Barbara Frost

Barbara Frost is the Chief Executive of WaterAid, a leading independent organization that enables the world's poorest to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. She is currently Vice Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organizations. Ms. Frost has served as Chief Executive at Action on Disability and Development, and previously worked in Africa with ActionAid, Save the Children and Community Aid Abroad, managing programmes in Mozambique and Malawi.

In December 2006, the UN General Assembly declared 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation. The intention was to raise awareness of the importance of sanitation and encourage Governments, partners and communities to embrace the need for urgent action to reduce the number of people living without this basic service.