Tim Clark, the chair of Board of Trustees of WaterAid, an international non-profit organization, and Barbara Frost, chief executive officer, arrive here tomorrow on a six-day visit.WaterAid Trustee Anna Segall would accompany them during their visit to Bangladesh, a press release said here today.
During the tour, they would visit WaterAid Bangladesh’s different WASH programme focusing on low-income communities in urban slums and in the northern part of the country that emphasizes access of WASH services and rights to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people of rural Bangladesh.
The WaterAid senior officials will also meet different high officials of the government, development partners and donor agencies and discuss how better Bangladesh can be prepared to face the upcoming challenges of achieving SDG.
They will inaugurate WaterAid Bangladesh country programme strategy for 2016 to 2021 – reaching everyone, everywhere with improved WASH. On the eve of shifting from MDGs to SDGs, this new strategy will address WASH as a much more integrated component of overall development and achieving SDG 6. Barbara, who has been Chief Executive of WaterAid UK since September 2005, is playing a vital role in increasing the organisation’s coverage from 15 countries to 27 countries in Asia and Africa.
Tim is serving as chair of Board of Trustees and was a senior partner of the leading international law firm Slaughter and May and holds responsibility of many other philanthropies, the release said.
WaterAid was established in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water and Sanitation decade (1981-1990).