia


Engineer Gakubia is the outgoing CEO of the Water Services Regulatory Board of Kenya. He is an expert on regulation and institutional development issues in the water sector and has significant hands-on experience in water policy, water law, and water sector administration. He was previously Chief Engineer/Director of Water Services at the Kenyan Ministry of Water where he first started his career in public service. He was in the strategic leadership team of the Kenyan water sector reform after 2004 and was a key member of the Team preparing Vision 2030 for the Kenyan water sector in 2005-2007 and the first Medium Term Plan [2008 – 2012] for its implementation.

Dick van Ginhoven


Dick van Ginhoven is a consultant for the Water Finance Facility (WFF) and UNICEF in the East Asia Regional WASH Programme. He previously was a diplomat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. From 2004 to 2017, he was responsible for the formulation and implementation of the DGIS development policy for drinking water and sanitation. In this period, Dick was member of the Governing Council of the WSP/World Bank, the WSSCC and SWA. He held several positions at the Ministry, in southern Africa, in the Gulf region and in North Africa. He joined the WIN Supervisory Board in 2017.

Vincent Lazatin


Vincent Lazatin is the Executive Director of the Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN), a Philippines-based network of civil society organizations, academic institutions, research organizations, and think tanks that work on good governance and anti-corruption. He is also a board member of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) and has led or chaired a number of civil society and multi-stakholder initiatives in the governance space, including the Civil Society Coalition on the UN Convention against Corruption. Prior to joining TAN, he worked for over 15 years in the fund management industry both in the United States and the Philippines.

Letitia Obeng


Letitia A Obeng is the current Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Water Integrity Network, elected in November 2020. She is a Water Supply, Sanitation and Water Management professional with 40 years of experience. She served with the World Bank in staff, managerial and director positions on water management, sustainable development and in a corporate capacity. She has served in oversight and advisory roles in the Global Water Partnership, WaterAid America, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. She holds a PhD in public health and water resources engineering from Imperial College, University of London.

Oriana Romano


Oriana Romano heads the OECD Water Governance Initiative and coordinates the programme on the Economics and Governance of Circular Economy in Cities at the Cities, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Before joining the OECD in 2013, she was research assistant and university lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Centre for International Business and Sustainability in London Metropolitan University and at the Department of Social Science of the University “L’Orientale” in Naples. (Naples, Italy).

Honorary members

Ravi Narayanan


Ravi Narayanan was formerly Chief Executive of WaterAid, International Director of ActionAid and Chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum. He has been on a Technical Advisory Group set up by the Government of India’s Department of Drinking Water and on the UN’s Millennium Task Force on Water and Sanitation. He joined the WIN Supervisory Board as Chair when the WIN Association was founded in 2013 and retired from this position on November 2020.



Three to five WIN members are elected to form the Supervisory Board and provide oversight of the WIN Executive Director. The Board is currently composed of: Alejandro Jiménez for SIWI, Maylí Sepulveda for ControlaTuGobierno, Letitia Obeng, Dick van Ginhoven, and Robert Gakubia. Letitia Obeng was elected Chair of the Board and Dick van Ginhoven was re-elected as Secretary of the Board, both in November 2020.

The Supervisory Board appointed Barbara Schreiner as the Association’s Executive Director (Vorstand) in 2018.



WIN’s work is possible thanks to the contributions and ideas of our partners and members who implement programmes with us on water integrity worldwide and thanks to the funding of the Hewlett Foundation and the governments of the Netherlands (via DGIS), Sweden (via Sida) and Switzerland (via SDC).



Barbara Schreiner

Executive Director

Barbara has over 20 years’ experience in water and natural resources management in developing countries with a focus on good governance and addressing poverty and inequality, including gender and other forms of social and economic marginalization. Before joining WIN, she was Executive Director of the Pegasys Institute, and a Director at Pegasys Consulting. She also worked for over a decade in senior management in the public sector, including as Ministerial advisor on water.

Daniela Patiño Piñeros

Regional and Programme Coordinator – Latin America

Daniela manages WIN’s projects in Latin America and coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of its programmes. She has a background in Public Policy and several years of professional experience leading multi stakeholder initiatives in the fight against corruption and the Sustainable Development Goals in Colombia and Latin America. She has worked with diverse actors, creating conscience and momentum in the private sector and civil society, promoting the scalability of local initiatives and mobilizing different sources of finance.

Klaus-Dieter Pahlke

Finance and Administration Manager

Klaus is responsible for the running of WIN’s day-to-day business, and the further development of financial accounting, project controlling, human resources, and IT services and infrastructure. He has a degree in business administration and over 20 years of experience in the construction and public administration sectors.

Nagnouma Kone

Programme Officer

Nagnouma Kone oversees activities with partners in Kenya. She also supports WIN partners to assess and address corruption risks in the water and sanitation sector. She is an environmental scientist with 8 years’ expertise in institutional capacity building and governance.


Claire Grandadam

Communications Coordinator

Claire manages external communication processes for WIN, and ensures the organization’s message on the need for Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and Anti-Corruption measures in the water sector gains visibility and traction on a global stage. She has 10 years of professional experience in corporate and non-profit communication work in the renewable energy and water sectors.

Eliška Godiveau

Team Assistant

Eliška took on the role of Team Assistant in September 2018, and is responsible for various administration and finance tasks, staff and programme support, and generally ensuring the smooth-running of the WIN office. Before moving to Berlin, Eliška was Student Life and Welfare Manager at UCL Qatar, and studied Translation, and Arabic Linguistics and Culture.

Binayak Das

Regional and Programme Coordinator – South Asia, Integrity Tools

Binayak is responsible for the development, adaptation, and promotion of water integrity tools, and manages tools-related collaborations. He also manages water integrity programmes in Bangladesh, and Nepal. He has over 17 years of experience working on the subjects of water and environmental management.

Ivanna Chávez Idrogo

Communications Officer

Ivanna Chavez Idrogo is a Communications Officer supporting WIN’s internal and external communications and is responsible for aligning organizational values, initiatives, and key messages along all its platforms. She earned her degree in Social Communication & Media and has a background in journalism with professional experience as a Content Contributor, Editor, and Filmmaker spanning from Caracas to Berlin.

Umrbek Allakulov

Research and Evidence Coordinator

Umrbek works closely with partner organizations and consultants to design, implement, and test new methodologies and indicators to assess corruption levels and the effectiveness of integrity measures in the water sector. He has worked as a development practitioner for five years and gained experience both in the field, and at an international level.

An open network of integrity champions

The WIN Association supports a network of integrity champions working across the globe. They advocate for integrity and participate in building and implementing tools for more integrity in the water sector.

We welcome collaboration with new partners keen to promote integrity in their work, programmes, or regions.