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Jean Lapegue
Field Support Team Project Manager

Dr Jean Lapegue is managing the Global Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Field Support Team project, which provides support to Humanitarian WASH Coordination platforms around the world. He previously worked as Senior WASH Advisor and Regional operation Director in the NGO Action contre la Faim (ACF) France and UK Headquarters for fifteen years. He has a twelve years field experience in the WASH sector. He first worked during seven years in Comoros including four years as head of the hydrological cell of the French Ministry of Agriculture & Forest. He then worked during five years as ACF WASH head of project during the Sri Lankan war (1999-2001) and Afghanistan war (2001-2003). He is Governor of the World Water Council, member of the French Water Partnership Bureau and of the Global WASH Cluster Strategic Advisory Group. He is co-author of the ACF handbook WASH for At Risk Populations, second edition, 2005 and coordinated the third edition. He contributed to more than ten manuals and more than fifteen scientific articles. His fields of expertise are Humanitarian Strategy and Coordination, WASH’ Nutrition, Hydrogeology, Right to Water and Water Governance.

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