The Global Secretariat

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


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.

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