Through this new programme, DI Fellows will contribute strategic guidance, quality assurance, mentorship and direct delivery of key outputs for Development Initiatives.
Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives said “I am delighted to be announcing the launch of our new Fellows programme and have professionals like Liz, Greg and Sophia join the team as DI Fellows This network is starting with three fellows who are already contributing an impressive range and level of expertise to DI. I am looking forward to growing our Fellows programme which we hope will help us make an even bigger contribution to supporting poverty eradication and sustainable development”
Gregory De Paepe will provide particular expertise in domestic resource mobilisation and holds previous experience at the UNDP focusing on Development Finance Assessments, and as a policy advisor at the OECD. Liz Steele will contribute her extensive knowledge of transparency and data use to our work, following her role as EU representative at Publish What You Fund and various roles at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. Sophia Swithern will bring expertise on humanitarian issues, and humanitarian financing in particular. Sophia has twenty years of experience with non-governmental, UN and government agencies including UNHCR and Oxfam.