Please join us in welcoming Ireland to the Board of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

Board representative

Patrick McManus

Deputy Director, Global Food Security & Partnerships, Food Team Lead, Policy Unit.
Development Cooperation and Africa Division.
Irish Aid – Department of Foreign Affairs

As of 31 March 2023, Ireland has officially joined the Donor Platform Board bringing the number of Board Members to 14. Membership is through Irish Aid, held under Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and with Patrick McManus as their representative.

Ireland has a rich history of commitment as a donor to food systems and their priorities align well with the Donor Platform workstreams of country-level coordination, innovative finance and data reporting and accountability.

We look forward to welcoming their new perspectives in our work.




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