Virginia Mariezcurrena is Programme Manager at the Water and Sanitation Department.

Virginia is supporting SIWI’s expertise in implementing its partnership with UNICEF Accountability for Sustainability Program and she is part of the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility.

Virginia has more than twenty five years of fieldwork experience in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mozambique) and in Latin America (Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia). She performed a broad variety of positions from engaging in environmental grass-root activism and policy influencing, to managing large-scale WASH Governance programs implemented in complex and conflict-prone areas of rural Mozambique. She is member of the external Advisory Board of the Inter-American Development Bank on its strategy for Civil Society Engagement.    

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 is an Argentinean national and speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

She has authored or co-authored several publications, on cross border natural resources management and sustainability evaluations, standards and regulations.

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