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The Global Partnership's Secretariat is comprised of a small team spread across Conakry, Lagos, London, Nairobi, New York, and Washington D.C.
Davis Adieno is the Director of Programs for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He works across sectors through national data roadmap processes to define strategies that support their priorities for investments and innovations in data. Davis previously worked as the Global Partnership's Regional Director for Africa. Prior to this, Davis worked for CIVICUS World Alliance as Senior Advisor of Data, Accountability, and Sustainable Development, and for Development Initiatives as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, and Data Use.
Julia Bails is the Communications Intern for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She assists with outreach and editorial tasks, providing general organizational support via monitoring digital media analytics and drafting content for the team's social media platforms. She is based in New York City and is a current undergraduate student at New York University, where she studies international relations. Julia writes weekly articles for her university's major politics and international affairs journal and has previous experience in public health research at NYU School of Medicine.
Karen Bett is the Policy Officer for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Karen conducts research and policy analysis on data for development and supports the Leave No One Behind Collaborative and the Citizen-Generated Data Task Team. She completed her MA in Economics, specializing in health economics and public finance, at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Most recently, Karen was the Regional Technical Lead for Development Initiatives’ Africa office. Karen is based in Nairobi.
Sarah Burns is the Coordinator for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She assists with grants and contracts processes, provides logistical support, processes payments, and makes travel arrangements for team members and supported participants. Previously, Sarah worked for Global Ties Miami, a non-profit that facilitates educational exchange programs under the International Visitor Leadership Program. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2017 with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. She is based in Washington, D.C.
Tichafara Chisaka is the Project Manager for the Inclusive Data Charter. She leads on engaging current Inclusive Data Charter champions, as well as strengthening monitoring, knowledge sharing, and learning from the initiative. Tichafara has worked for Plan International, the Overseas Development Institute, and BBC Media Action, amongst others. She has over 14 years of experience designing, planning, managing, and implementing complex global projects and programs in various sectors. Tichafara holds a Masters in International Relations with International Law from the University of Kent and a post-graduate certificate in Social Research from Birkbeck, University of London. She is based in London.
Olga Cowings is the Partnerships and Engagement Officer for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Olga works with hundreds of organizations worldwide to broker partnerships that mobilize data to monitor and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She leads on formalizing partnership models, and is also responsible for network engagement, content generation, and outcomes assessment. Previously, Olga worked in the private sector consulting on thought leadership research and corporate sustainability strategies. Her background is in applying statistical and spatial analysis techniques to solve global issues and she is based in London.
Alan Hollis is the Operations Officer for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. His work focuses on supporting the CEO, Board, and Technical Advisory Group, as well as event logistics. As part of the administrative support team based in Washington, D.C., he also works on internal business processes. His background is in nonprofit administration and he has an undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster and a master’s from the University of Akron.
Francois Phopho Kamano is the Francophone Program Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. He develops and leads the overall strategy and workplan for country-level engagement and partnership brokering in Francophone West Africa.
Before joining the Global Partnership, Francois was the Sub Regional Project Officer for BirdLife International in West Africa. He is currently based in Conakry, Guinea.
Amber Kiwan is the Communications Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She is the Global Partnership’s editorial lead, strengthening visibility for the network and working to elevate the profile of data for sustainable development through outreach and high-level advocacy. Amber is based in New York City and has previously worked with the United Nations Development Programme, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, ABC News, and NPR News. She also conducted fieldwork on freedom of expression and violence against journalists in Kosovo and designed development programs for communities in Ethiopia. Amber holds an MA in International Affairs and a BS in Journalism/Global Policy.
Claire Melamed is the CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, heading up a global team based in five countries. She was previously Managing Director of the Overseas Development Institute, and in 2014, she worked in the office of the UN Secretary-General, writing the report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, A World That Counts. She is based in London, has worked for several international NGOs and taught at the University of London and the Open University. Claire has a PhD from the University of London.
Kenneth Mubea is the GIS Technical Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. He supports capacity building for the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC), which supports governments to monitor and achieve the SDGs using Earth observations. The ARDC is currently being implemented in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. Kenneth previously worked as Capacity Development Lead for the SERVIR (USAID - NASA) project at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development. He holds a PhD in Geography (GIS and Remote Sensing) from the University of Bonn. Kenneth is based in Nairobi.
Victor Ohuruogu is a Senior Africa Regional Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. He leads on country-level political and technical engagements that aim to catalyze progress and strengthen data ecosystems towards addressing key data issues for sustainable development at both the national and subnational level. He also provides expertise and support on other technical aspects of the Global Partnership’s strategy and work plan. Victor was formerly a Markets Engagement Manager for West Africa at GSMA. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jennifer Oldfield is the Director of External Relations for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She previously worked for the UN, in UNDP’s Human Development Report Office and for the United Nations Global Pulse initiative. In 2014, she helped the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development deliver A World That Counts. Jennifer spent 10 years working for the UK Government as a speechwriter, digital engagement specialist, and in the UK Prime Minister’s Office as Prime Minister Cameron’s website editorial and social media lead. She is based in New York City.
Tom Orrell manages the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s interoperability stream, co-facilitating the Collaborative on SDG Data Interoperability together with the UN Statistics Division and Open Data Watch. Tom is the Director of DataReady, which he founded in 2018 having identified a need for less technical and more organization-centric research and services that focus on data governance, management, regulation, and usability. Tom has worked for Publish What You Fund, Global Partners Digital, and UNICEF, amongst others. Tom was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2011 and has a BA in International Relations from Keele University. He is based in London.
Alonso Ortiz Galán is the Senior Engagement Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. He develops and implements strategies to improve communications, engagement, and connections between the hundreds of organizations in the Global Partnership’s network and, ultimately, help them achieve shared objectives. He is based in New York City, where he completed an MPA focused on International Policy and Management at NYU Wagner. He has worked for Mexico’s Ministry of Culture and New Ventures Mexico, as well as for international organizations, including the OECD and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Kate Richards is the Outreach Manager for the Inclusive Data Charter, an initiative of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She leads on engaging new Inclusive Data Champions, as well as developing and implementing communications and advocacy strategies that catalyze action on disaggregated and inclusive data. She previously worked at Dalberg, advising leading foundations, multilaterals, and NGOs on strategic communications and advocacy, and at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Kate is based in London, where she is completing an MPA at the London School of Economics.
Sophie Rigg is the Development Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Prior to joining the team, she managed Plan International UK’s program development across the Middle East and South East Asia. She has also worked at UNOPS as their Knowledge Manager based in Myanmar and at King’s College London as their Knowledge and Partnerships Manager. She has also worked in the private sector at a political advisory public relations firm as a project manager for international government clients. She has a Masters in Disasters, Climate Change Adaptation and Development and is bilingual in English and French. She is based in London.
Jenna Slotin is Senior Director of Policy for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Prior to this she was Director of Sustainable Development Policy at the UN Foundation. She has over 12 years of experience at the UN and working on UN policy issues related to sustainable development and peacebuilding, with a focus on analyzing the political dynamics around the 2030 Agenda, development data, and the UN’s peacebuilding architecture. Jenna worked for the UN Development Programme and for Building Markets in Kosovo. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and is based in New York City.
Colleen Wile is the Associate Director for Operations for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. She manages the Global Partnership’s budgeting, compliance, and procurement processes. She is based in Washington, D.C. and has previously worked at the Institute of International Education and American Councils for International Education. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.