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Claire Lyons

Senior Strategist, Institutional Partnerships , Water.org

Biography

A senior executive specializing in stakeholder identification and management, organizational growth strategies and brokering shared value partnerships. Claire joined Water.org's Global Advocacy team in August 2015 as Senior Strategist to launch and lead Water.org's scale-enabling Institutional Partnerships team with government, private sector companies, development agencies and multilaterals.

Previously with PepsiCo Foundation, Claire directed the Foundation's entry and presence worldwide, responsible for the development of strategy, portfolios and partnerships in Global Health, Education and Environment. Claire secured the Foundation's ground breaking grant funding to expand Water.org's WaterCredit. She has been a long time champion for sustainable market models to advance access to improved water and sanitation in base of the economic pyramid communities, and is eager to strengthen water supply and sanitation finance channels to finance SDG #6.

Water.org is a non-profit organization that has transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation over the past twenty-one years. Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative financing solutions for long-term success and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal #6. Learn more and make a difference at http://Water.org.