On 30 June 2010, the Nicaraguan National Congress designated Luis Angel Montenegro as first Water Minister of Nicaragua.
Mr Montenegro obtained a MSc degree in Water Management from UNESCO-IHE in 2010.
He said the following: "Certainly it is UNESCO-IHE that gave me the technical background to assume my new duties as Water Minister of my country.
It was an honour to have studied at UNESCO-IHE and it was certainly a great honor for me the day I took oath to have said that I am a UNESCO-IHE Alumnus.
I will do my best to make IHE proud of me, and to use this position for the good of my people, especially those in need."
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