Co-Chairs

Senior government officials from Bangladesh, Germany and Uganda lead the Global Partnership and advocate for effective development co-operation across the globe.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the Global Partnership’s multi-stakeholder governing body. It meets biannually to guide the work of the Global Partnership and ensure that it is carried out transparently, fully consulting each stakeholder group.

Background and summary documents for each Steering Committee meeting are publicly available and can be found in the Resources section of this website.

Steering Committee Members*

Representatives of recipients of development co-operation*

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency
Salma Alokozai
Aid Management Director, Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan* (* representing the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states)
Ryna Elizabeth Garay Araniva
Director General of Development Co-operation, Vice Ministry of Development Co-operation, El Salvador
Shreekrishna Nepal
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Nepal
Alfred Schuster
Development Co-operation Advisor, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Representative of recipients and providers of development co-operation
Noel Gonzalez
Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning, Mexican Agency for Development Cooperation
Rolando Tungpalan
Undersecretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines
Representatives of providers of development co-operation
Deirdre Kent
Director General, Development Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada
Marjeta Jager
Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Development and Co-operation, EuropeAid, European Commission
Development Assistance Policy Planning Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Representative of the business sector
Andrew Wilson
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Representative of parliaments
Martin Chungong
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Representative of civil society
Meja Vitalice
Co-chair, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)
Representative of multilateral development banks
Mahmoud Mohieldin
Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank
Representative of the UNDP/UNSDG
Ulrika Modéer
Assistant Administrator and Director, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP
Representative of the OECD/DAC
Chair of Development Assistance Committee, OECD
Representative of Arab providers of development co-operation
Fuad Albassam
Assistant Director-General, Public Sector Operations, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Representative of trade unions
Paola Simonetti
Co-ordinator Development Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Representative of foundations
Matt Reed
Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation (UK)
Representative of sub-national governments
Berry Vrbanovic
Mayor of Kitchener and Treasurer of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
*The Steering Committee membership list is updated regularly.