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  • Alison Holder

    Director

    Alison is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of Equal Measures 2030. She has over 15 years of experience in international development policy, advocacy and campaigning and has previously worked at UNSDSN, ActionAid, Oxfam, Save the Children and Accenture.

    @alieholder 

    alison.holder@equalmeasures2030.org

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  • Albert Motivans

    Head of Data and Insights

    Albert leads the data strategy for Equal Measures 2030, ensuring our results and insights are accessible and understandable to all. He has more than 20 years of experience, including with UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNICEF Office of Research, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    @AlbertMotivans

    Albert.Motivans@equalmeasures2030.org

  • David Stewart

    Head of Finance and Operations

    David leads the finance and operations team for Equal Measures 2030. David has experience working on development and humanitarian assistance in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkey. He has an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

    David.Stewart@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Amanda Austin

    Head of Policy and Advocacy

    Amanda leads national, regional, and global-level policy and advocacy for Equal Measures 2030, including overseeing partnerships with women’s rights organisations in our focus countries. With development and humanitarian experience in East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe, she previously worked for Save the Children, Oxfam, and Plan International.

    @AmandaRrae 

    amanda.austin@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Saran Koly

    Head of Communications

    Saran leads strategic communications at Equal Measures 2030. Previously, she has worked as Chief External Communications and Advocacy for UNICEF in Burkina Faso. Over the past 15 years, Saran has built an extensive portfolio within the humanitarian sector involving emergency response, social behavior change communications, journalism, high-level counsel and management of diverse teams.

    @SaranKoly

    Saran.Koly@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Cecilia García Ruiz

    Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Cecilia provides project and technical support to EM2030 national partners and leads regional influencing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, Cecilia worked at the Human Rights Commission for Mexico City, and has more than 10 years of experience working in the civil society and public sectors and as an independent consultant to advance gender equality.

    proyectos@cladem.org

  • Hellen Malinga Apila

    Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Africa

    Hellen is responsible for providing technical expertise to regional partners and national influencing partners in Africa, linking policy and advocacy work from national, Africa regional, and global levels and processes. She has over 15 years’ experience with international, regional, and national civil society organizations such as ActionAid, FEMNET, AWAN-Afrika, and SDGs Kenya Forum.

    h.apila@femnet.or.ke

  • Aarushi Khanna

    Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Asia

    Aarushi provides project and technical support to EM2030 national partners and leads regional influencing in Asia. She has more than 7 years of experience working with international and national civil society organisations on advancing gender equality. Prior to joining, Aarushi worked with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, ICRW and UNDP in a range of roles spanning research, knowledge management and partnerships.

    aarushi@arrow.org.my

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    Anne Connell

    Senior Data Advisor

    Anne supports the data strategy for Equal Measures 2030, building strategic data partnerships and ensuring our results and insights are accessible to all. With experience in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Anne has previously worked with Partners In Health, Democracy Reporting International, the Brookings Institution, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

    @AnneMartinConn 

    Anne.Connell@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Martha Flynn

    Policy and Advocacy Officer

    Martha supports Equal Measures 2030’s policy and advocacy work, with a focus on women’s rights organisations undertaking EM2030-supported influencing at the national level. Prior to joining, Martha worked with Girl Effect, Mercy Corps and Human Rights Watch in a range of roles spanning campaigns, advocacy, communications and partnerships. 

    Martha.Flynn@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Paula Trujillo

    Policy and Advocacy Advisor

    Paula supports Equal Measures 2030’s policy and advocacy work, with a focus on women’s rights organisations undertaking EM2030-supported influencing at the national level. She has complementary experience in both the governmental and the non-profit sector working in projects and advocacy at the national and international level to advance girls’ and women’s human rights. Previously, Paula worked for Plan International and Defence for Children International in Geneva and for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia in Bogotá.

    PaulaG.Trujillo@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Alison Livingstone

    Administrative Assistant

    Alison provides support on operations, finance and events for Equal Measures 2030. Previously, Alison worked for The British Council as project manager on development programmes in The Middle East and Eastern Europe.

    alison.livingstone@equalmeasures2030.org

  • Ibrahima Beye

    Finance Officer Grants and Contracts

    Ibrahima is Finance Officer Grants and Contracts for Plan International USA and supports Equal Measures 2030 in preparing and reviewing financial reports and in providing donor compliance regulatory support for US grants. Ibrahima has experience working for NGOs in Africa and Asia, such as Abt Associates, Technoserve, FHI 360, and Chemonics. 

    Ibrahima.Beye@planusa.org

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