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Jan Schlenk

WASH Policy Advisor, GIZ

Jan Schlenk works as a WASH Policy Advisor with the GIZ sector programme “Water Policy – Innovation for Resilience”. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in working with GIZ in the governance and water sector with a focus on WASH in Institutions and Menstrual Health and Hygiene. He co-founded GIZ’s staff initiative “MenstruAction” to tackle taboos around menstruation within the company and to advance menstrual equity in the workplace (HQ and country offices). Jan holds an MSc degree from the University of Cologne, Germany. He did graduate work in Geography, Regional Planning and Political Science at the University of Bonn, Germany, and the School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi, India.

Recent work by Jan Schlenk