• 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

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS 2023

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.

 

Members

Organisations:

                             

                   

 

Individuals:

Peter Conze

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Vasudha Pangare

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Vasudha Pangare has been working as a gender equality and social inclusion specialist in the areas of land and water management, environment conservation, climate change, water for agriculture, water supply, rural livelihoods, policy and governance for almost 4 decades. She has extensive field experience across Asia and Africa. She has contributed to global, thematic, national and programme evaluations of FAO’s work in gender, water, and agriculture. She is a Gender Advisor to UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Programme, and is an author of the UNESCO WWAP toolkit on sex-disaggregated water data, assessment and monitoring.

Oriana Romano

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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).

Ravi Narayanan

(Honorary member)
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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.

 

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

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: Letitia Obeng (Chair of the Board), Peter Conze, Robert Gakubia, Dick van Ginhoven, and Alana Potter representing End Water Poverty.

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

 

DONORS & SUPPORTERS

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 GIZ, the Hewlett Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank,  NVF, and the governments of the Netherlands (via DGIS), Sweden (via Sida) and Switzerland (via SDC).

 

WIN STAFF

Barbara Schreiner

Executive Director
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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.

Ivan Zupan

Programme Manager
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Ivan is responsible for the development and implementation of programmes and strategic advocacy with priority partners at the international level. He coordinates WIN’s country programmes and assists the director with management, planning and fundraising. He has several years of experience in the field of good governance, anti-corruption, and transparency at international civil society organisations, academia, and international organisations.

Josefa Vergara

Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Assistant 
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Josefa supports the development of educational and training material at WIN. She is an Engineer in Natural Resources, currently studying for a Master’s degree in Global Change Geography. She also has experience in ecosystem services and urban ecology research.  

Ruchika Satish

Programme Officer - South Asia
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Ruchika is responsible for smooth implementation of water integrity projects in Bangladesh. She has over five years experience working in the development sector in India, specifically with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities and reporting process for Donors, Incubators, and NGOs working in Renewable Energy, Health, Education, Livelihoods, WASH, and Gender. She also has experience implementing sanitation projects in rural India.

Rebecca Sands

Programme Coordinator - Tools, Climate, and GESI
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Rebecca manages WIN’s tools portfolio and leads the climate work stream. She also ensures that gender and social inclusion are integrated across WIN’s areas of work. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po Paris and has several years experience working in policy research and analysis, project management, and stakeholder engagement across INGOs, NGOs, and the private sector. 

Klaus-Dieter Pahlke

Finance and Administration Manager
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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.

Emilian Manishimwe

Programme Coordinator - East Africa and Network
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Emilian coordinates activities with partners in Kenya and is in charge of supporting the WIN network. He works with partners in assessing and addressing corruption risks in the water and sanitation sector. Emilian has vast experience in implementing and overseeing community-based initiatives. He has implemented various programmes for international NGOs in East Africa and South Asia (Bangladesh).

Marcela López

Programme Coordinator - Capacity Development, Knowledge Management
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Marcela is in charge of Capacity Building and Knowledge Management programmes at WIN. She is geographer with an interdisciplinary background in urban and environmental studies. She has been working at the interface between corporatisation, water governance and infrastructures. She also works as a Senior Lecturer at the international Urban Management master’s course at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Claire Grandadam

Communications Coordinator
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Claire manages external communication processes for WIN, and ensures the organisation’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 over 10 years of professional experience in corporate and non-profit communication work in the renewable energy and water sectors.

Eliška Godiveau

Finance and Administration Officer
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Eliška is responsible for 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.

Mary Galvin

Programme Coordinator - Research, Evidence, and Monitoring and Evaluation
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Mary serves as WIN’s Programme Coordinator for Research, Evidence and Monitoring and Evaluation. She has worked on water, sanitation and climate issues as a researcher, development practitioner, consultant, and water justice activist in South Africa and globally since 1992. She has directed three non-profit organisations engaging in community organising, action research, and advocacy in these areas.  From 2014 to 2023 she was Associate Professor in development studies at the University of Johannesburg. She obtained a MA from Yale University in 1992 and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. 

Kelly Acuña

Programme Coordinator - Latin America
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Kelly is responsible for the implementation of water integrity management programmes in Mexico. Together with partners, donors, and entities of the public sector, she also advocates for water integrity in the Latin American region. She is an economist with post-graduate degrees in Public Policy and Economics. Kelly has several years of professional experience in the regulation of Water and Sanitation service provision, fostering efficiency, innovation, sustainability, and good governance. 

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.

WIN PARTNERS