The role of the informal project Advisory Committee (AC) is to provide strategic guidance to the Gender Financing project, to advise the project team on which priority issues to investigate, and to act as a sounding board as the initiative develops. The AC consists of gender specialists and other expert representatives from the UN, INGOs, think tanks, private foundations, and civil society organisations, bringing together a wealth of experience and expertise on gender equality programmes, gender data, transparency, and development. Individuals serve in their personal, not organisational, capacity.
Advisory Committee Members
Alison Holder is the Director of Equal Measures 2030, a cross-sector partnership of global, regional and local civil society organisations, as well as the private sector, working to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action. Alison has nearly 20 years’ experience working in international development and the private sector, including working on livelihoods projects for women in India, SME development in South Africa, corporate social responsibility and business strategy at Accenture, and business and human rights. She has an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a first degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada.
Andrew Wainer is Director, Policy Research with Save the Children USA where he focuses on sustainable development finance, governance, and foreign aid effectiveness. His research has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Development in Practice and International Migration and his analysis has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Atlantic. Andrew’s work has also been cited by research institutions including the World Bank, the Center for Global Development, and the Brookings Institution. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and received his master’s degree in Latin American Studies from UCLA.
Greta Schettler is Senior Programme Officer for the Gender Equality Policy, Advocacy and Communications at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the International Folk Art Alliance. Greta has extensive experience in gender equality and economic growth, with a focus on designing and scaling efforts to advance poverty reduction, women’s economic participation and entrepreneurship through development, trade, and business. Previously, Greta was the CEO and Founder of Equal Up Strategies, the COO of WEConnect International, and a Senior Economic Policy Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State.
Lorie Broomhall is the Acting Director and Senior Advisor of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning at Plan International USA. Lorie is a senior level public health professional with over fifteen years of experience leading international evaluations, research and M&E, with a strong background in HIV, reproductive health/family planning and health systems strengthening. As a former Global Health Fellow at USAID, Lorie has deep, practical knowledge of PEPFAR and USAID M&E procedures, requirements, and reporting systems. Her research knowledge and skills include the design and implementation of protocols and data collection instruments and data analysis plans.
Manine Arends is the Women’s Empowerment Program Development Manager at Hivos Latin America, a development aid organisation that provides financial support to organisations working in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Manine has over 14 years of experience working for Hivos, previously serving as Program Development Manager Women Empowerment, Project Director Women, HIV, and Human Rights, Programme Officer HIV/AIDS in Central America and Cuba, and Coordinator of Hivos Costa Rica’s Global Fund project to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tubercolosis.
Megan O’Donnell is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Global Development’s gender program and a senior policy analyst. She works on issues related to women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion, gender data and measurement, and development effectiveness. Previously, Megan worked at the ONE Campaign, and also coordinated CGD’s gender research programme. Megan has worked with the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE USA, Banyan Global, and the Middle East Institute. She has a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and French from the University of Virginia.
Memory Zonde-Kachambwa is the Executive Director at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (known as FEMNET). Memory is a pan-African feminist, gender and women’s rights activist, with over 18 years’ experience developing, managing and implementing programmes promoting women and girls rights regionally and globally. A seasoned cross-cultural thought leader and strategist bridging national, regional, and global women’s rights networks with policy leaders. She is a board member of the award–winning UNESCO Female Students Support Network Trust in Zimbabwe, which assists young women in tertiary institutions in fighting gender based violence. She was named by apolitical among the top 100 women in gender policy in 2019 and is a SheDecides champion.
Papa Seck is the Chief Statistician at UN Women. Since joining UN Women in 2009, he has led statistics and data work at UN Women and has contributed to the Research work of UN Women more broadly. He leads UN Women’s efforts to monitor the SDGs and for the past year has coordinated the UN System’s efforts to ensure the inclusion of strong gender indicators in the SDGs. He is currently leading the implementation of UN Women’s flagship programme: Making Every Woman and Girl Count, to improve the production and use of gender relevant statistics and to help countries systematically monitor the Sustainable Development Goals from a gender perspective.
Sumina Karki is the Assistant Director of Social Development at The Asia Foundation in Nepal. Sumina is a development professional and researcher with experience in governance, conflict transformation, and gender equity and social inclusion. She participated in the Center for Peace and Justice’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute course as a Winston fellow and has completed basic and advanced mediation and dialogue training. Sumina has experience in programme development and implementation, project management, monitoring and evaluation and trainings. Sumina holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.