Director of Research and Advocacy

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Alana Potter joined SERI in February 2017 as Director of Research and Advocacy. She previously led the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre’s Africa Regional Programme, focussing on influencing sector change at district, national, regional and international levels; strengthening and influencing partnerships, policies and practices within and between government, civil society, users and private providers towards equitable and sustainable water and sanitation services.

She brings 20 years water and sanitation governance, planning, policy, monitoring and evaluation experience, holds an MA in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and is committed to realising the right to universal basic services.