See all biographies of current and past Board of Directors

The WIEGO Board of Directors is comprised of:

  • three representatives of membership-based organizations of informal workers (one of whom serves as the Chair)
  • two representatives each from WIEGO's other two constituencies: researchers and development practitioners, and
  • other persons needed to carry out the functions of the Board.

The current Directors, elected at the WIEGO General Assembly in 2018, are:

Renana Jhabvala, India



Renana Jhabvala (Chair)

Self-Employed Women’s Association, India


Barbro Budin, Switzerland



Barbro Budin
International Union of Food and Allied Workers,

Gabriela Calandria Alvarez


Gabriela Calandria Alvarez

StreetNet / AFFE, Uruguay


Debra Davis, UK



Debra Davis (Treasurer)

Independent Consultant, UK


Luciana Itikawa, Brazil


Luciana Itikawa

Independent Consultant, Brazil


Lin Lim, Malaysia

Lin Lim

Independent Consultant, Malaysia

Uma Rani

International Labour Organization, India

William Steel, Ghana



William Steel

University of Ghana, Ghana