The Secretariat’s role is to facilitate the implementation of the Vision 2020 by PWYP members and coalitions.
Nelly joined the PWYP Secretariat as Regional Coordinator for the East and Southern Africa region in July 2018. She will coordinate PWYP’s activities, outreach and engagement with National Coalitions and members in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique; ensuring that they are supported to achieve PWYP’s common goal of an open and accountable extractive sector. Prior to joining PWYP, Nelly worked with SEATINI Uganda as the programme Officer, coordinating the Financing for Development/Tax Justice programme at the sub national, national, regional and global levels. She has a decade’s experience working with civil society on tax justice, environment and natural resource governance advocacy in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. In 2008-2009, Nelly was a Capacity Advancement Fellow on Extractives with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). In addition to her extensive coalition coordination experience, Nelly participated in the establishment of PWYP Uganda at the national level and has sat on a number of coalition steering committees in Uganda i.e Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group. She has also chaired the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda and the East Africa Tax and Governance Network. Nelly holds BA and MA degrees in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.
Sandrine joined the PWYP team in June 2016 to provide key institutional, administrative, logistical and programmatic support to the Secretariat team. Prior to that, Sandrine was working for Development Finance International, a non-profit capacity building, advocacy, advisory and research group on debt management issues, working with more than 50 governments and international organisations worldwide. She was working as Travel Coordinator, Distance Learning Programme Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Director. Sandrine is bilingual in French and English and holds a Master’s Degree in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
You can contact Sandrine at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0) 20 3096 7717
Caroline joined PWYP as Director of Finance and Operations in October 2016. She has been working in the NGOs sector for over 20 years across a range of areas (including health, education, social housing, social justice, grant giving and conservation) and within a variety of funding mechanisms (government funding, trust, large grantees and government) both in the UK and overseas. Caroline has extensive financial management experience and has set up and managed numerous grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to grants of £30m (USD45m). She is a Chartered Accountant (Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland), has a BA in Accounting (Caledonian University, Glasgow) and an MSc International Development (University of Bath). Caroline is also a Trustee of a Grant Giving Foundation in the South West of England (South West Foundation). Between 2009 and 2015 Caroline was Director of Finance and Operations at an HIV medical care/research/education centre in Uganda. This experience gave her a great experience working in: sub granting to government and local ngos, providing HR services to up to 300 staff, developing financial and procurement systems, all in a complex multi donor environment. During this time Caroline also took the organisation through the process of separating from the UK parent charity and setting up the necessary governance structures in Uganda. Caroline is highly enthusiastic about the work of PWYP and its role within the good governance agenda. She is looking forward to being part of a small team again and the hands-on opportunity that it gives
You can contact Caroline at email@example.com or on +44 (0) 20 3096 7719
Alexandra joined the Publish What You Pay team as the Communications Coordinator in June 2015. She is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy and for promoting the achievements of PWYP members, sharing knowledge and lessons-learned across the network. Previously, Alex was working as a Digital Editor for Family for Every Child and as Communications Coordinator at the Water Integrity Network at Transparency International. She has dual citizenship – French and Swedish, and has lived in France, Sweden, Germany and UK. Alex is bilingual in French and Swedish, and is fluent in English and with intermediate to fluent level in German (depending on the topic!).
You can contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0) 20 3096 7714
Emil joined the PWYP Secretariat in January 2016. He has extensive experience of the PWYP campaign and the coalitions in the region, having worked for four years for NRGI (Revenue Watch at the time) providing support to their Eurasia Regional Director and contributing to the development of their strategies, approaches and programs. More recently, Emil has worked as a consultant to the World Bank on the development of the EITI in Azerbaijan.Emil will be coordinating PWYP’s work in the Eurasia region, including strategy development and implementation, advocacy, communications and fundraising.
You can contact Emil at email@example.com, or on Skype at emilfsa10
Elisa joined Publish What You Pay as its Executive Director in February 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She witnessed the too often devastating impacts of large-scale resource exploitation on people and nature when living alongside indigenous communities in the arctic for five years. Her interest in and passion for equitable and sustainable resource use stems from that experience. Elisa also spent 6 years working for the United Nations as the Head of the UN’s Non-governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) in New York, advocating for and supporting civil society’s meaningful participation in the UN’s decision making processes. Most recently, she advised The Elders, a group of former Heads of State and Nobel Prize winners, on their political strategies related to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change and women’s rights. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Stephanie joined Publish What You Pay in 2013 where she has worked to support operational, communications, grant management and internal and coalition governance processes. A qualified Prince 2 practitioner Stephanie holds a master’s degree from the University of Sheffield and has six years’ experience in operational, research and project management roles. As Director of Member Engagement, Stephanie is responsible for supporting the Secretariat’s Regional Coordinators to implement PWYP’s Vision 20/20 strategy at the national and regional levels, as well as supporting the Executive Director in fundraising.
You can contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0) 20 3096 7716
James joined the Publish What You Pay team as Advocacy Officer in June 2014 and is today the Coordinator of G20 Countries. He is responsible for coordinating the efforts of PWYP members and coalitions worldwide in pursuit of strong mandatory disclosure legislation for the extractive industries. James previously worked as Political Advisor to the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament, which included responsibility for the EU Accounting and Transparency Directives. Prior to that, he worked for the ONE Campaign’s Brussels office, as well as for UK Members of the European Parliament. He holds a BA in Politics and Development Studies from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
You can contact James at email@example.com, on (+)44 (0) 7786 241085 or skype pwypjroyston
Pierre joined the PWYP secretariat as Regional Coordinator for the MENA region in 2018. He will coordinate PWYP’s activities, outreach and engagement with National Coalitions and members in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen and the wider MENA region; ensuring that they are supported to achieve PWYP’s common goal of an open and accountable extractive sector. Prior to joining PWYP, Pierre was the Programme Manager at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Beirut, where he was responsible for overseeing activities across six programmes with more than 15 civil society partners. His work covered issues related to youth participation, sustainable development, electoral reform, environment, oil and gas governance, and small arms control. Prior to that he worked as a field officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross. He also works part-time as an instructor in the faculty of Law and Political Science at Notre Dame University. Pierre holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. He also holds a PhD from the Lebanese University in Beirut, where he analysed Lebanon’s oil and gas sector, focusing on Lebanese political and administrative systems. He speaks English, Arabic and French.
You can contact Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Skype at pierre4371
Tatyana joined Publish What You Pay in 2018 as a Global Initiatives and Impact Coordinator to facilitate our engagement in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). She is responsible for providing strategic analysis and advice, spearheading and coordinating global advocacy efforts in relation to EITI, as well as developing and delivering training programmes in order for PWYP members across the world to gain full advantage of the EITI as a platform to promote good governance of natural resources in their respective countries. She brings extensive experience in promoting extractive sector’s reforms, as well as civil society development. Her recent work as a consultant for the World Bank Central Asia Regional office was focused on EITI and extractive sectors’ reforms in several CIS countries, aimed at improving the investment climate, accountability and civic participation. She has also designed and led analytical studies and capacity building activities for CSOs in Central Asia and Caucasus. She has a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from the Kazak National University and a Professional Diploma in Management from the London Open University Business School. Tatyana has particular interests in innovative thinking, participation, open government, and sustainable development.
You can contact Tatyana at TSedova@publishwhatyoupay.org, or on Skype at tatiana.sedova
Demba joined the PWYP team in May 2017 as Francophone West Africa Regional Coordinator. Among other responsibilities, Demba is in charge of representing and promoting a high profile brand for PWYP at the regional level. He guides the advocacy efforts of PWYP’s members by supporting and developing the capacity of member coalitions in the region to enhance their effectiveness in achieving PWYP’s common goals and being involved in global initiatives. He also contributes towards the development and implementation of strategic plans, governance mechanisms and effective teamwork for the PWYP Secretariat. Demba previously worked as Extractive Industries Regional Programme Officer in Oxfam West Africa Regional Office. His position in Oxfam allowed him to work with lots of PWYP Coalitions in West Africa and around the world. He holds a Masters in International Relations and is a PhD candidate in Public Law/International Relations at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (Senegal). He speaks French, English and Spanish.
You can contact Demba at email@example.com, or on (+221) 77 344 59 59
For more details on the Secretariat’s role, refer to our governance manual.