The Technical Department at the General Secretariat Welcomes Two New Team Members

ISWA General Secretariat is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members, who will be joining the Technical Cooperation Department during one of the busiest periods for the Association.

2 Sep 2019 -

Mr Boris Brkovic joins the team as the Technical Coordinator and will be responsible for the full scope management of the external projects and partnerships, as well as take charge of the International Solid Waste Association’s involvement in the EU and other internationally-funded programmes. Mr Brkovic graduated from the Vienna University of Technology & Diplomatic Academy of Vienna with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Technology and International Affairs and previously worked with such organisations as the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the Academic Council on the United Nations System, where he successfully managed and implemented large projects with focus on East Africa and Southeast Asia.


Ms Dienke Dijksterhuis will be stepping in as the Technical Assistant, supporting the team’s key administrative responsibilities concerning Waste Management and Research magazine, international partnerships and projects, as well as tasks related to the Scientific and Technical Committee and ISWA internal groups. Ms Dijksterhuis holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science with specialization in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and has a strong project management experience developed during her work with various non-profit institutions, such as International Anti-Corruption Academy and MzN International.


We are very happy to finally be expanding the team again,” commented ISWA Technical Director, Aditi Ramola. “The last two years have seen a significant growth in our activities and the new members will help better support our members and take our work even further”.


The ISWA Technical Department previously consisted of: Ms Aditi Ramola, ISWA Technical Director; Ms Jennifer MacDonald, Technical Project Manager; and Ms Marianne Grant, who has been working at ISWA since last year as a Technical Project Coordinator.

Mr Brkovic and Ms Dijksterhuis are already working remotely to assist the current team, as well as preparing for the upcoming transition to Rotterdam in 2020.


ISWA wishes them a warm welcome!



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