Co-Chairs

High-level 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 meets two or three times per year. The Steering Committee’s work is carried out transparently, ensuring that all members of the Global Partnership are consulted.

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
Mustafa Aria
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
Baikuntha Aryal
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
Klaus Rudischhauser
Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Development and Co-operation, EuropeAid, European Commission
Shigenobu Kobayashi
Director, Development Assistance Policy Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Representative of the business sector

Louise Kantrow
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

Maria Theresa Lauron
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/UNDG

Michael O’Neill
Assistant Secretary-General & Assistant Administrator, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP

Representative of the OECD/DAC

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka
Chair, 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

Wellington Chibebe
Deputy Secretary-General, 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 will be updated shortly, to reflect changes agreed at the Steering Committee meeting in Nairobi, as reflected in the Nairobi Outcome Document. Please check back soon.