Virginia Mariezcurrena (WASH)

Virginia Mariezcurrena

Programme ManagerWater and sanitation

Virginia is coordinating SIWI´s partnership with UNICEF Latin American and Caribbean Regional Office (LACRO) for the Accountability for Sustainability Programme, comprehensive of 19 countries. Her areas of expertise are mainly Water Governance, Enabling Environment for achieving SDG 6, Multi stakeholder processes, (such as WASHBAT), sectoral capacity building needs assessments.

Virginia has more than 25 years of fieldwork experience in Africa and in Latin America. She performed a broad variety of positions from grass-root activism to managing large-scale WASH Governance programmes in complex and conflict-prone rural areas. She has coordinated cross cultural interdisciplinary teams for decades.

She holds a Master in Laws (LL.M.) from Rosario University (Argentina), and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy from the IIIEE at Lund University (Sweden).

Virginia speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.