Organization of the Task Team

The Task Team is co-chaired by representatives from the National Bureau for NGOs in Uganda, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland, and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE).

Co-chair official donor community: Ms. Orla Mc Breen (Director, Civil Society and Education Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland)


Co-chair partner country community: Mr. Stephen Okello (Acting Executive Director, National Bureau for NGOs, Uganda)

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Co-chair Civil Society Organizations community: Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga (Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum)


Reference Groups

The Task Team is home to a number of Reference Groups that provide information and guidance on specific activity areas. Reference Groups have balanced multi-stakeholder participation. They are also dynamic, forming and dissolving as necessary. The Task Team currently has Reference Groups on i) Task Team Future Strategy, ii) Country-level engagement, iii) Task Team Studies and iv) the SDGs.


The Task Team is supported by a part-time Secretariat. The Secretariat is hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) in the Hague, the Netherlands. The Secretariat comprises:

Hans de Voogd (Manager)

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Jacqueline Wood (Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor)

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Adinda Ceelen (Senior Policy & Communications Officer)
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Sanne Huesken (Project Officer)


Nelja Tilma (Event Coordinator)

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The Task Team Secretariat and Task Team meetings and events are funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).