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 Assembly (GA) 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 GA 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 GA and the Co-Chairs.

The GA 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-Chairs
Name
Organisation
Co-Chair
Beverly Longid
Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-Chair
Rosa Belen Aguirremezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres (CEIM)
Co-Chair
Marita Gonzalez
International Trade Union Confederation
Co-Chair
Justin Kilcullen
Social Justice Ireland
Co-Chair
Richard Ssewakiryanga

Regions

Africa
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative/s
Blanche Simonny Abegue
Dynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Tola Winjobi
CAFSO-WRAG for Development
Sub-Regional Rep – Central Africa
Christine Andela
Collectif des ONG pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le. Développement Rural
Sub-Regional Rep – East Africa
Eugene Rwibasira
Rwanda Development Organization
Sub-Regional Rep – Southern Africa
Nshindano Patrick Kryticious
Civil Society for Poverty Reduction
Sub-Regional Rep – West Africa
Aurelien Atidegla
OSCAF-Benin
Asia
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Chinara Aitbaeva
Nash Vek Public Foundation
Sub-Regional Rep – Central Asia
Ikrom Mamadov
Youth Group on Protection of Environment (YGPE)
Sub-Regional Rep – Northeast Asia
Nina Kao
TaiwanAid
Sub-Regional Rep – South Asia
Md. Mujibul Haque Munir
COAST Bd
Sub-Regional Rep – Southeast Asia
Nyi Nyi Aung
Local Resource Centre Myanmar
Pacific
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative/s
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of NGO (PIANGO)
Sub-Regional Rep – Polynesia
Drew Havea
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
Sub-Regional Rep – Micronesia
Sarah Thomas Nededog
Payu-TA, Guam
Sub-Regional Rep – Melanesia
Vani Catanasiga
Fiji Council of Social Services
Europe
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Izabella Toth
Cordaid
Sub-Regional Rep- Black Sea
Zaur Akbar
Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Azerbaijan
Sub-Regional Rep- Balkan
Simona Ognenovska
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
Latin America and the Caribbean
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Georgina Muñoz
Red Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Sub-Regional Rep
Maryam Amsale Ze-Dingel
Association of Development Agencies (ADA)
Sub-Regional Rep – Mexico and Central America
Laura Becerra
Equipo Pueblo DECA and Central America
Middle East and North Africa
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Anas El-Hasnaoui
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)/ Espace Associatif
Sub-Regional Rep – Middle East
Jamal el Jawahiri
Iraqui al-Amal
Sub-Regional Rep – North Africa
Douha El Jourshi
ADO+

Sectors

Faith Based Organisations
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative
Eva Ekelund
ACT Alliance
Sector Representative
Shahin Ahsraf
Islamic Relief World Wide
Sector Representative
Marina Dölker/Isaiah Toroitich
Lutheran World Federation
Labour
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Diego Lopez Gonzales
International Trade Union Confederation
Giulia Massobrio
International Trade Union Confederation
Alex Nkosi
International Trade Union Confederation
Thiago Maeda
Trade Union Confederation of the Americas
Francis Kim Upgi
International Trade Union Confederation AP
Agricultural and Rural Development
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Kurniawan Sabar
Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
MENA
Mariam Al Jaajaa
Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
Africa
Gershom Kabaso
Zambia Social Forum (Zamsof)
Latin America
Alejandro Barrios
Instituto Politécnico Tomás Katari
MENA
Maha Jammoul
Consultative Center for Studies and Documentation (APN member)
International CSOs
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Luca de Fraia
ActionAid International
Elie Gasagara
World Vision International
Feminist Group
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Eastern Africa
Mama Koite Doumbia
African Women’s Development and Communications Network
Western Africa
Patricia Akakpo
NETRIGHT
Asia
Shanta Laxmi Shrestha
Beyond Beijing Committee
Latin America
Lorena Fries
Centro regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Genero: Corporació nHumanas
Latin America
Tania Sanchez
Coordinadora dela Mujer
Europe
Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres
Europe
Valentina Bodrug
Moldova
MENA
Shaiek Samar
Tunisian Association for Democratic Women (Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates – ATFD)
MENA
Ibrahim Nevine Ebeid Fahim
New Woman Foundation – Egypt
Pacific
Susana Tuisawau
Pacific Center for the Advancement of Women
Indigenous Peoples
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global and Asia Region
Jiten Yumnam
Forum for Indigenous People of Action
Africa
Celestine Akpobari
Ogoni Solidarity Forum
Pacific
Ronny Kareni
Merdeka West Papua Support Network
Youth
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Pacific
Africa
Rita Suwun Beri
Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace
MENA
Asia
Jenison Urikhimbam
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights
Latin America
Europe
Anton Martinov
International Youth Alliance
Migration/Diaspora
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative & Convenor
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Pacific
Pefi Kingi
Pacificwin
Pacific
Mandeep Bela
The Union Network of Migrants
North America
Antonio Arizaga
Frente Unido De Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos
North America
Niel La Dode
Quebec, Canada
Europe
Anna Zobnina
European Network of Migrant Women
Europe
Paul Asquith
African Foundation for Development UK
Asia
Ramon Bultron
International Migrants Alliance
Asia
Glorene Das
Tenaganita
Africa
Malick Sy
Senegal
Africa
Name
Organisation
Director, Financial Management Organisation and Steering Committee member
Jennifer Malonzo
IBON International
Executive Secretary, CPDE Global Secretariat and Steering Committee member
Roberto Pinauin
CPDE Global Secretariat
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair
Vitalice Meja
Reality 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-Chairs
Name
Organisation
Co-Chair
Beverly Longid
Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-Chair
Rosa Belen Aguirremezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres (CEIM)
Co-Chair
Marita Gonzalez
International Trade Union Confederation
Co-Chair
Justin Kilcullen
Social Justice Ireland
Co-Chair
Richard Ssewakiryanga
Uganda National NGO Forum
Regions
Name
Organisation
Africa
Blanche Simonny Abegue
Dynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Africa
Tola Winjobi
CAFSO-WRAG for Development
Asia
Chinara Aitbaeva
Nash Vek
Asia
Nina Kao
Taiwan Aid
Europe
Izabella Toth
Cordaid
Latin America and the Caribbean
Malena Fama/Henry Morales
Red Encuentro/Movimiento Tzuk Kim Pop
Latin America and the Caribbean
Georgina Muñoz Pavon
Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Economica y Social
Middle East and North Africa
Anas El Hasnaoui
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)
Pacific
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of NGO
Sectors
Name
Organisation
Faith-Based Organizations
Eva Ekelund
ACT Alliance
Labour
Diego Lopez Gonzales
International Trade Union Confederation
Rural
Kurniawan Sabar
Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
International CSOs (INGOs)
Luca de Fraia
ActionAid International
Feminist Groups
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs in Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous Peoples
Jiten Yumnam
Forum for Indigenous People of Action
Youth
Migrants
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Name
Organisation
Director, Financial Management Organisation and Steering Committee member
Jennifer Malonzo
IBON International
Executive Secretary, CPDE Global Secretariat and Steering Committee member
Roberto Pinauin
CPDE Global Secretariat
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair
Vitalice Meja
Reality 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.

Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta Ibarluzea

Co-Chair, Communications

She is the Executive Director of the Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres (CEIM) / Centre for Women’s Studies and Research, based in Spain, participating in the Feminist Group and the Conflict and Fragility Working Group.

Graduated on Politic Sciences and Sociology, she has a long experience in human rights, development and humanitarian action from a feminist perspective.

She has represented her organisation in various networks and coalitions including the Women in Development Europe (WIDE) network, and the DAC-CSO Reference Group. Engaged in global processes in CSW, Beijing and GPEDC High Level Meetings in Mexico and Nairobi, the DAC Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance as well as related to 1325UNSCR in OSCE processes. Also monitoring public policies and the implementation of international commitments (CEDAW, Istanbul Convention, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and UNSCR1325), co-founding the CEDAW-Istanbul-Beijing Platform and launching shadow reports in Spain.

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 former 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.

Jodel Dacara

Network Manager

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

Matt Simonds

Senior Policy Officer and Liaison

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.

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.

Marc Ignacio

Deputy Programme Manager and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Responsible for the monitoring and ensuring quality and timely inputs. Develops systematic monitoring framework to improve the evidence gathered by the projects. Responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities. Assists the Program Manager and EC Project Manager in preparing Annual reports and monitors the project activities.

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.

Josefina Villegas

Policy and Membership Coordinator

As Policy and Membership Coordinator, Josefina provides CPDE with the necessary coordination and membership engagement to advance its policy advocacy objectives.

Glenis Balangue

Capacity Development Coordinator

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.

Daniela Sepulveda

Communications and Capacity Development Officer

Daniela produces and publishes materials promoting CPDE’s advocacy, and supporting its network management, capacity development, and programme and finance work. She coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points, and Task Forces in bridging information exchange, between the various levels of CPDE constituencies. She also provides support to Capacity Development needs as requested by Network Manager/Capacity Development Coordinator.

Margaret Yarcia

Communications Manager

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

Communications Officer

Fanny produces and publishes materials promoting CPDE’s advocacy, and supporting its network management, capacity development, and programme and finance work. She coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points, and Task Forces in bridging information exchange, between the various levels of CPDE constituencies.

Wigen Echual

Programme Assistant

As Programme Assistant, Wigen 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.

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) of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) was established to serve as a strategic Board of Reference to the governance structures of CPDE: to the Global Council (GC), the Coordinating Committee (CC) and to the Co-chairs. The IAC provides help and assistance to the governance structures and to the global secretariat to ensure that CPDE meets and maintains high standards of transparency, accountability and integrity, in line with the Istanbul principles.

The members of the IAC

Emele Duituturaga

Independent Consultation for Development, Gender, Social Inclusion, Civil Society
Former Executive Director at Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Former CPDE Regional Representative CPDE Asia-Pacific and Program and Finance Committee member

Elomo Andela

Advisor and Partnership Manager, Collective of NGOs for Food Security and Rural Development (COSADER)
Has socio-professional background working alongside CSOs
Has had a long experience in the field of CSO accountability, transparency and responsibility
Former African Representative, CPDE Working Group on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society and worked closely with CPDE since its inception

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 Secretariats
Name
Organisation
Asia
Sarah Torres
Reality of Aid Asia Pacific
Africa
Alice Maina
Reality of Aid Africa
Latin America
Georgina Muñoz
Red Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Malena Fama
Red Encuentro / Multipolar
Henry Morales
Movimiento Tzuk Kim Pop
Europe
Biljana Spasovka
Balkan Civil Society Development Network
MENA
Zarah Bazzi
Arab NGO Network for Development
Pacific
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Sectoral Secretariats
Name
Organisation
Faith-Based Organisations (FBO)
Thorsten Göbel
ACT Alliance
Labour
Lorenza Lo Sasso
International Trade Union Confederation
Rural
Rhoda Gueta
People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
International Civil Society Organisations (ICSO)
Luca De Fraia
ActionAid
Feminist Group
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous People (IP)
Patricia Isabelle Dela Cruz
International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
Youth
Anton Martinov
International Youth Alliance
Jenison Urikhimbam
Youth Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR)
Migrants
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Edward Miller
FIRST Union
Task Force Coordinators
Name
Organisation
Private Sector Engagement
Tala Batangan
Reality of Aid Network
CSO Enabling Environment/Development Effectiveness
Vitalice Meja
Reality of Aid- Africa
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum for Women’s NGOs of Kyrgystan
Climate Finance
Josefina Villegas Caputti
Global Secretariat
Nexus Issues
Deewa Dela Cruz/Jane Nabong
International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

The Global Assembly (GA) 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 GA 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 GA and the Co-Chairs.

The GA 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-Chairs
Name
Organisation
Co-Chair
Beverly Longid
Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-Chair
Rosa Belen Aguirremezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres (CEIM)
Co-Chair
Marita Gonzalez
International Trade Union Confederation
Co-Chair
Justin Kilcullen
Social Justice Ireland
Co-Chair
Richard Ssewakiryanga

Regions

Africa
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative/s
Blanche Simonny Abegue
Dynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Tola Winjobi
CAFSO-WRAG for Development
Sub-Regional Rep – Central Africa
Christine Andela
Collectif des ONG pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le. Développement Rural
Sub-Regional Rep – East Africa
Eugene Rwibasira
Rwanda Development Organization
Sub-Regional Rep – Southern Africa
Nshindano Patrick Kryticious
Civil Society for Poverty Reduction
Sub-Regional Rep – West Africa
Aurelien Atidegla
OSCAF-Benin
Asia
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Chinara Aitbaeva
Nash Vek Public Foundation
Sub-Regional Rep – Central Asia
Ikrom Mamadov
Youth Group on Protection of Environment (YGPE)
Sub-Regional Rep – Northeast Asia
Nina Kao
TaiwanAid
Sub-Regional Rep – South Asia
Md. Mujibul Haque Munir
COAST Bd
Sub-Regional Rep – Southeast Asia
Nyi Nyi Aung
Local Resource Centre Myanmar
Pacific
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative/s
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of NGO (PIANGO)
Sub-Regional Rep – Polynesia
Drew Havea
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
Sub-Regional Rep – Micronesia
Sarah Thomas Nededog
Payu-TA, Guam
Sub-Regional Rep – Melanesia
Vani Catanasiga
Fiji Council of Social Services
Europe
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Izabella Toth
Cordaid
Sub-Regional Rep- Black Sea
Zaur Akbar
Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Azerbaijan
Sub-Regional Rep- Balkan
Simona Ognenovska
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
Latin America and the Caribbean
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Georgina Muñoz
Red Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Sub-Regional Rep
Maryam Amsale Ze-Dingel
Association of Development Agencies (ADA)
Sub-Regional Rep – Mexico and Central America
Laura Becerra
Equipo Pueblo DECA and Central America
Middle East and North Africa
Name
Organisation
Regional Representative
Anas El-Hasnaoui
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)/ Espace Associatif
Sub-Regional Rep – Middle East
Jamal el Jawahiri
Iraqui al-Amal
Sub-Regional Rep – North Africa
Douha El Jourshi
ADO+

Sectors

Faith Based Organisations
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative
Eva Ekelund
ACT Alliance
Sector Representative
Shahin Ahsraf
Islamic Relief World Wide
Sector Representative
Marina Dölker/Isaiah Toroitich
Lutheran World Federation
Labour
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Diego Lopez Gonzales
International Trade Union Confederation
Giulia Massobrio
International Trade Union Confederation
Alex Nkosi
International Trade Union Confederation
Thiago Maeda
Trade Union Confederation of the Americas
Francis Kim Upgi
International Trade Union Confederation AP
Agricultural and Rural Development
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Kurniawan Sabar
Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
MENA
Mariam Al Jaajaa
Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
Africa
Gershom Kabaso
Zambia Social Forum (Zamsof)
Latin America
Alejandro Barrios
Instituto Politécnico Tomás Katari
MENA
Maha Jammoul
Consultative Center for Studies and Documentation (APN member)
International CSOs
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Luca de Fraia
ActionAid International
Elie Gasagara
World Vision International
Feminist Group
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Eastern Africa
Mama Koite Doumbia
African Women’s Development and Communications Network
Western Africa
Patricia Akakpo
NETRIGHT
Asia
Shanta Laxmi Shrestha
Beyond Beijing Committee
Latin America
Lorena Fries
Centro regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Genero: Corporació nHumanas
Latin America
Tania Sanchez
Coordinadora dela Mujer
Europe
Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres
Europe
Valentina Bodrug
Moldova
MENA
Shaiek Samar
Tunisian Association for Democratic Women (Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates – ATFD)
MENA
Ibrahim Nevine Ebeid Fahim
New Woman Foundation – Egypt
Pacific
Susana Tuisawau
Pacific Center for the Advancement of Women
Indigenous Peoples
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global and Asia Region
Jiten Yumnam
Forum for Indigenous People of Action
Africa
Celestine Akpobari
Ogoni Solidarity Forum
Pacific
Ronny Kareni
Merdeka West Papua Support Network
Youth
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative – Global
Pacific
Africa
Rita Suwun Beri
Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace
MENA
Asia
Jenison Urikhimbam
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights
Latin America
Europe
Anton Martinov
International Youth Alliance
Migration/Diaspora
Name
Organisation
Sector Representative & Convenor
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Pacific
Pefi Kingi
Pacificwin
Pacific
Mandeep Bela
The Union Network of Migrants
North America
Antonio Arizaga
Frente Unido De Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos
North America
Niel La Dode
Quebec, Canada
Europe
Anna Zobnina
European Network of Migrant Women
Europe
Paul Asquith
African Foundation for Development UK
Asia
Ramon Bultron
International Migrants Alliance
Asia
Glorene Das
Tenaganita
Africa
Malick Sy
Senegal
Africa
Name
Organisation
Director, Financial Management Organisation and Steering Committee member
Jennifer Malonzo
IBON International
Executive Secretary, CPDE Global Secretariat and Steering Committee member
Roberto Pinauin
CPDE Global Secretariat
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair
Vitalice Meja
Reality 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-Chairs
Name
Organisation
Co-Chair
Beverly Longid
Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation
Co-Chair
Rosa Belen Aguirremezkorta
Centro de Estudios e Investigacion sobre Mujeres (CEIM)
Co-Chair
Marita Gonzalez
International Trade Union Confederation
Co-Chair
Justin Kilcullen
Social Justice Ireland
Co-Chair
Richard Ssewakiryanga
Uganda National NGO Forum
Regions
Name
Organisation
Africa
Blanche Simonny Abegue
Dynamique OSCAF-Gabon
Africa
Tola Winjobi
CAFSO-WRAG for Development
Asia
Chinara Aitbaeva
Nash Vek
Asia
Nina Kao
Taiwan Aid
Europe
Izabella Toth
Cordaid
Latin America and the Caribbean
Malena Fama/Henry Morales
Red Encuentro/Movimiento Tzuk Kim Pop
Latin America and the Caribbean
Georgina Muñoz Pavon
Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Economica y Social
Middle East and North Africa
Anas El Hasnaoui
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)
Pacific
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of NGO
Sectors
Name
Organisation
Faith-Based Organizations
Eva Ekelund
ACT Alliance
Labour
Diego Lopez Gonzales
International Trade Union Confederation
Rural
Kurniawan Sabar
Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
International CSOs (INGOs)
Luca de Fraia
ActionAid International
Feminist Groups
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs in Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous Peoples
Jiten Yumnam
Forum for Indigenous People of Action
Youth
Migrants
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Name
Organisation
Director, Financial Management Organisation and Steering Committee member
Jennifer Malonzo
IBON International
Executive Secretary, CPDE Global Secretariat and Steering Committee member
Roberto Pinauin
CPDE Global Secretariat
GPEDC Non-Executive Co-Chair
Vitalice Meja
Reality 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.

Rosa Belen Agirregomezkorta Ibarluzea

Co-Chair, Communications

She is the Executive Director of the Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres (CEIM) / Centre for Women’s Studies and Research, based in Spain, participating in the Feminist Group and the Conflict and Fragility Working Group.

Graduated on Politic Sciences and Sociology, she has a long experience in human rights, development and humanitarian action from a feminist perspective.

She has represented her organisation in various networks and coalitions including the Women in Development Europe (WIDE) network, and the DAC-CSO Reference Group. Engaged in global processes in CSW, Beijing and GPEDC High Level Meetings in Mexico and Nairobi, the DAC Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance as well as related to 1325UNSCR in OSCE processes. Also monitoring public policies and the implementation of international commitments (CEDAW, Istanbul Convention, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and UNSCR1325), co-founding the CEDAW-Istanbul-Beijing Platform and launching shadow reports in Spain.

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 former 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.

Jodel Dacara

Network Manager

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

Matt Simonds

Senior Policy Officer and Liaison

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.

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.

Marc Ignacio

Deputy Programme Manager and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Responsible for the monitoring and ensuring quality and timely inputs. Develops systematic monitoring framework to improve the evidence gathered by the projects. Responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities. Assists the Program Manager and EC Project Manager in preparing Annual reports and monitors the project activities.

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.

Josefina Villegas

Policy and Membership Coordinator

As Policy and Membership Coordinator, Josefina provides CPDE with the necessary coordination and membership engagement to advance its policy advocacy objectives.

Glenis Balangue

Capacity Development Coordinator

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.

Daniela Sepulveda

Communications and Capacity Development Officer

Daniela produces and publishes materials promoting CPDE’s advocacy, and supporting its network management, capacity development, and programme and finance work. She coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points, and Task Forces in bridging information exchange, between the various levels of CPDE constituencies. She also provides support to Capacity Development needs as requested by Network Manager/Capacity Development Coordinator.

Margaret Yarcia

Communications Manager

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

Communications Officer

Fanny produces and publishes materials promoting CPDE’s advocacy, and supporting its network management, capacity development, and programme and finance work. She coordinates with relevant regional and sectoral focal points, and Task Forces in bridging information exchange, between the various levels of CPDE constituencies.

Wigen Echual

Programme Assistant

As Programme Assistant, Wigen 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.

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) of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) was established to serve as a strategic Board of Reference to the governance structures of CPDE: to the Global Council (GC), the Coordinating Committee (CC) and to the Co-chairs. The IAC provides help and assistance to the governance structures and to the global secretariat to ensure that CPDE meets and maintains high standards of transparency, accountability and integrity, in line with the Istanbul principles.

The members of the IAC

Emele Duituturaga

Independent Consultation for Development, Gender, Social Inclusion, Civil Society
Former Executive Director at Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Former CPDE Regional Representative CPDE Asia-Pacific and Program and Finance Committee member

Elomo Andela

Advisor and Partnership Manager, Collective of NGOs for Food Security and Rural Development (COSADER)
Has socio-professional background working alongside CSOs
Has had a long experience in the field of CSO accountability, transparency and responsibility
Former African Representative, CPDE Working Group on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society and worked closely with CPDE since its inception

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 Secretariats
Name
Organisation
Asia
Sarah Torres
Reality of Aid Asia Pacific
Africa
Alice Maina
Reality of Aid Africa
Latin America
Georgina Muñoz
Red Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario (RENICC)
Malena Fama
Red Encuentro / Multipolar
Henry Morales
Movimiento Tzuk Kim Pop
Europe
Biljana Spasovka
Balkan Civil Society Development Network
MENA
Zarah Bazzi
Arab NGO Network for Development
Pacific
Emeline Siale Ilolahia
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Sectoral Secretariats
Name
Organisation
Faith-Based Organisations (FBO)
Thorsten Göbel
ACT Alliance
Labour
Lorenza Lo Sasso
International Trade Union Confederation
Rural
Rhoda Gueta
People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
International Civil Society Organisations (ICSO)
Luca De Fraia
ActionAid
Feminist Group
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
Indigenous People (IP)
Patricia Isabelle Dela Cruz
International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
Youth
Anton Martinov
International Youth Alliance
Jenison Urikhimbam
Youth Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR)
Migrants
Aaron Ceradoy
Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Edward Miller
FIRST Union
Task Force Coordinators
Name
Organisation
Private Sector Engagement
Tala Batangan
Reality of Aid Network
CSO Enabling Environment/Development Effectiveness
Vitalice Meja
Reality of Aid- Africa
Nurgul Dzhanaeva
Forum for Women’s NGOs of Kyrgystan
Climate Finance
Josefina Villegas Caputti
Global Secretariat
Nexus Issues
Deewa Dela Cruz/Jane Nabong
International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)

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