SIWI establishes new regional office in Amman
“The regional office allows us to work closer with our partners...and having Arabic speaking staff with regional knowledge permanently on the ground will tremendously help our operations going forward.”
SIWI experts in the WANA office will operate in close collaboration with other SIWI staff around the world and serve as a bridge between the rest of the organization and the region. The office will also engage in advocacy and provide technical assistance needed in the region.
One of its focuses will be around water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). There is “a high demand for WASH related issues in the region”, says Nassar. The regional office is working in close collaboration with UNICEF country offices and supports local, national, and regional government bodies as well as international nongovernmental organizations around strengthening WASH services in the face of climate change and water scarcity.