WASRAG AMBASSADOR CORPS

The WASRAG Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members of WASRAG who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASRAG and The Rotary Foundation.    Among other things, they may help fellow Rotarians in the following ways: 
 
  1. Provide speakers for club meetings and other events.
  2. Share information/needs assessment data with others to enhance the quality, relevance and sustainability of projects undertaken in their region.
  3. Provide local Rotarians with access to professionals worldwide who may address their district's need for expert advice in areas such as technology, sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, etc.
  4. Liaise between their district and others to create partnerships that will facilitate project development and enhance funding opportunities.
If you need help with or information about a WASH project you can contact the ambassador in your district and in the international district in which you are interested.  They are there to help.  Current ambassadors are listed on the right, and may be contacted by email by clicking their names.  While it is a volunteer position, it holds great responsibility as well as the potential to make a significant contribution toward achieving universal access to clean water, hygiene education and improved sanitation.
 
If you are interested in being appointed as a WASRAG Ambassador, please submit a personal application form, which may be accessed using the address below:
 
 
By this means, you will communicate to us your interest and the region (e.g. district, country) for which you could act as an Ambassador.  If you have questions you may direct them to the Ambassador Project Manager, Ginny Ryan at Ginny@WASRAG.org.  
 
 

ABOUT THE WASRAG AMBASSADOR CORPS


The WASRAG Ambassadors Corps was initiated by WASRAG in 2016 and is comprised of volunteers chosen by the Operations Team of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) to represent WASRAG interests and objectives in defined regions of the Rotary World.  Ambassadors are selected based upon their ability to work within their region as a liaison between their local Rotary Clubs, district leadership and WASRAG.  They facilitate the development of human and technical capacity of Rotary Clubs and Districts for the delivery of sustainable WASH interventions . They also seek to increase the membership of the organization as active members in WASRAG are vital for the continued growth of sustainable WASH programs throughout the Rotary World.  
 

Qualifications

 
Ambassadors, as volunteers, are Rotarians, members of WASRAG and have a passion of WASH programs.   They must be able to communicate easily and be respected by Rotarians within their District.
Activities
Ambassadors are charged with promoting effective and sustainable Rotary water, sanitation and hygiene projects in their regions.  To this end they may engage in the following activities as well as others relevant to the goals of the corps.
 
  • Encourage and facilitate WASRAG memberships
  • Develop and promote a “Speakers’ Bureau” to provide speakers for club meetings and district events.
  • Encourage local activities within their region that will promote the objectives of WASRAG and WASH  initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipal authorities, NGOs and other partners to support local clubs in developing sustainable projects through partnerships with these entities.
  • Act as a conduit between WASRAG and their local clubs to provide the most current information about Rotary WASH related initiatives and objectives, e.g. posting articles in their district and club newsletters and alerting local Rotarians to upcoming Rotary webinars.
  • Encourage resources within their region to engage in various Rotary and WASRAG pursuits, e.g. sustainable water, sanitation and behavior change initiatives.
  • Disseminate information/needs assessment data about their region to others in Rotary in the effort to enhance the quality, relevance and sustainability of projects undertaken in their region.
  • Identify individual Rotarians in their region that may support Rotary and WASRAG initiatives, in activities such as grant development, project review, school certification application scoring, project enhancement activities, etc.
  • Reporting Responsibilities
 
Ambassadors are required to submit an annual activity report in May of each year for presentation at the Annual General Meeting held during the Rotary International Convention..
 

Terms

Ambassadors serve for one three year term and can be reappointed for another 3 year term.
 

Meetings

An annual meeting of Ambassadors is held at the International Convention, at which time Ambassadors take the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with their peers and WASRAG leadership.
 
 
 
 
 
AMBASSADORS
The following ambassadors are available to provide help and information.  If there is no ambassador for the area in which you are interested, check back later as the number is  constantly increasing.
 
9211  Tanzania
 
4170  Mexico
 
2490  Israel, Romania, Poland, Hungary
 
7450  Pennsylvania, USA
 
5890  Texas, USA
 
9212  Kenya
 
9920  Oceania
 
3230  India
 
3150  Zone 456a India
 
9980  New Zealand
 
5020  Pacific NW, USA
 
2750  Taipei
6990  Florida, USA
 
Narayan Murarka
6440  Illinois, USA
 
Michelle Snyder
6510  Illinois, USA
 
Gary Sobotta
6380  Michigan, USA
 
Peter Staermose
1470  Denmark
 
Illo Adam
9102  Niger
 
Jorge Aufranc
4250  Guatemala
 
Camilo Buitrago
4281  Columbia
 
Woody Collins
6560  Indiana, USA
 
Jogesh Gambhir
3250  India
 
Dale Gray
5495  Arizona, USA
 
Anayo Onwukwe
9142  Nigeria
 
Dr. Sunil Prakash
6012  India
 
Henry St.Maurice
6250  Wisconsin, USA
 
Juan Suarez
2201  Spain
 
Prakasam Tata
6450  Illinois, USA
 
Neil Van Dine
9980  Haiti
 
Aldo Villanovich
7080  Canada
 
Bob Ruehl
6600  Ohio, USA
 
Michael Barrington
5160  California, USA
 
Ratnesh Kashyap
3054  Jaipur, India
 
Ashok Bihari Mohapatra
3262  Odisho, India
 
Wajih Malki
5320  California, USA
 
Kundleshwar Panigrahi
3261  Raipur, India
 
Scott Rossi
7710  North Carolina, USA
 
Juan Suarez Gonzales
2201  Arucas, Spain
 
Edgarkis Crisostomo
4060  Dominican Republic
 
Eric DeFor
9102  Ghana

Jane Mirandette
4240  Nicaragua
9210  Zambi
 
1110  Hampshire England