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Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) Secretariat

IHP’s activities are implemented thanks to the efforts of its Secretariat, located in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Secretariat provides studies, information, and facilities needed to perform the programme’s activities, and its duties range from the daily responsibilities of maintaining a professional office, to in-the-field decisions on water-related issues around the world.

The postal address for IHP is:
Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP)
UNESCO, Division of Water Sciences (SC/HYD)
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris Cedex 07
FRANCE
Tel : +33 1 45 68 04 16
Email: ihp@unesco.org
 
Following is a list of members of the IHP Secretariat:

Division of Water Sciences (SC/HYD)

Office of the Secretary of IHP

Abou AMANI
Director, Division of Water Sciences
Secretary, Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP)
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 03 22
Email: a.amani@unesco.org
 
Anna MOVSISYAN
Assistant to the Director and Secretary of IHP
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 04 16

Groundwater Sustainability and Water Cooperation (GSW)

Alice AURELI
Chief of Section 
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 03 21
 
Simone GREGO
Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 04 00
 
Nastassja MATRUNDOLA
Assistant to Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 24 33
Email : nm.matrundola@unesco.org
 
Aurélien DUMONT
Project officer
Tel.:
+33 (0) 1 45 68 03 78
Email: au.dumont@unesco.org
 
Marina RUBIO
Project Officer
Tel.:
+33 (0) 1 45 68 18 33
Email: m.rubio@unesco.org
 
Raquel PARAMA ALFARO
Associate Communications Officer
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 11 75
Email: r.paramo-alfaro@unesco.org
 
Mahmoud RADWAN
Associate Project Officer
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 19 79
Email: m.radwan@unesco.org
 
Luciana SCRINZI
Associate Project Officer
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 04 70
Email:
l.scrinzi@unesco.org 
 
Tatiana DMITRIEVA
Consultant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 22 70
Email: t.dmitrieva@unesco.org

 

Rosalind WRIGHT
Project Assistant
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 10 67
Email: r.wright@unesco.org

Hydrological Systems, Climate Change and Adaptation (HSA)

Anil MISHRA
Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 23 75
 
Koen VERBIST
Programme Specialist

Tel.: +263 (8)6 77 00 83 76
 
Barbara KAVUMA LWANGA
Assistant to Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 39 97
 
Hong HUYNH
Project Assistant
Tel.: +33 (1) 45 68 21 39
 
Paulina Marcela RAMIREZ QUEVEDO
Associate Project Coordinator
Tel.: +33 (1) 45 68 18 49
Email: pm.ramirez-quevedo@unesco.org

Capacity Development, and Water Family Coordination (CDW)

Rahmah ELFITHRI
Chief of Section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 15 17
 
Sarantuyaa ZANDARYAA 
Programme Specialist
Tel. +33 (0) 1 45 68 05 32
 
Jorge ELLIS
Programme Specialist
Tel. +33 (0) 1 45 68 20 95
 
Alexander OTTE 
Associate Programme Specialist
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 04 18
Natasha LAZIC
Assistant to the chief of section
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 05 28
Email : n.lazic@unesco.org
 
Anne-Chantal Ayuk BESONG
Associate Project Officer for Communications
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 12 90
Email : ac.ayuk-besong@unesco.org
 

Hydrology Focal Points in the Field

The UNESCO regional and field offices are responsible for the implementation of IHP in the field. Hydrology experts in the field serve as IHP focal points for all issues relating to the Programme, both at regional and national levels. The following focal points are currently working in coordination with the IHP Secretariat:
 
Africa
 
Anthony MADUEKWE
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Dakar and Regional Bureau for Education
Tel.: 338649622
 
Mama PLEA
Ecological Sciences Advisor, UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa
Tel.: +237 22203547
 
Arab States
 
Bisher IMAM
Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Cairo and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +20 27943036
 
Asia and the Pacific
 
Hans THULSTRUP
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Jakarta and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +62 21 7399 818 EXT.855
 
Kristine TOVMASYAN
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Almaty
Tel.: +7 727 2582643 Ext. 1414
 
Benno BOER
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Bangkok
Tel.:+6623910577 Ext. 163
 
Western Europe and North America
 
Jonathan BAKER
Programme Specialist, Head of Science Unit - UNESCO Office in Venice
Tel.: +39 041 2601512
 
Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Miguel DE FRANCA DORIA
Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Montevideo and Regional Bureau for Science
Tel.: +598 2413 2075