The secretariat of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance is located at:
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr Friedrich Kitschelt, State Secretary
Tanja Gönner (Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Christoph Beier (Vice-Chair of the Management Board)
Dr Hans-Joachim Preuß
Content of the website
E-Mail: arne.panesar [at] giz.de
E-Mail: trevor.surridge [at] giz.de
Picture credits startpage
1. Puzhehei Lake in Qiubei County - P. Feiereisen (2009)
2. Book - magdal3na - Fotolia.com
3. Hands togetther - iko - Fotolia.com
4. Hand washing as part of the Essential Health Care Package (EHCP) - R. Gensch ( 2008)
Picture credits Indian Chapter
Flowers@home - Swaminathan - https://www.flickr.com/
Fort Flower - Dennis Jarvis - https://www.flickr.com/
Jackson Sibu, 10, washes his plate, St Josephs School, Chinnavilai village, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India – WaterAid - https://www.flickr.com/
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