Structure

PWYP’s structure aims to deliver full transparency and accountability in our governance and excellence in our management. We are run on a day-to-day basis by a small decentralised Secretariat and a Board. Our Global Assembly, comprising all PWYP members, meets every three years as our ultimate decision-making body to review strategy and policies and elect our Global Council. The Council leads on PWYP’s global strategic direction, working closely with the senior leadership team at our Secretariat. In Africa – the continent that hosts most PWYP coalitions – an Africa Steering Committee provides leadership and strategic guidance to PWYP African coalitions – in line with the global strategy. It is elected every three year at the PWYP Africa Conference.

PWYP Global Council

Every three years at PWYP’s Global Assembly, members elect 10 representatives to form our Global Council. The council makes overarching recommendations to PWYP’s Board and Executive Director, ensures governance standards for national coalitions, and oversees coordination mechanisms between the regions. Accountable to the Global Assembly, it works by consensus, voting on decisions only when necessary. With seven seats reserved for sub-regions, two for member organisations with global reach and one for an Africa Steering Committee member, the Council is truly representative of PWYP members, drawing on their many strengths to guide our campaign for open, accountable, sustainable, equitable and responsive governance in the extractive sector.

Fatima Diallo

Fatima Diallo

Africa Steering Committee representative
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Dr Fatima Diallo is the Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Action on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CRADESC). She is a lawyer and legal anthropologist with fifteen years of experience as an academic, international consultant and development actor. She was a Senior Researcher at the University of Cape Town and Deputy Secretary General of the African Constitutional Law Network (South Africa) before taking up the position of Extractive Industries and Infrastructure Manager for Francophone Africa at Natural Justice. 

She is Vice-Chair and member of the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. 

Fatima holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and graduated from the University Gaston Berger (Senegal).

Saswati Swetlena: MIRA

Saswati Swetlena: MIRA

GC/board liaison / Asia-Pacific
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Saswati Swetlena is a social development professional with 18 years of experience with diverse civil society organisations, grassroots communities, and networks in India on a rights-based approach. She has a fair knowledge and understanding of the rights of indigenous, marginalised and vulnerable communities over natural resources, their access to justice and dignity, poverty, water and sanitation, livelihoods, emergency, gender, social exclusion, extractives, governance and accountability. She is committed to addressing the complex social development challenges and contributing to a more just and equitable world. 

Currently, she works as the National Coordinator at Mineral Inheritors Rights Association (MIRA), an evolving coalition of civil society organisations and networks in India working on transparency and accountability of extractive sector governance. She holds a postgraduate degree in social work.

Monday Osasah: African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development

Monday Osasah: African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development

Chair / Anglophone Africa
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Monday Osasah is a capacity building professional, advocate of good governance and open society in Nigeria. His career of over 20 years traverses various fields including manufacturing, journalism, and the nonprofit sector. He trained as an economist and holds a master’s Degree in public administration from Delta State University but has a strong flair for journalism. He is a member and fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria and the Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria (ISMN). He works at the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) as Executive Director.

Fuad Hasanov: Democracy Monitor

Fuad Hasanov: Democracy Monitor

Eurasia
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Fuad Hasanov  is a human rights defender specialised in  advocacy, legal aid, and education on civil and political rights, equality law, civic participation and confidence building. He has extensive experience working with international organisations and funds on projects related to the promotion of democracy, human rights, gender equality, women empowerment, transparency initiative and conflict resolution. At the UNDP Baku office, he worked as a Chief Consultant on enhanced civil society support for promoting gender equality through legal framework and women socio-economic empowerment in remote regions of Azerbaijan. Hasanov is the chairman of the Managing Board of Democracy Monitor, dealing with democratisation, human rights, transparency, conflict transformation and peace-building with broad involvement of youth and women.

Fuad Hasanov holds a MA degree in Political Sciences from Baku State University in Azerbaijan and John Smith Program Fellow of 2008 in democracy, social justice, public service and good governance.

Georges Mpaga: PWYP Gabon

Georges Mpaga: PWYP Gabon

Francophone Africa
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Georges Mpaga is a Gabonese civil society activist in Gabon. Between 1994 and 2000, he was involved in humanitarian actions, particularly in the health sector (fight against HIV, promotion of reproductive health for adolescents and young people). In 2007 he created the Gabonese PWYP coalition with other civil society activists,  and acted as its Deputy Coordinator. He later became PWYP Gabon’s Strategic Advisor in the Steering Committee, a position he still occupies today. In 2021, Georges joined the civil society constituency of the EITI Gabon multistakeholder group. Georges is also active in various other civil society groups for the promotion of transparency, the fight against corruption and good governance, including Transparency International, SHERPA, SURVIE, Secours Catholique, Global Witness, VUKA, UNODC, etc. 

Aida Gamboa: Amazonía de Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Aida Gamboa: Amazonía de Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Latin America
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ida Gamboa is a political scientist, author of several publications, academic opinion articles and research. She has knowledge and experience in public policy, indigenous peoples’ rights, governance, environmental management and engagement with civil society and the private sector. She has participated in various international initiatives such as the EITI, OGP and the process of negotiation, signing and ratification of the Escazú Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean. Aida is coordinating  the Amazonía de Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) programme since 2020. She holds a Master in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). 

Nora M. Hasan: PWYP Irak

Nora M. Hasan: PWYP Irak

Middle East and North Africa
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Nora M. Hasan is a social activist from Baghdad (Iraq), former exchange programs coordinator, with more than 8 years of experience in civil society empowerment. She is currently working as a clinical pharmacist at intensive care units, and as a resource management researcher. Since 2017, Nora has advocated for a fair energy transition and worked with several local and international NGOs to highlight the importance of turning to cleaner energy sources in the MENA region.

Maria Ramos: Oxfam

Maria Ramos: Oxfam

Global Reach
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Maria Lya Ramos is Associate Director at Oxfam where she co-leads the agency’s Extractive Industries Global Program.  She provides strategic leadership on oil, gas and mining advocacy to promote greater transparency and accountability of the sector and respect for human rights of affected communities.  She currently supports work in some thirty countries, primarily Southern, West and East Africa.  She previously worked in Angola with the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) on transparency and accountability of the petroleum sector and authored the report Angola’s Oil Industry Operations.  Before that, she was director of Rainforest Action Network’s campaign to hold Chevron to account for its oil pollution legacy case in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. With the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) she supported mining affected communities in the Guatemalan highlands seek redress for corporate-related human rights abuses. For almost five years, she served as Amazon Watch’s Southern Amazon Program Coordinator, leading advocacy efforts to protect Indigenous peoples’ rights and territories in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. She co-authored the report A Legacy of Harm: Occidental Petroleum in Indigenous Territory in the Peruvian Amazon. She was a National Organizer for Greenpeace, where she trained students across the country on environmental corporate campaigning. Maria holds a MA in International Development from The George Washington University.  She is a native Spanish speaker and is attempting to be conversant in Portuguese. 

Carly Oboth: PWYP US

Carly Oboth: PWYP US

Europe / North America
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Carly Oboth is the Director of the Publish What You Pay – US, where she is leading the coalition’s work to secure a more open and accountable extractive sector, both in the US and globally. Before joining PWYP-US, Carly was a Policy Advisor with Global Witness, where she led dynamic advocacy campaigns to support the implementation of the conflict minerals transparency law in the US, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. She co-authored a seminal report, Digging for Transparency, which analysed the first conflict minerals reports filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Carly has also spent time researching gold supply chains and investigating the trade in illicit gold in Latin America. She has been routinely quoted as an expert on supply chain due diligence and responsible mineral sourcing.

Evelyne Tsagué: NRGI

Evelyne Tsagué: NRGI

Global Reach
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Evelyne joined NRGI in 2009 and has held the roles of Deputy Regional Coordinator, Africa Deputy Director and Africa Co-Director. In her current role as Africa Capacity Development Advisor Evelyne leads on NRGI’s capacity development strategy and acts as a resource for NRGI’s Africa team. She supports the Anglophone and Francophone Africa regional extractive industries knowledge hubs and strengthens engagement across stakeholder groups, working internally and externally to advance the quality and maximize the impact of NRGI training.

Prior to joining NRGI, Evelyne worked at the Cameroon program of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as human rights/extractives industries program. Previously, Evelyne worked as human rights legal advisor and trainer at the Justice and Peace Commission of Yaoundé. She has also worked as a research assistant with IPIS, a research unit of the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaoundé.

 

Evelyne holds a high diploma in human rights and humanitarian action from the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and a postgraduate inter-university diploma in fundamental rights from Nantes University, France.

Observers, Minutes & Communiqués

Observers: PWYP members may request to observe online Global Council meetings, and will be accepted as observers on verification by their regional representative and provided that the number of observers is deemed reasonable.

PWYP members who wish to observe an online meeting can apply here in advance of the meeting [two weeks before the meeting], so as to enable obtaining the Global Council’s consent ahead of the meeting. Please note that meetings are held in English and French.

Minutes & Communiqués: To find out what is talked about at Global Council meetings, download the minutes of any of the meetings here. They show how we agree policies, identify priorities, plan activities and evaluate our work to ensure that natural resource extraction improves everyone’s lives.

Global Council Meeting - 20 September 2022

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Global Council Meeting - 26 July 2022

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PWYP EU Members Meeting - 20 June 2022

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Global Council Meeting - 11 May 2022

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Global Council Meeting - 3 March 2022

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Global Council Meeting - 16 November 2021

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Global Council, Africa Steering Committee and Board meeting - 15 July 2021

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Global Council Meeting - 21 April 2021

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Global Council Meeting - 9 Feb 2021

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Global Council Meeting - 7 Dec 2020

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Global Council Communique on Energy Transition - 7 Oct 2020

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Global Council letter to the EITI Board on Energy Transition - 24 Sept 2020

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Global Council meeting on Energy Transition - minutes - 24 Sept 2020

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GC Statement on EITI validation of Civic Space final EN

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GC minutes - call on civic space - 23 July 2020

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GC minutes - call on the Contract disclosure campaign - 22 June 2020

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Global Council meeting minutes - 6 May 2020

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Global Council meeting communique - 6 May 2020

Download the communique, "A time for continuity and responsiveness", here

Global Council Handover meeting 1 February 2019

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Global Council Meeting 30 April 2019

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Joint Board-Global Council Meeting 1 May 2019

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Global Council Communique May 2019

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Feedback call on the PWYP regional meetings

The Global Council and the Board had a feedback call to discuss the PWYP regional meetings that have taken place on the implementation of PWYP's Strategy Vision 2025. Download the minutes here.

Global Council meeting minutes - 6 November 2018

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Global Council meeting minutes - 9 May 2018

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Global Council meeting 10-11 October 2017

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Global Council meeting minutes - 5 April 2017

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Global Council meeting 14-15 September 2016

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Global Council meeting 2-3 December 2015

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Global Council meeting April 2015

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Global Steering Committee meeting 5-6 August 2014

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Global Steering Committee meeting 22-23 January 2014

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Global Steering Committee meeting 18-19 May 2013

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PWYP Africa Steering Committee

PWYP’s Africa Steering Committee was established to support the development of effective, well-governed national coalitions and provide strategic guidance to the movement across the continent. The committee includes four elected representatives for each African sub-region (Francophone West Africa, Anglophone West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Africa), and the African civil society representatives on the EITI Board. Working with the Global Council, it oversees implementation of our strategy in Africa and ensures that members comply with PWYP standards.

James Koryor

James Koryor

PWYP Liberia, Anglophone West Africa
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James is an anti-corruption advocate and is a 2013 Anglophone West Africa Youth Integrity Ambassador. He coordinates the Liberia CSOs Anti-Corruption Coalition, the biggest conglomeration of CSOs working in the anti-corruption space advocating for a more transparent, open and accountable government in Liberia. He is also the National Secretary-General of the Federation of Liberian Youth-FLY. Over the last decade, James has developed and successfully supervised, implemented and managed many youth focused anti-corruption projects and programs across Liberia. James is a candidate for a Masters Degree in Public Administration at the Cuttington University Graduate School. He holds a postgraduate certificate in human rights & drug policy from the University of Ghana, School of Law, and is an Alumni of the US Department of State Community Solutions Program. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public administration from the University of Liberia and was part of the 2019 Accountability Incubator Program implemented by Accountability Lab.

Christian Mounzeo

Christian Mounzeo

PWYP Congo: Central Africa
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Christian Mounzeo is president of Meeting for Peace and Human Rights (known by its French acronym RPDH), national coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign. As a former Board member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and member of the Congo EITI multi stakeholder, over a decade, he advocates for transparency and accountability in natural resources management and try to link the impact of oil, mining and forestry exploitation on human rights development and specially on economic, social and community rights. He advocates also for more transparency and integrity in democratic processes, particularly in the election process in Congo. A champion of human rights, he played a leading role in bringing to light human rights abuses and cases of impunity, torture, etc. Working in a continued harassment context, he seeks to build alliances with policymakers nationally and internationally while strengthening Congolese civil society. Degree in Journalism at Marien Ngouaby University, He is a graduate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he completed a training program in conflict management and prevention, as well as the Human rights advocate program training at Columbia University in USA.

Fatima Mimbire

Fatima Mimbire

PWYP Mozambique: East and Southern Africa
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Fátima Mimbire, Journalist, Human Right Defender and transparency activist, with experience as researcher on the Extractive Sector, focusing on governance. Was CSO representative at Mozambique EITI MSG (2013-2017), and was coordinator of the National Extractive Industry Platform (2015-2017). Now is coordinating the SWF Project (Strengthen CSO and Parliamentary engagement in the establishment of a SWF for Mozambique) leaded by CCIE/PWYP Mozambique and Nweti.

Fatima Diallo

Fatima Diallo

PWYP Senegal: Francophone West Africa
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Dr Fatima Diallo is the Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Action on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CRADESC). She is a lawyer and legal anthropologist with fifteen years of experience as an academic, international consultant and development actor. She was a Senior Researcher at the University of Cape Town and Deputy Secretary General of the African Constitutional Law Network (South Africa) before taking up the position of Extractive Industries and Infrastructure Manager for Francophone Africa at Natural Justice. 

She is Vice-Chair and member of the United Nations Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. 

Fatima holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and graduated from the University Gaston Berger (Senegal).

Brice Mackosso

Brice Mackosso

EITI International Board representative
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Brice was a co-founder of the first PWYP coalition in Africa, and has been a member of the EITI Congo Executive Committee since 2007. He has served as Permanent Secretary of the Commission of Justice and Peace for the Catholic Church in Congo Brazzaville, focusing on oil revenue transparency. In 2008, he became Deputy Coordinator of Justice and Peace Commissions, in charge of advocacy on extractive industries. In 2012, he was appointed Coordinator of Justice and Peace for the ACERAC (Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad) sub-region.

Minutes and Communiqués

To find out what is talked about at Africa Steering Committee meetings, download the minutes of any of the meetings here. They show how we agree policies, identify priorities, plan activities and evaluate our work to ensure that natural resource extraction improves everyone’s lives.

Africa Steering Committee meeting - 24 November 2021

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PWYP Africa Charter 2021 - English

PWYP Africa Charter outlines the principles, governance structure and functioning of PWYP in Africa in order to ensure effective advocacy efforts and adherence to the principles and values of the movement by PWYP members on the continent.

PWYP Africa Conference Communique

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PWYP Africa Steering Committee Report 2021

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ASC handover meeting

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Africa Steering Committee meeting June 2019 - Communique

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Africa Steering Committee meeting June 2019 - Minutes

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Africa Steering Committee meeting January 2018

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Africa Steering Committee meeting January 2018 - Communique

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Africa Steering Committee meeting November 2018

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Joint Africa Steering Committee and Global Council meeting November 2018

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Africa Steering Committee meeting November 2018 - Communique

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Africa Steering Committee meeting January 2017

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Africa Steering Committee handover meeting July 2017

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Africa Steering Committee meeting January 2017

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PWYP Secretariat

The PWYP Secretariat harnesses the ideas, energy and diverse experiences of our 700-plus members worldwide and channels them into a global perspective, ensuring campaigns at national, regional and international levels are aligned and mutually reinforcing. Through knowledge and information sharing, hosting communication platforms, and capacity building the Secretariat coordinates and assists members’ collective action. It also supports individual national coalitions in their strategy, governance and workplan delivery. The PWYP Secretariat’s Operational Plan 2020-2022 defines how its work will support the implementation of the strategy Vision 2025.

Joe Bardwell

Joe Bardwell

Director of Communications and Campaigns
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As Director of Communications and Campaigns , Joe works with the secretariat and across our member network to conceive and execute powerful advocacy campaigns driven by strategic communications. Joe brings experience in delivering strategic communications, network-driven campaigns and corporate accountability. Prior to joining PWYP in 2020, Joe led communications at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for six years. He holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Eric Bisil

Eric Bisil

Regional Coordinator, Central Africa
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Eric has worked for more than a decade on natural resource governance issues in Central Africa and beyond, including serving as a civil society representative to the EITI MSG in Cameroon from 2012 to 2015 and more recently developing an internal strategy for responding to violations of PWYP members’ rights to freedom of expression and assembly, and contributing to the development of practical EITI training materials for PWYP members. Prior to joining the PWYP Secretariat, Eric was a program coordinator for the Centre for Environment and Development (CED), an NGO based in Cameroon; and Program Officer at NRGI in Guinea Conakry where he helped develop NRGI’s 2015-2018 engagement strategy for Guinea and was also responsible for supporting CSOs, parliamentarians and journalists to participate in monitoring the governance of extractive resources. 

As PWYP’s Regional Coordinator, Eric represent PWYP at the regional level, guides our Central African members’ advocacy initiatives and helps develop member coalitions’ capacity. Eric also contributes to the development and implementation of strategic plans and governance mechanisms for the PWYP Secretariat.

Maria Bou Rouphael

Maria Bou Rouphael

MENA Project Officer
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After enrolling in a postgraduate diploma in the field of Clinical criminology at Claude Bernard university, Maria became part of AJEM, Association Justice and Mercy, a Lebanese national organisation engaged in providing access to justice to people deprived of liberty. There, she worked on human rights research and on advocacy initiatives with the government on access to basic needs and rights in detention centres, and outreach activities with local partners, international organisations, and academic institutions. Maria also joined WAR Child Holland as a project coordinator for child protection and education programs in Syria in coordination with Lebanon and Jordan. In addition to these roles, Maria has been engaging with independent movements and local organisations on political reform, and has been dedicated to human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout her career. Maria joined PWYP in March 2020 as the MENA Project Officer. In this role, she will support partners in the region using her experience in programme management, capacity building, facilitation and mediation.

Nelly Busingye

Nelly Busingye

Member Engagement Manager - Africa
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Nelly brings extensive first-hand experience of running coalitions to her role coordinating PWYP’s activities and supporting members in East and Southern Africa. She has a decade’s experience working with civil society on tax justice, the environment and natural resource governance in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and has been a Capacity Advancement Fellow on Extractives with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). Nelly helped establish PWYP Uganda and has sat on several coalition steering committees in the country, including the Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas. She has also chaired the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda and the East Africa Tax and Governance Network. Before joining PWYP in 2018, Nelly worked with SEATINI Uganda coordinating the Financing for Development/Tax Justice programme. She holds BA and MA degrees in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.

Vincent Egoro

Vincent Egoro

Anglophone West Africa Regional Coordinator
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Vincent Egoro is an organisational development and project management specialist who is passionate about finding ways to help civil societies achieve their mission and become sustainable. He has extensive experience in partnership building and providing capacity-strengthening interventions to NGOs and Government agencies in the areas of assessment to action planning, project cycle management, strategy development, and resource mobilization.
Before joining PWYP, he was in Caritas Nigeria as a Senior Institutional Capacity
strengthening Specialist. He is a certified facilitator for Project Dpro, Program Dpro, Meal Dpro methodologies. Vincent is experienced in facilitating workshops for both large and small groups, in-person and virtually, conference speaking, and is also skilled in coaching and mentoring.

 Ernest Ekurot

Ernest Ekurot

Sub-grants Coordinator
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Ernest Ekurot joined PWYP in November 2019 as the Project Officer for East & Southern Africa, and became Sub-grants coordinator in 2021. He is an experienced Finance professional with over eight years of comprehensive hands-on experience that he gained working with international non-governmental organisations. Throughout this experience, Ernest has been implementing development projects in partnership with multi-donor agencies, and has extensive experience working with partners and different stakeholders. Prior to joining PWYP included providing oversight to all financial, logistical and administrative matters, capacity building of sub grantees and implementing partners. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting) from Makerere University, Kampala and CPA Uganda certification.

Aroa de la Fuente

Aroa de la Fuente

Senior Regional Coordinator – Latin America and the Caribbean
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Aroa joined PWYP in July 2021. She has 12 years’ experience working with civil society on extractive industries governance, energy and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), including through research, advocacy campaigns, coalition building and project management. From 2014 to 2017 Aroa coordinated the Latin America Network on extractive Industries (RLIE), and represented Latin America on the PWYP Global Council and board. Aroa holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She also holds a Diploma on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Perú.

Rami Hassouna

Rami Hassouna

Director of Finance & Operations
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Rami joined PWYP in June 2021 . He is a chartered accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the charity and international development sector. As well as finance, he has experience in roles covering operations, project management, governance, and risk management. Past employers include BBC Media Action, where he spent time delivering projects in Tunisia & Lebanon, and the Equal Rights Trust, where as Head of Operations he oversaw significant improvements to the Trust’s financial and operational management systems. Before joining PWYP he was CFO at Child’s i Foundation, a Ugandan charity working to build a community based child protection system. Rami holds a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.

Edwin Ikhuoria

Edwin Ikhuoria

Executive Director
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Edwin Ikhuoria is a campaigner from Nigeria with over 20 years of experience leading advocacy efforts to transform governance in Africa to end poverty and save lives. For the last eight years, he has spearheaded ONE’s work on transparency and accountability, most recently as Executive Director for Africa. He has extensive experience collaborating with hundreds of civil society organisations to achieve change. Prior to working with ONE, Edwin held positions with projects funded by financial institutions across West Africa.

Vanessa Martins

Vanessa Martins

Finance Manager
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Vanessa joined as Finance Manager with Publish What you Pay in January 2019 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Vanessa has extensive Finance experience across charities, private and not-for-profit organisations in a range of areas including, education, legal, membership, investment management and insurance.

Her role will include ensuring that PWYP’s Finances are managed according to PWYP policies as well as managing the day-to-day financial processes.  She will also provide direct support to non-financial team members and budget holders.

In her spare time Vanessa enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, spa retreats and hosting board game activities.

Jeniffer Mwangi

Jeniffer Mwangi

Finance Officer
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Jenny has more than 15 years of experience having previously worked for Moorfield’s Eye charity and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. In these roles she covered finance, introduction of databases and helped to generate income, focusing mainly with Gift Aid while working with fundraisers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and a Postgraduate in International finance and Investment.

Irene Mwende

Irene Mwende

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator
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Irene has over 15 years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) functions in governance and advocacy programmes. She has designed, developed and implemented living MEL systems that are able to: capture and demonstrate contributions to outcomes, respond to emerging contextual issues, promote stakeholder accountability, facilitate learning and adaptation; and support fundraising. Her previous roles have allowed Irene to hone in her skills in building the capacity of different stakeholders on MEL. In addition, Irene holds a Masters Degree in Demography from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In her new role at PWYP, Irene will be supporting the PWYP team on the organisation’s learning and reflection so that PWYP delivers responsive interventions, strengthen the skills of stakeholders on MEL, and increase the team’s skills to collect and showcase results.

Emil Omarov

Emil Omarov

Member Engagement Manager - Asia-Pacific, Eurasia and MENA
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After working for four years for Revenue Watch (now called NRGI) supporting its Eurasia Regional Director, Emil joined PWYP in 2016 with extensive prior knowledge of our campaign and coalitions in the region. At Revenue Watch, he contributed to strategy and programme development, before working as a consultant to the World Bank on EITI development in Azerbaijan. Emil coordinates PWYP’s work in the Eurasia region, including strategy development and implementation, advocacy, communications and fundraising.

Fern Pooley

Fern Pooley

Institutional Fundraising Manager
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Fern leads the fundraising efforts at PWYP, bringing wide-ranging experience raising funds and mobilising resources for issues spanning human rights, social justice, health, and environmental advocacy in the UK and overseas. She is responsible for the development and delivery of PWYP’s fundraising strategy to help realise the organisation’s global mission. Before joining PWYP in 2020, she worked as a consultant and writer, helping small to mid-size non-profits achieve ambitious funding targets, engage new supporters, and build sustainable fundraising pipelines. She previously spent five years working with the fundraising team at Global Witness, a transparency and anti-corruption watchdog. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Nottingham.

Stephanie Rochford

Stephanie Rochford

Director of Member Engagement
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A qualified practitioner in Prince 2 project management, Stephanie joined PWYP in 2013 bringing wide-ranging experience in operational, research and management roles. At PWYP, she has worked to support governance, communications, grant management and operational processes. As Director of Member Engagement, Stephanie is responsible for supporting PWYP’s regional coordinators in implementing our strategy at national and regional levels, as well as supporting the Executive Director in fundraising. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Sheffield.

Pierre Saade

Pierre Saade

Senior Regional Coordinator Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
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A former field officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Pierre was Programme Manager at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Beirut before joining PWYP in 2018. He oversaw activities with civil society partners covering issues such as youth participation, sustainable development, electoral reform, the environment, oil and gas governance, and small arms control. As Regional Coordinator for MENA, Pierre links and supports members in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen and the wider region. Pierre holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy from Notre Dame University in Lebanon, where he also works part-time as an instructor in the faculty of Law and Political Science. His PhD at the Lebanese University in Beirut analysed Lebanon’s oil and gas sector. He speaks English, Arabic and French.

Naila Sebbahi

Naila Sebbahi

Team Administrator / Executive Assistant
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Naila is responsible for supporting the Executive Director, Senior Management Team, and PWYP’s legally constituted bodies, as well as providing administrative assistance to the wider secretariat team. As a group coordinator and grassroots campaigner, Naila has extensive experience in supporting and managing operations working with socio-environmental groups on climate and social justice, refugees rights and democracy reforms.

Demba Seydi

Demba Seydi

Senior Regional Coordinator, Francophone West Africa
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Before joining PWYP in 2017, Demba worked with many PWYP Coalitions in West Africa and around the world in his role as Extractive Industries Regional Programme Officer for Oxfam in West Africa. As PWYP’s Regional Coordinator, Demba represents PWYP at the regional level, guides our West African members’ advocacy initiatives and helps develop member coalitions’ capacity. Demba also contributes to the development and implementation of strategic plans and governance mechanisms for the PWYP Secretariat.

He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and is a PhD candidate in Public Law and International Relations at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (Senegal). He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Zoé Spriet-Mezoued

Zoé Spriet-Mezoued

Communications Coordinator
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As PWYP’s Communications Coordinator, Zoé is responsible for integrating high-impact strategic communications across PWYP’s campaigns, programmes, and movement building. She joined PWYP in July 2021 after working 10 years at the Belgian francophone section of Amnesty International (AIBF). She started there as a Campaigner and became AIBF’s Campaigns & Advocacy Manager in 2020. Zoé brings a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic communications, campaigns, advocacy and mobilisation on a wide range of human rights issues, from sexual violence to the illegal arms trade. Zoé holds a masters degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lille and a Complementary Master in Human Rights from the Université Saint-Louis of Brussels.

 Nyree Woolston

Nyree Woolston

Operations Manager
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As Operations Manager, Nyree oversees all aspects of PWYP’s operational support department. This involves ensuring that PWYP’s staff and key stakeholders across multiple countries are provided with the physical, logistical, and administrative support necessary for effective achievement of the organisation’s objectives.

Nyree is a results driven and dedicated operations professional within the global not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about operational excellence, creating high-performing and energised teams capable of working collaboratively across functions and geographies to achieve success.

Prior to joining PWYP, Nyree was Head of People, Systems and Culture at the Resource Alliance. As Head of People, Systems & Culture, Nyree was a key member of the senior management team and responsible for developing and driving the implementation of new systems and processes as well as the people and culture strategy across the organisation.

PWYP Board

The Board has legal and fiduciary responsibility for PWYP as a registered charity in the United Kingdom, overseeing organisational, financial and human resources policies and plans.

Carlo Merla

Carlo Merla

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Carlo is a senior international development practitioner and civil society activist, with a long history of volunteering and campaigning in CSOs. He has worked for local CSOs, international NGOs, multilateral organisations and governments in Africa, South America, South East Asia and Western Europe. His development work in Cameroon, Chad, Bolivia and other South American countries shaped his deep commitment to working with local communities to uphold their rights to access land, natural resources and sustainable livelihoods. Carlo has since worked to address issues of civil society engagement, from both policy and capacity-building perspectives. He has contributed to PWYP’s strategy development, governance and advocacy at national, regional and international levels, with determination that every global action empowers people affected by extraction. He is founding member of two local CSOs, in his native Italy and in Cameroon, and is honorary member of the board of ROTAB-PWYP Niger. Carlo studied business economics and social sciences at the University of Pisa and the Universidad de la Cordillera, La Paz, Bolivia.

Alan Detheridge

Alan Detheridge

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After 30 years with the Royal Dutch Shell Group, Alan retired in 2007 as the Group’s Vice President for External Affairs. A long-term supporter of revenue transparency in the extractive industries, he has written articles and testified before the US Congress on the need for openness. In addition to PWYP, Alan is a board member of Management Sciences for Health, the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Natural Resource Charter and the Open Contracting Partnership.

Susan Hazledine

Susan Hazledine

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With 20 years’ experience at a major law firm, much of this as partner, Susan brings deep insight into litigation strategies used by and against PWYP members. She has particular expertise in charity law through her current role as UK Executive Director of International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), backed by knowledge of company law and charity accounting. Susan is heavily involved in ISLP’s anti-corruption work, with a strong focus on better natural resource management, greater government transparency and accountability, and support for civil society.

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

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Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri has 15 years’ experience as a legal advisor, advocate and researcher into social and economic rights. She has travelled worldwide leading investigations, empowering marginalised communities, documenting human rights violations, and helping shape social and economic policy at national, regional and international levels. As a global researcher, she has participated in major international studies commissioned by organisations including UN-Habitat, COHRE, MSI Integrity, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Energia, Women Learning Partnership, University College London, Conectas and the Ford Foundation.

In 2011, she founded Spaces for Change, a Facebook group which served as a hub for critical discussion, policy dialogue and civil action by young Nigerian professionals. The group achieved a high national profile when it convened the first-ever digital conference on Nigerian oil reform, the Petroleum Industry Bill, in 2012. Previously, Victoria spent seven years at the Social and Economic Rights Action Center as a legal advisor and program manager, carrying out legal research in Nigeria, Congo, Germany and Kenya. Her work is published in a range of international journals.

Ali Idrissa

Ali Idrissa

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Ali is the national coordinator of ROTAB-PWYP Niger. His recent work has focused on the campaign for Niger to win a fair deal in renegotiations of its uranium contract with French company AREVA. Ali was named Niger’s man of the year in 2013 and featured among Africa’s top 100 influential people. He is a founding member and vice-president of CROISADE Niger, established in 1999 and now one of the country’s leading organisations promoting human rights and democracy. Ali represents civil society on the national committee of EITI Niger. He is Director General of the Independent Press Group, Labari.

Athayde Motta

Athayde Motta

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Athayde Motta is an experienced development professional and has worked in Brazil and abroad in programme development and management, and fundraising. His areas of expertise include participation, policymaking, communications, urban inequalities, racial inclusion and the organisational development of NGOs. As an academic researcher and consultant, he has worked in Brazil, East Timor, Kenya, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States. He has interned with the Geneva-based United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and has also worked for the Ford Foundation, Afirma Communications and Research, the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses (IBASE), Oxfam GB and the Baobá Fund for Racial Equity. Since April 2017, Mr. Motta is the Executive Director of IBASE, based in Rio de Janeiro, where he coordinates the organization’s program on Extractive Industries.

Saswati Swetlena

Saswati Swetlena

Global Council representative on the Board
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Saswati Swetlena is a social development professional with 18 years of experience with diverse civil society organisations, grassroots communities, and networks in India on a rights-based approach. She has a fair knowledge and understanding of the rights of indigenous, marginalised and vulnerable communities over natural resources, their access to justice and dignity, poverty, water and sanitation, livelihoods, emergency, gender, social exclusion, extractives, governance and accountability. She is committed to addressing the complex social development challenges and contributing to a more just and equitable world.

Minutes

To find out what is talked about at Board meetings, download the minutes of any of the meetings here. They show how we agree policies, identify priorities, plan activities and evaluate our work to ensure that natural resource extraction improves everyone’s lives.

PWYP Board Meeting 14 June 2022

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PWYP EU Board Meeting 1 June 2022

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Board Meeting 24 May 2022

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Board Meeting 10 December 2021

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Board meeting 14 May 2021

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Africa Steering Committee - meeting 24 November 2021

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Board Meeting 14 December 2020

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Board Meeting 29 September 2020

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Board Meeting 29 July 2020

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Board Meeting 1 June 2020

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Board Meeting 2 May 2019

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Board Meeting (call) 8 August 2019

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Feedback call on the PWYP regional meetings

The Global Council and the Board had a feedback call to discuss the PWYP regional meetings that have taken place on the implementation of PWYP's Strategy Vision 2025. Download the minutes here.

Board meeting 9 December 2019

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Board meeting 19 December 2018

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Board meeting 11 June 2018

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Board meeting 2 May 2018 - Trustee Appointment

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Board meeting 11 May 2018

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Board Meeting 18 December 2017

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Board Meeting 9 October 2017

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Board Meeting 20 July 2017

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Board Meeting 3 April 2017

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Board meeting 12-13 December 2016

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Board meeting 16 September 2016

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Board meeting 7 July 2016

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Board Meeting 4-5 April 2016

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Board Meeting 1 December 2015

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Board Meeting, 17-18 August 2015

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Board Meeting 10 April 2015

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Joint Board and Global Council Meeting 8-9 April 2015

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Governance Manual

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Governance Manual outlines governance roles and responsibilities for PWYP, which has been a registered legal entity in the United Kingdom since April 2015 and in Belgium since 2022. The manual is a living document. The manual is regularly updated to ensure that it reflects best practice in coalition governance.

PWYP’s Vision

A world where all citizens benefit from their natural resources, today and tomorrow.

PWYP's Mission

To build a global movement of civil society organisations making oil, gas and mineral governance open, accountable, sustainable, equitable and responsive to all people.