Structure and Governance

The management and governance structure of the CSO Partnership reflects its work at the global, regional and national levels and supports connections between levels.

The Global Council (GC) is the highest governing body of the CPDE. Meeting at least once a year, it provides political leadership and direction in all of CPDE’s aspects and areas of work. The GC is responsible for the signing-off of policy, advocacy and external communication papers. It ensures the accountability of the Coordination Committee (CC) and approves annually the size and composition of the GC and the Co-Chairs.

The GC is composed of representatives from CPDE constituencies. Each sub-region and region have at least one representative in while sectoral or major groups have between two and eight representatives depending on the representational strength.

Co-ChairsNameOrganisation
Co-ChairBeverly LongidIndigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-ChairMonica NovilloCoordinadora dela Mujer
Co-ChairMarita GonzalezInternational Trade Union Confederation
Co-ChairJustin KilcullenSocial Justice Ireland
Co-ChairRichard SsewakiryangaUganda National NGO Forum
AfricaNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sBlanche Simonny AbegueDynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Sub-Regional Rep - Central AfricaChristine AndelaCollectif des ONG pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le. Développement Rural
Sub-Regional Rep - East AfricaEugene RwibasiraRwanda Development Organization
Sub-Regional Rep - Southern AfricaNshindano Patrick KryticiousCivil Society for Poverty Reduction
Sub-Regional Rep - West AfricaAurelien AtideglaOSCAF-Benin
AsiaNameOrganisation
Regional RepresentativeThilak KariyawasamSri Lanka Nature Group
Sub-Regional Rep - Central AsiaChinara AitbaevaNash Vek
Sub-Regional Rep - Northeast AsiaJay HungTaiwanAid
Sub-Regional Rep - South AsiaBarkat Ullah MarufCOAST Bd
Sub-Regional Rep - Southeast AsiaNyi Nyi AungLocal Resource Centre Myanmar
PacificNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sEmeline Siale Ilolahia Pacific Islands Association of NGO (PIANGO)
Sub-Regional Rep - PolynesiaDrew HaveaCivil Society Forum of Tonga
Sub-Regional Rep - MicronesiaSarah Thomas NededogPayu-TA, Guam
Sub-Regional Rep - MelanesiaVani CatanasigaFiji Council of Social Services
EuropeNameOrganisation
Regional Representative Izabella TothCordaid
Sub-Regional Rep- Black SeaZaur AkbarYouth Atlantic Treaty Association Azerbaijan
Sub-Regional Rep- BalkanSimona OgnenovskaMacedonian Center for International Cooperation
Latin America and the CaribbeanNameOrganisation
Regional RepresentativeGeorgina MuñozRed Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Sub-Regional Rep - AndeanLiliana RodriguezConfederacion Colombiana de ONG
Sub-Regional Rep - Mexico and Central AmericaLaura BecerraEquipo Pueblo DECA and Central America
Sub-Regional Rep- CaribbeanMaryam Amsale Ze-DingelAssociation of Development Agencies (ADA)
Sub-Regional Rep - South ConeMarita GonzalezCGT- Red Sindical de Cooperación al Desarrollo, y Confederación Sindical de las Américas (CSA)
Middle East and North AfricaNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sZahra BazziArab NGO Network for Development (ANND)/ Espace Associatif
Sub-Regional Rep - Middle EastJamal el JawahiriIraqui al-Amal
Sub-Regional Rep - North AfricaDouha El JourshiADO+
Sectors (Faith Based Organizations) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative/ConveyorEva EkelundACT Alliance
Sector Representative/ConveyorAtallah FitzGibbonIslamic Relief World Wide
Sector Representative/ConveyorIlona Maria DorjiLutheran World Federation
Sectors (Labour)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalPaola SimonettiInternational Trade Union Confederation
EuropeDiego Lopez GonzalesInternational Trade Union Confederation
AfricaHilma MoteInternational Trade Union Confederation
Latin AmericaDaniel AngelimTrade Union Confederation of the Americas
North AmericaParayarrikal HaridasanInternational Trade Union Confederation
Sectors (Agricultural and Rural Development) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalKurniawan SabarInstitute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
MENAMariam Al JaajaaArab Group for the Protection of Nature
Latin AmericaHenry MoralesMovimiento Tzuk Kim-Pop
AfricaGershom Kabaso Zambia Social Forum (Zamsof)
Latin AmericaAlejandro BarriosInstituto Politécnico Tomás Katari
MENAMaha JammoulConsultative Center for Studies and Documentation (APN member)
Sectors (International CSOs)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalLuca de FraiaActionAid International
Elie GasagaraWorld Vision International
Sectors (Feminist Group) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
InternationalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development
Eastern AfricaMama Koite DoumbiaAfrican Women's Development and Communications Network
Western AfricaPatricia AkakpoNETRIGHT
Western AfricaMUSONET Network
AsiaShanta Laxmi ShresthaBeyond Beijing Committee
Latin AmericaMaria Carolina Carrera FerrerCentro regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Genero: Corporació nHumanas
Latin AmericaMonica NovilloCoordinadora dela Mujer
EuropeRosa Belen AgirregomezkortaCentro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres
MENAShaiek SamarTunisian Association for Democratic Women (Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates - ATFD)
MENANew Woman Foundation - Egypt
PacificSusana TuisawauPacific Center for the Advancement of Women
Sectors (Indigenous Peoples)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalJiten YumnamForum for Indigenous People of Action
AsiaJiten Yumnam Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
AfricaLegborsi Saro PyagbaraMovement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
Latin AmericaNorma MaldonadoAsociacion Raxch' och' Oxlaju Aj
PacificJerry ImbiriDewan Adat Papua
Sectors (Youth)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
PacificErnest GibsonPacific Youth Council
AfricaRita Suwun BeriCameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace
MENANizar HassanArab NGO Network for Development
AsiaJenison UrikhimbamYouth's Forum for Protection of Human Rights
Latin AmericaJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
EuropeAnton MartinovInternational Youth Alliance
Sectors (Migration/Diaspora) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative & ConvenorRamon BultronInternational Migrants Alliance
Pacific & Co-ConvenorPefi KingiPacificwin
PacificMandeep BelaThe Union Network of Migrants
North AmericaAntonio ArizagaFrente Unido De Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos
North AmericaNiel La DodeQuebec, Canada
EuropeAnna ZobninaEuropean Network of Migrant Women
EuropePaul AsquithAfrican Foundation for Development UK
AsiaAaron CeradoyInternational Migrants Alliance
AsiaGlorene DasTenaganita
AfricaMalick SySenegal
AfricaTola WinjobiCAFSO WRAG
Special RolesNameOrganisation
Fiscal SponsorAmy PadillaIBON International
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair Vitalice MejaReality of Aid-Africa

The Coordination Committee (CC) is composed of members of the GC and acts under its supervision and mandate. The CC is responsible for:

The CC meets at least twice a year and reports to the GC through the GC Annual Meeting to the Global Secretariat.

Co-ChairsNameOrganisation
Co-ChairBeverly LongidIndigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-ChairMonica NovilloCoordinadora de la Mujer
Co-ChairMarita GonzalezCanadian Council for International Cooperation
Co-ChairRichard SsewakiryangaUganda National NGO Forum
Co-ChairJustin KilcullenSocial Justice Ireland
RegionsNameOrganisation
AfricaBlanche Simonny AbegueDynamique OSCAF-Gabon
AfricaTola WinjobiCAFSO-WRAG for Development
AsiaThilak KariyawasamSri Lanka Nature Group
AsiaChinara AitbaevaNash Vek
EuropeIzabella TothCordaid
Latin America and the CaribbeanMalena FamaRed Encuentro
Latin America and the CaribbeanGeorgina Muñoz PavonRed Latinoamericana por Justicia Economica y Social
Middle East and North AfricaAnas El HasnaouiArab NGO Network for Development (ANND)
PacificEmeline Siale IlolahiaPacific Islands Association of NGO
SectorsNameOrganisation
Faith-Based OrganizationsEva EkelundACT Alliance
LabourPaola SimonettiInternational Trade Union Confederation
RuralKurniawan SabarInstitute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
International CSOs (INGOs)Luca de FraiaActionAid International
Feminist GroupsNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs in Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous PeoplesJiten YumnamForum for Indigenous People of Action
YouthJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes
MigrantsAaron CeradoyAsia Pacific Mission for Migrants
SectorsNameOrganisation
Fiscal SponsorAmy PadillaIBON International
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-ChairVitalice MejaReality of Aid-Africa

Beverly Longid

Co-Chair, Governance

Longid served as global representative of CPDE’s Indigenous Peoples sector, a human rights activist from the Philippines, also serves as the Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL).

Prior to becoming CPDE Co-chair, Longid has already served several key positions in numerous indigenous peoples (IP) formations at the national, regional, and global levels. She is a council member of SANDUGO, a national movement of national minorities for self-determination, as well as Coordinator of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Network on Extractive Industries and Energy (AIPNEE).

She has been vigorously putting forward sectoral issues and concerns in different international engagements such as the United Nations processes on IP and human rights, Universal Periodic Review, among others.

Monica Novillo

Co-Chair, Communications

Novillo is the global coordinator of the Feminist Group, a professional journalist in Bolivia, has worked in various capacities to promote feminist principles in policy discourses. She is the Executive Director of Coordinadora de la Mujer, a regional feminist organisation in Bolivia. Novillo has represented her organisation in various networks and coalitions including the Women’s Major Group (WMG), Articulación Feminista Marcosur (AFM), Articulación Regional Feminista, and Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres. She has been engaged in the global processes in Rio +20, El Cairo+20, Beijing+20 and GPEDC High Level Meetings in Mexico and Nairobi.

Marita Gonzalez

Co-Chair, Membership

Marita is a member of the General Confederation of Labor of the Argentine Republic. She has worked as a representative of CPDE’s Labour sector through the Trade Union for Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) of ITUC – International Trade Union Confederation, and was later elected as regional representative for the Southern Cone of Latin America and the Caribbean.

A union activist in development cooperation issues since 2008, she leads the Argentina Platform for the Monitoring of the 2030 Agenda in Argentina (PAMPA 2030), which brings together union sectors, NGO platforms, indigenous, academia, feminists, environmentalists, and human rights movements. She has also led the alliance between workers’ sectors and human rights organizations in the Workers for Memory, Truth and Justice Program, which advances social justice in the face of military dictatorships in the Southern Cone. She is a strong voice on matters of transparency and accountability of the private sector engagement in development and civil society participation in the processes of South-South Cooperation, among others, with focus on the 2030 Agenda.

Justin Kilcullen

Co-Chair, Program and Finance

Kilcullen brings to CPDE his decades-long experience in fighting injustice and poverty, and organising CSOs around the cause of human rights and sustainable development. He was programme officer for Africa and Laos at the Irish Catholic agency for overseas development Trocaire, before serving as its executive director for 20 years. An architect by training, he used to build camps for Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees as Trocaire Laos representative, and also received an award from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for his work on earthquake resistant housing in El Salvador. He is a past President of CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development organisations in Europe and North America, adviser to the Pontifical council Cor Unum, the Vatican body that coordinates the charitable work of the Catholic Church, and vice-president of Concord, the confederation of over 1,500 European development NGOs.

Richard Ssewakiryanga

Co-Chair, Policy

Ssewakiryanga is the Executive Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum and a former co-chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). He is also a Policy Anthropologist who has helped formulate national poverty reduction strategies and shape international discussions of development cooperation and effectiveness.

The Global Secretariat supports the daily management and finances of the CSO Partnership. It is currently hosted by IBON International as CPDE’s Fiscal Management Organisation (FMO). To read the Terms of Reference of the FMO, please access it here:

Executive Secretary

Robert is responsible for the day-to-day direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of activities of CPDE’s programme, based on the platform’s strategic objectives and outcomes.

Jennifer Padilla

Network Manager

As Network Manager, Jennifer ensures the day-to-day operations of the Global Secretariat, as well as synergy and coordination across all CPDE constituencies and governance structures.

Leo Pura

European Commission Project Manager

Leo coordinates CPDE’s programme cycle of planning, monitoring, and implementation, and evaluation, ensuring that outputs are aligned with the platform’s performance framework. He develops tools for monitoring and evaluating CPDE’s progress in the achievement of its programme outcomes. He also serves as the Programme Manager for European Commission-supported actions.

Maty Dominong

Finance Manager

Maty supervises the entire range of finance duties for CPDE: from budget preparation and funds release, to project finance monitoring, compliance with audit and procurement policies, and expenditure reporting.

Matt Simonds

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Matt provides policy formulation, oversight, and advising for CPDE’s advocacy campaigns, workshops, and publications on effective development cooperation. He also liaises with policy arenas, especially in its engagements with GPEDC, UN, and OECD, while helping organise advocacy and campaign events and activities.

Glenis Balangue

Capacity Development Officer

Glenis helps organise initiatives that build the capacities of the CPDE membership to engage in activities around effective development cooperation. She works closely with the Network Manager to evaluate the needs of the constituents, and provide the necessary support for their active participation in the platform.

Lilian Laurezo

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

As PME Officer, Lilian is responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of projects, assisting in the preparation of progress reports, monitoring the activities on a regular basis, and ensuring the collection and analysis of relevant data.

Geo Tomas

Programme Assistant

As Programme Assistant, Geo provides assistance in all of the Programme Manager/Officers tasks requiring administrative support, such as logistics preparation for meetings and events, document archiving, documentation of meetings and conferences, budget preparation, disbursements and liquidation, and other tasks as may be deemed necessary by the Secretariat.

Margaret Yarcia

Communications Officer

Meg manages the communications component of CPDE’s advocacies and campaigns, and facilitates the implementation of its knowledge management strategy. Guided by the platform’s approach to promoting effective development cooperation, she oversees the design and development of its communication materials, including publications, news releases, and digital multimedia.

Fanny Porot

French Communications officer

Fanny manages CPDE’s demand-driven translation work, supporting and coordinating the translation of the platform’s internal and external communications into French. She also coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points and Working Groups in bridging information exchange, especially among the various levels of French-speaking CPDE constituencies.

Alvin Villamor

Webmaster

Alvin helps ensure CPDE’s active online presence especially by maintaining a dynamic and interactive website. He also manages internal communications and knowledge management systems through the administration of mailing lists, and provides communications support through the design of CPDE’s information materials.

The Independent Accountability Committee (IAC) ensures that all aspects of accountability and transparency, including functioning evaluation and audit mechanisms and other horizontal and vertical accountability measures, are in place and functioning for all its different working units. The IAC meets once a year to assess the implementation of activities. The results of their assessment will help identify and address issues and challenges, contribute to work strategies and reflection on the CSO Partnership’s mandate and work structures. Members of the IAC are elected from outside the Global Council. The detailed terms of reference for the IAC and information about their findings can be found here.

Committee MemberOrganisation
Charlie Martial NgounouAfroLeadership
Jake BharierSOS Sahel International

IAC Report to the Global Council

As with its global counterpart, regional and sectoral coordinating units operate guided by the principles of diversity, representation, gender equity, and consensus decision-making.

The regional coordinating units convene existing sub-regional platforms, development CSOs and sectoral networks/groups within the region to develop and implement a collective advocacy, outreach and capacity development work plan. Through the regional coordination committees, the regional focal person and its representative(s) to the GC are selected.​

The regional coordinating units are composed of a regional representative, sub-regional representatives, sector focal persons (at least one for each recognized sector) and regional secretariat (at most two dedicated staff). They are responsible for: (1) planning, coordination, communication and financial management, (2) policy development and advocacy engagement, and (3) outreach and capacity building. Generally, these are the governance bodies that provide leadership and direction to aid and development effectiveness work within the region following the vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the CPDE. These are also the units responsible for overseeing the operations of the regional secretariat.

To date, most regions have regional secretariats responsible for: (1) network coordination, administration, and outreach, (2) documentation and information management, (3) coordinating CPDE advocacy, outreach and capacity development activities with CPDE working groups and sectoral representatives in the region ensuring smooth and timely implementation and proper representation, (4) and coordinating with the Global Secretariat on CPDE program and platform decisions, activities, and processes.

Sectors also maintain coordinating units facilitated by a global representative and composed of regional representatives. The global representative sits at the CC, while global and regional representatives sit at the GC. Regional sectoral representatives are also part of regional coordinating units/committees to ensure synergy in their work with their respective region/sub-region.

Regional SecretariatsNameOrganisation
AsiaSarah TorresReality of Aid Asia Pacific
AfricaCynthia BarasaReality of Aid Africa
Latin AmericaGeorgina MuñozRed Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
EuropeBiljana SpasovkaBalkan Civil Society Development Network
MENAZarah Bazzi Arab NGO Network for Development
PacificEmeline Siale IlolahiaPacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Sectoral SecretariatsNameOrganisation
Faith-Based Organisations (FBO)Catherine Wangui NjugunaACT Alliance
LabourDiego Gonzalez LopezInternational Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
RuralRhoda Gueta People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
International Civil Society Organisations (ICSO)Luca De FraiaActionAid
Feminist GroupNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous People (IP)Loi ManalansanInternational Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
YouthJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
MigrantsAaron CeradoyAsia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Conflict and FragilityDeewa dela CruzInternational Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
South-South CooperationMyrna MaglahusReality of Aid (ROA) Global
  • Global Council
  • Coordination Committee
  • Co-Chairs
  • Global Secretariat
  • Independent Accountabilty
  • Regional and Sectoral Coordinating Units

The Global Council (GC) is the highest governing body of the CPDE. Meeting at least once a year, it provides political leadership and direction in all of CPDE’s aspects and areas of work. The GC is responsible for the signing-off of policy, advocacy and external communication papers. It ensures the accountability of the Coordination Committee (CC) and approves annually the size and composition of the GC and the Co-Chairs.

The GC is composed of representatives from CPDE constituencies. Each sub-region and region have at least one representative in while sectoral or major groups have between two and eight representatives depending on the representational strength.

Co-ChairsNameOrganisation
Co-ChairBeverly LongidIndigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-ChairMonica NovilloCoordinadora dela Mujer
Co-ChairMarita GonzalezInternational Trade Union Confederation
Co-ChairJustin KilcullenSocial Justice Ireland
Co-ChairRichard SsewakiryangaUganda National NGO Forum
AfricaNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sBlanche Simonny AbegueDynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Sub-Regional Rep - Central AfricaChristine AndelaCollectif des ONG pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le. Développement Rural
Sub-Regional Rep - East AfricaEugene RwibasiraRwanda Development Organization
Sub-Regional Rep - Southern AfricaNshindano Patrick KryticiousCivil Society for Poverty Reduction
Sub-Regional Rep - West AfricaAurelien AtideglaOSCAF-Benin
AsiaNameOrganisation
Regional RepresentativeThilak KariyawasamSri Lanka Nature Group
Sub-Regional Rep - Central AsiaChinara AitbaevaNash Vek
Sub-Regional Rep - Northeast AsiaJay HungTaiwanAid
Sub-Regional Rep - South AsiaBarkat Ullah MarufCOAST Bd
Sub-Regional Rep - Southeast AsiaNyi Nyi AungLocal Resource Centre Myanmar
PacificNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sEmeline Siale Ilolahia Pacific Islands Association of NGO (PIANGO)
Sub-Regional Rep - PolynesiaDrew HaveaCivil Society Forum of Tonga
Sub-Regional Rep - MicronesiaSarah Thomas NededogPayu-TA, Guam
Sub-Regional Rep - MelanesiaVani CatanasigaFiji Council of Social Services
EuropeNameOrganisation
Regional Representative Izabella TothCordaid
Sub-Regional Rep- Black SeaZaur AkbarYouth Atlantic Treaty Association Azerbaijan
Sub-Regional Rep- BalkanSimona OgnenovskaMacedonian Center for International Cooperation
Latin America and the CaribbeanNameOrganisation
Regional RepresentativeGeorgina MuñozRed Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Sub-Regional Rep - AndeanLiliana RodriguezConfederacion Colombiana de ONG
Sub-Regional Rep - Mexico and Central AmericaLaura BecerraEquipo Pueblo DECA and Central America
Sub-Regional Rep- CaribbeanMaryam Amsale Ze-DingelAssociation of Development Agencies (ADA)
Sub-Regional Rep - South ConeMarita GonzalezCGT- Red Sindical de Cooperación al Desarrollo, y Confederación Sindical de las Américas (CSA)
Middle East and North AfricaNameOrganisation
Regional Representative/sZahra BazziArab NGO Network for Development (ANND)/ Espace Associatif
Sub-Regional Rep - Middle EastJamal el JawahiriIraqui al-Amal
Sub-Regional Rep - North AfricaDouha El JourshiADO+
Sectors (Faith Based Organizations) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative/ConveyorEva EkelundACT Alliance
Sector Representative/ConveyorAtallah FitzGibbonIslamic Relief World Wide
Sector Representative/ConveyorIlona Maria DorjiLutheran World Federation
Sectors (Labour)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalPaola SimonettiInternational Trade Union Confederation
EuropeDiego Lopez GonzalesInternational Trade Union Confederation
AfricaHilma MoteInternational Trade Union Confederation
Latin AmericaDaniel AngelimTrade Union Confederation of the Americas
North AmericaParayarrikal HaridasanInternational Trade Union Confederation
Sectors (Agricultural and Rural Development) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalKurniawan SabarInstitute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
MENAMariam Al JaajaaArab Group for the Protection of Nature
Latin AmericaHenry MoralesMovimiento Tzuk Kim-Pop
AfricaGershom Kabaso Zambia Social Forum (Zamsof)
Latin AmericaAlejandro BarriosInstituto Politécnico Tomás Katari
MENAMaha JammoulConsultative Center for Studies and Documentation (APN member)
Sectors (International CSOs)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalLuca de FraiaActionAid International
Elie GasagaraWorld Vision International
Sectors (Feminist Group) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
InternationalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development
Eastern AfricaMama Koite DoumbiaAfrican Women's Development and Communications Network
Western AfricaPatricia AkakpoNETRIGHT
Western AfricaMUSONET Network
AsiaShanta Laxmi ShresthaBeyond Beijing Committee
Latin AmericaMaria Carolina Carrera FerrerCentro regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Genero: Corporació nHumanas
Latin AmericaMonica NovilloCoordinadora dela Mujer
EuropeRosa Belen AgirregomezkortaCentro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres
MENAShaiek SamarTunisian Association for Democratic Women (Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates - ATFD)
MENANew Woman Foundation - Egypt
PacificSusana TuisawauPacific Center for the Advancement of Women
Sectors (Indigenous Peoples)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalJiten YumnamForum for Indigenous People of Action
AsiaJiten Yumnam Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
AfricaLegborsi Saro PyagbaraMovement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
Latin AmericaNorma MaldonadoAsociacion Raxch' och' Oxlaju Aj
PacificJerry ImbiriDewan Adat Papua
Sectors (Youth)NameOrganisation
Sector Representative - GlobalJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
PacificErnest GibsonPacific Youth Council
AfricaRita Suwun BeriCameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace
MENANizar HassanArab NGO Network for Development
AsiaJenison UrikhimbamYouth's Forum for Protection of Human Rights
Latin AmericaJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
EuropeAnton MartinovInternational Youth Alliance
Sectors (Migration/Diaspora) NameOrganisation
Sector Representative & ConvenorRamon BultronInternational Migrants Alliance
Pacific & Co-ConvenorPefi KingiPacificwin
PacificMandeep BelaThe Union Network of Migrants
North AmericaAntonio ArizagaFrente Unido De Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos
North AmericaNiel La DodeQuebec, Canada
EuropeAnna ZobninaEuropean Network of Migrant Women
EuropePaul AsquithAfrican Foundation for Development UK
AsiaAaron CeradoyInternational Migrants Alliance
AsiaGlorene DasTenaganita
AfricaMalick SySenegal
AfricaTola WinjobiCAFSO WRAG
Special RolesNameOrganisation
Fiscal SponsorAmy PadillaIBON International
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair Vitalice MejaReality of Aid-Africa

The Coordination Committee (CC) is composed of members of the GC and acts under its supervision and mandate. The CC is responsible for:

The CC meets at least twice a year and reports to the GC through the GC Annual Meeting to the Global Secretariat.

Co-ChairsNameOrganisation
Co-ChairBeverly LongidIndigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-ChairMonica NovilloCoordinadora de la Mujer
Co-ChairMarita GonzalezCanadian Council for International Cooperation
Co-ChairRichard SsewakiryangaUganda National NGO Forum
Co-ChairJustin KilcullenSocial Justice Ireland
RegionsNameOrganisation
AfricaBlanche Simonny AbegueDynamique OSCAF-Gabon
AfricaTola WinjobiCAFSO-WRAG for Development
AsiaThilak KariyawasamSri Lanka Nature Group
AsiaChinara AitbaevaNash Vek
EuropeIzabella TothCordaid
Latin America and the CaribbeanMalena FamaRed Encuentro
Latin America and the CaribbeanGeorgina Muñoz PavonRed Latinoamericana por Justicia Economica y Social
Middle East and North AfricaAnas El HasnaouiArab NGO Network for Development (ANND)
PacificEmeline Siale IlolahiaPacific Islands Association of NGO
SectorsNameOrganisation
Faith-Based OrganizationsEva EkelundACT Alliance
LabourPaola SimonettiInternational Trade Union Confederation
RuralKurniawan SabarInstitute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
International CSOs (INGOs)Luca de FraiaActionAid International
Feminist GroupsNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs in Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous PeoplesJiten YumnamForum for Indigenous People of Action
YouthJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes
MigrantsAaron CeradoyAsia Pacific Mission for Migrants
SectorsNameOrganisation
Fiscal SponsorAmy PadillaIBON International
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-ChairVitalice MejaReality of Aid-Africa

Beverly Longid

Co-Chair, Governance

Longid served as global representative of CPDE’s Indigenous Peoples sector, a human rights activist from the Philippines, also serves as the Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL).

Prior to becoming CPDE Co-chair, Longid has already served several key positions in numerous indigenous peoples (IP) formations at the national, regional, and global levels. She is a council member of SANDUGO, a national movement of national minorities for self-determination, as well as Coordinator of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Network on Extractive Industries and Energy (AIPNEE).

She has been vigorously putting forward sectoral issues and concerns in different international engagements such as the United Nations processes on IP and human rights, Universal Periodic Review, among others.

Monica Novillo

Co-Chair, Communications

Novillo is the global coordinator of the Feminist Group, a professional journalist in Bolivia, has worked in various capacities to promote feminist principles in policy discourses. She is the Executive Director of Coordinadora de la Mujer, a regional feminist organisation in Bolivia. Novillo has represented her organisation in various networks and coalitions including the Women’s Major Group (WMG), Articulación Feminista Marcosur (AFM), Articulación Regional Feminista, and Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres. She has been engaged in the global processes in Rio +20, El Cairo+20, Beijing+20 and GPEDC High Level Meetings in Mexico and Nairobi.

Marita Gonzalez

Co-Chair, Membership

Marita is a member of the General Confederation of Labor of the Argentine Republic. She has worked as a representative of CPDE’s Labour sector through the Trade Union for Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) of ITUC – International Trade Union Confederation, and was later elected as regional representative for the Southern Cone of Latin America and the Caribbean.

A union activist in development cooperation issues since 2008, she leads the Argentina Platform for the Monitoring of the 2030 Agenda in Argentina (PAMPA 2030), which brings together union sectors, NGO platforms, indigenous, academia, feminists, environmentalists, and human rights movements. She has also led the alliance between workers’ sectors and human rights organizations in the Workers for Memory, Truth and Justice Program, which advances social justice in the face of military dictatorships in the Southern Cone. She is a strong voice on matters of transparency and accountability of the private sector engagement in development and civil society participation in the processes of South-South Cooperation, among others, with focus on the 2030 Agenda.

Justin Kilcullen

Co-Chair, Program and Finance

Kilcullen brings to CPDE his decades-long experience in fighting injustice and poverty, and organising CSOs around the cause of human rights and sustainable development. He was programme officer for Africa and Laos at the Irish Catholic agency for overseas development Trocaire, before serving as its executive director for 20 years. An architect by training, he used to build camps for Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees as Trocaire Laos representative, and also received an award from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for his work on earthquake resistant housing in El Salvador. He is a past President of CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development organisations in Europe and North America, adviser to the Pontifical council Cor Unum, the Vatican body that coordinates the charitable work of the Catholic Church, and vice-president of Concord, the confederation of over 1,500 European development NGOs.

Richard Ssewakiryanga

Co-Chair, Policy

Ssewakiryanga is the Executive Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum and a former co-chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). He is also a Policy Anthropologist who has helped formulate national poverty reduction strategies and shape international discussions of development cooperation and effectiveness.

The Global Secretariat supports the daily management and finances of the CSO Partnership. It is currently hosted by IBON International as CPDE’s Fiscal Management Organisation (FMO). To read the Terms of Reference of the FMO, please access it here:

Executive Secretary

Robert is responsible for the day-to-day direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of activities of CPDE’s programme, based on the platform’s strategic objectives and outcomes.

Jennifer Padilla

Network Manager

As Network Manager, Jennifer ensures the day-to-day operations of the Global Secretariat, as well as synergy and coordination across all CPDE constituencies and governance structures.

Leo Pura

European Commission Project Manager

Leo coordinates CPDE’s programme cycle of planning, monitoring, and implementation, and evaluation, ensuring that outputs are aligned with the platform’s performance framework. He develops tools for monitoring and evaluating CPDE’s progress in the achievement of its programme outcomes. He also serves as the Programme Manager for European Commission-supported actions.

Maty Dominong

Finance Manager

Maty supervises the entire range of finance duties for CPDE: from budget preparation and funds release, to project finance monitoring, compliance with audit and procurement policies, and expenditure reporting.

Matt Simonds

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Matt provides policy formulation, oversight, and advising for CPDE’s advocacy campaigns, workshops, and publications on effective development cooperation. He also liaises with policy arenas, especially in its engagements with GPEDC, UN, and OECD, while helping organise advocacy and campaign events and activities.

Glenis Balangue

Capacity Development Officer

Glenis helps organise initiatives that build the capacities of the CPDE membership to engage in activities around effective development cooperation. She works closely with the Network Manager to evaluate the needs of the constituents, and provide the necessary support for their active participation in the platform.

Lilian Laurezo

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

As PME Officer, Lilian is responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of projects, assisting in the preparation of progress reports, monitoring the activities on a regular basis, and ensuring the collection and analysis of relevant data.

Geo Tomas

Programme Assistant

As Programme Assistant, Geo provides assistance in all of the Programme Manager/Officers tasks requiring administrative support, such as logistics preparation for meetings and events, document archiving, documentation of meetings and conferences, budget preparation, disbursements and liquidation, and other tasks as may be deemed necessary by the Secretariat.

Margaret Yarcia

Communications Officer

Meg manages the communications component of CPDE’s advocacies and campaigns, and facilitates the implementation of its knowledge management strategy. Guided by the platform’s approach to promoting effective development cooperation, she oversees the design and development of its communication materials, including publications, news releases, and digital multimedia.

Fanny Porot

French Communications officer

Fanny manages CPDE’s demand-driven translation work, supporting and coordinating the translation of the platform’s internal and external communications into French. She also coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points and Working Groups in bridging information exchange, especially among the various levels of French-speaking CPDE constituencies.

Alvin Villamor

Webmaster

Alvin helps ensure CPDE’s active online presence especially by maintaining a dynamic and interactive website. He also manages internal communications and knowledge management systems through the administration of mailing lists, and provides communications support through the design of CPDE’s information materials.

The Independent Accountability Committee (IAC) ensures that all aspects of accountability and transparency, including functioning evaluation and audit mechanisms and other horizontal and vertical accountability measures, are in place and functioning for all its different working units. The IAC meets once a year to assess the implementation of activities. The results of their assessment will help identify and address issues and challenges, contribute to work strategies and reflection on the CSO Partnership’s mandate and work structures. Members of the IAC are elected from outside the Global Council. The detailed terms of reference for the IAC and information about their findings can be found here.

Committee MemberOrganisation
Charlie Martial NgounouAfroLeadership
Jake BharierSOS Sahel International

IAC Report to the Global Council

As with its global counterpart, regional and sectoral coordinating units operate guided by the principles of diversity, representation, gender equity, and consensus decision-making.

The regional coordinating units convene existing sub-regional platforms, development CSOs and sectoral networks/groups within the region to develop and implement a collective advocacy, outreach and capacity development work plan. Through the regional coordination committees, the regional focal person and its representative(s) to the GC are selected.​

The regional coordinating units are composed of a regional representative, sub-regional representatives, sector focal persons (at least one for each recognized sector) and regional secretariat (at most two dedicated staff). They are responsible for: (1) planning, coordination, communication and financial management, (2) policy development and advocacy engagement, and (3) outreach and capacity building. Generally, these are the governance bodies that provide leadership and direction to aid and development effectiveness work within the region following the vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the CPDE. These are also the units responsible for overseeing the operations of the regional secretariat.

To date, most regions have regional secretariats responsible for: (1) network coordination, administration, and outreach, (2) documentation and information management, (3) coordinating CPDE advocacy, outreach and capacity development activities with CPDE working groups and sectoral representatives in the region ensuring smooth and timely implementation and proper representation, (4) and coordinating with the Global Secretariat on CPDE program and platform decisions, activities, and processes.

Sectors also maintain coordinating units facilitated by a global representative and composed of regional representatives. The global representative sits at the CC, while global and regional representatives sit at the GC. Regional sectoral representatives are also part of regional coordinating units/committees to ensure synergy in their work with their respective region/sub-region.

Regional SecretariatsNameOrganisation
AsiaSarah TorresReality of Aid Asia Pacific
AfricaCynthia BarasaReality of Aid Africa
Latin AmericaGeorgina MuñozRed Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
EuropeBiljana SpasovkaBalkan Civil Society Development Network
MENAZarah Bazzi Arab NGO Network for Development
PacificEmeline Siale IlolahiaPacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Sectoral SecretariatsNameOrganisation
Faith-Based Organisations (FBO)Catherine Wangui NjugunaACT Alliance
LabourDiego Gonzalez LopezInternational Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
RuralRhoda Gueta People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
International Civil Society Organisations (ICSO)Luca De FraiaActionAid
Feminist GroupNurgul DzhanaevaForum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous People (IP)Loi ManalansanInternational Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
YouthJosefina VillegasForo Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
MigrantsAaron CeradoyAsia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Conflict and FragilityDeewa dela CruzInternational Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
South-South CooperationMyrna MaglahusReality of Aid (ROA) Global

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