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Platform Structure and Members2022-11-01T12:19:14+02:00

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Platform Structure and Members

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and foundations.

About us

Platform Structure and Members

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral development agencies, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and foundations.

The Platform has a Board, its main decision-making body, which comprises the focal points of all Platform members that pay an agreed annual membership fee.  

The Platform has Co-Chairs, 2 who are elected ad personam by the Board members and serve for two years. The Platform Co-Chairs also serve as Chairs of the Board.  

The Secretariat is the Platform’s management unit. It supports the implementation of the annual work programme, for which it has executive authority. It currently comprises three full-time staff members: a Secretariat Coordinator, a Communications Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant. Since 2020, the Secretariat has been hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. 

The Platform has a Board, its main decision-making body, which comprises the focal points of all Platform members that pay an agreed annual membership fee.  

The Platform has Co-Chairs, 2 who are elected ad personam by the Board members and serve for two years. The Platform Co-Chairs also serve as Chairs of the Board.  

The Secretariat is the Platform’s management unit. It supports the implementation of the annual work programme, for which it has executive authority. It currently comprises three full-time staff members: a Secretariat Coordinator, a Communications Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant. Since 2020, the Secretariat has been hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. 

Co-Chairs

Conrad Rein EC

CONRAD REIN

Policy Officer

European Commission

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Tristan Armstrong

Senior Sector Specialist, Agricultural Development and Food Security

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) – Australia
Climate Integration and Programming Branch
Climate Change and Sustainability Division

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Jean-René Cuzon

JEAN-RENÉ CUZON

Chargé de Mission

French Development Agency

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AMMAD BAHALIM

Global Policy & Advocacy

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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SEBASTIAN LESCH

Head of Division, Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains, International Agricultural Policy, Agriculture, Rural Development, Innovation

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

IRIS KREBBER

Head of Agriculture – Directorate General for Economic Development

Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office – FCDO

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

SANNA-LIISA TAIVALMAA

Senior Adviser, Rural Development, Department of Development Policy

Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MANON BELLON

Policy Advisor – Agriculture and Food Security

Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs France

RONALD HARTMAN

Director, Global Engagement, Partnerships & Resource Mobilisation

International Fund for Agricultural Development

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MARCO PLATZER

Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Security

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

BRUCE CAMPBELL

Senior Policy Advisor – Food Security

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC

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Chris de Nie

Senior Advisor Food Security
Inclusive Green Growth Department

The Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands

SUNG LEE

International Affairs Specialist

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Members2022-11-24T17:53:05+02:00
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AKMAL SIDDIQ

Chief of Rural Development and Food Security
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Asian Development Bank

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WALTRAUD RABITSCH

Senior Advisor – Poverty Reduction, Rural Development and Decentralization
International Programmes and Projects Department

Austrian Development Agency – ADA

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SOFIE VAN WAEYENBERGE

Coordinator Desk agriculture/rural development

Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency

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CAROL DURIEUX

Expert Agriculture, Food Security and Water Management

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

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NIKITA ERIKSEN-HAMEL

Deputy Director Food Security Division

Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada
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MOHAMED MANSSOURI

Senior Advisor Investment Centre Division

Food and Agriculture Organisation

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CHRISTEL WELLER-MOLONGUA

Head of Division Rural Development and Agriculture, Department Sector and Global Programmes

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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CAMILLA NORDHEIM-LARSEN

Coordinator, Land Governance and Development Programme

Global Mechanism of UNCCD

The Global Mechanism of UNCCD
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SANTIAGO ALBA-CORRAL

Associate Director, Agriculture and Animal Health
Agriculture and Environment

International Development Research Centre

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TEUNIS VAN RHEENEN

Director of Business Development & External Relations
Acting Chief of Staff

International Food Policy Research Institute

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MARIANGELS FORTUNY

Head of Unit, Forestry, Agriculture, Construction and Tourism Unit (FACT)
Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR)

International Labour Organization – ILO

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Aidan Fitzpatrick

AIDAN FITZPATRICK

Resilience and Economic Policy Team Leader

Irish Aid – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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CESAR FALCONI

Agriculture principal specialist, Natural resources and disaster risk management division

Inter-American Development Bank

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Anders Aeroe

Director of the Division of Enterprises and Institutions

International Trade Centre

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JONG-HYUK JEONG

Managing Director / Socio-Economic Development Department

Korea International Cooperation Agency

KOICA
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KATRIN RUDOLF

Sector Economist for Agriculture, Competence Centre Urban Development and Natural Resources

KfW Development Bank

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Austria – Ministry of European and International Affairs

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JESPER RAVN HANSEN

Senior Technical Advisor

Denmark – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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N. N.

Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation – Luxembourg

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ODD ARNESEN

Senior Agriculture Adviser at Norad

Norway – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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ANA REGINA SEGURA

Spain – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

ELISABETH SIMELTON

Senior Policy Specialist – Agriculture
Department of International Organisations and Policy Support

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

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ALEXANDRE KOLEV

Social Cohesion Unit

OECD Development Centre

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SEEMIN QAYUM

Policy Advisor, Sustainable Development

UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Jorge E. Rios

JORGE E. RIOS

Chief – Sustainable Livelihoods Unit

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC

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SARAH A. SIMONS

Senior Partnerships Specialist & Trust Fund Coordinator, Global Engagement Unit
Agriculture and Food Global Practice

The World Bank

J. CHRIS TOE

Senior Advisor, Corporate and Country Strategic Engagement
Strategic Partnerships Division

World Food Programme – WFP

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MELVIN SPREIJ

Counsellor – Agriculture and Commodities Division

World Trade Organisation – WTO

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Maurizio Navarra

Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy

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Michelle Tang

Secretariat Communications Coordination Analyst

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy

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Alessandro Cordova

Administrative Assistant

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy

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Natalie Zaffiro

Secretariat Intern

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy

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