The Millennium Water Alliance Convenes and Influences Governments, the Private Sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations to Accelerate Global Progress in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene


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Christian Steiner,

Christian Steiner assumed the role of CEO of Helvetas USA in August 2018. and has had management positions in development cooperation in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar from 2000 until 2018. Mr. Steiner has successfully designed and managed multi-stakeholder projects funded by USAID, EuropeAid, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Swiss Development Cooperation as well as many private foundations and corporations. Kofi Annan handed the Energy Globe World Award 2007 – Category Water — to his Mozambican project team. The World Bank Development Marketplace Global Competition on Climate Change 2009 selected his proposal on post-harvest management as one of 100 best “Ideas to Save the Planet.” A native German speaker, Mr. Steiner is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and English. He received his B.S. from Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, and his Executive MBA from University of Barcelona (UB), Barna Business School.