Director of Programs, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), a URI Cooperation Circle; URI At-Large Trustee
Swamini Adityananda is the Director of Programs, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). GIWA was launched at UNICEF headquarters in New York with the understanding that it is crucial to engage the world’s many faiths to address the vital cause of poor water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions, the main reason behind the majority of our world’s childhood deaths. She has nearly three decades of experience in the NGO and communications sectors, having served the poor and marginalized in several African nations, India, the United States, and Southeast Asia, as well as in the context of the United Nations and the World Bank. Swamini Adityananda is also the co-founder of the Pan-African Association, which has provided direct services to survivors of war, violence, displacement, and torture to over 100,000 people from nations across the world.