Ivan Draganic is a Programme Manager with the Water Governance Facility (WGF) at SIWI. He primarily works on the implementation of the Accountability for Sustainability, GoAL Wash and Global Water Solidarity (GWS) related projects. Besides his managerial functions, Ivan is focused on the provision of policy and technical support and advice on WASH issues as well as on the development of new methodologies, tools and knowledge products. He takes an active part in the corporate resource mobilization efforts, strategies and plans.

Prior to joining SIWI in 2017, Ivan was a Programme Specialist with UNDP Geneva where he advocated for the explicit links between water and development and supported the water goal to be a central focus of the new 2030 agenda. While being of a strong belief that the key water global challenges should inform the new sustainable development framework, Ivan was fortunate to directly experience the important role local communities and authorities play in contributing to development objectives in general and water security in particular. Naturally, he became passionate about shifting that voice from local through regional and national levels towards the global agenda. Hence a water secure world can only be reached in collaboration with local authorities and with the strong involvement and empowerment of communities. To that extent the goal 6 and the integrated and inclusive approach, suggested to drive its implementation by the 2030 agenda, came as the most rewarding outcome of his professional dedication.

Ivan Draganic is a lawyer with an extensive experience in programme management and legal affairs. Following his first international engagement with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, he has been managed different UNDP portfolios on knowledge and project management, policy, partnerships and water and sanitation governance. His professional interests range from fundamental aspects of sustainable development to water, sanitation and hygiene. A French national, Ivan holds Master degree in EU Law and is fluent in English and Serbian.