Research and Professional Interests
Monica Ellis is the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), a leading nonprofit that develops public-private partnerships to bring clean water and sanitation to communities in need, and she is also serving as CEO of Global Water Challenge (GWC). GETF manages public-private partnerships focused on safe water in 25 countries. GWC is a leading advocate for universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
Active in the sustainability arena for nearly 20 years, Ms. Ellis has worked extensively throughout the world on natural resource issues, with particular attention to the clean water and energy sectors. She is particularly dedicated to providing clean water and sanitation to communities in the developing world. To that end, she has helped launch new organizations and partnerships and raised millions of dollars dedicated to the clean water and sanitation cause. Ms. Ellis serves on a variety of boards, including that of Water for People, the International Rural Water Association and the IRC Triple-S project International Advisory Group, among others.
Ms. Ellis attended a high level conference organized by the Global Water Program at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Accelerating sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor, August 29 - September 2, 2011.
Global Environment & Technology Foundation, sustainability, clean water, energy sectors