Structure and Governance

Our Governance structure and management is defined by the GWOPA Charter. It undergoes periodically participatory reviews and amendments, with an eye to fine-tune for effectiveness, while retaining its foundational principles.


  • The Secretariat

The GWOPA Secretariat is institutionally anchored within UN-Habitat. The Secretariat is responsible for implementing the GWOPA strategy and activities in collaboration with Alliance Partners and Members and in consultation with UN-Habitat and the International Steering Committee.



Julie Perkins

Samia Ben Tekaya
Project Assistant

Anne Bousquet
Programme Management Officer

Julissa Kiyenje
Research Consultant

Maria Pascual
Programme Management Officer

Xavier Mestres
Communications Consultant