Participants in the first phase of the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives (from 2010 to 2012) were (all info shown was current in early 2011 and not updated since).
|Alejandro Chanona Burguete is Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is founder of the European Studies Center of UNAM and is currently coordinating the research project, ‘Debating Development Models and Human Security’. He was head of Convergence’s parliamentary caucus in the Chamber of Deputies (Sixtieth Congress, 2006-2009).
|Barbara Adams is Senior Policy Advisor of Global Policy Forum Europe. Her previous positions include: head of the UN-Non-Governmental Liaison Service at UN headquarters; chief of the Strategic Partnerships and Communications Section, UNIFEM, member of the Board of Directors of CCIC. She has authored a number of publications of which the most recent deal with climate justice and with multilateralism.
|Beryl d’Almeida is Director of the Abandoned Babies Committee (ABC), Zimbabwe.
|Chee Yoke Ling is an international lawyer and Director of Programmes of Third World Network (TWN). Her areas of expertise include the environmental, social and economic impacts of globalisation, especially in countries of the South. Since 1993 she has worked closely with key negotiators from the global South, scientists and NGOs to campaign for bio safety and climate justice. She was a member of a Malaysian task force that worked on two national laws related to bio safety and the regulation of access to genetic resources.
|Danuta Sacher is Chair of the Executive Board of the international child relief organisation terre des hommes, which follows a child rights approach and is based on strong citizen participation in Germany. Before, she was Head of Division for Policy and Campaigns at the protestant development organisation "Bread for the World". From 1995 to 2001 she lived in Central America and worked as regional director of a civil society advocacy training programme of the US-american human rights organisation WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) and coordinated the Central America programme of Project Counselling Service for Latinamerican Refugees during the post-conflict period.
|Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is a biologist and a former Member of the German Parliament. He is Co-Chair of UNEP’s International Resource Panel. He served as Director at the UN Centre for Science and Technology for Development, President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Dean of the Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He has authored several books on environmental policies and technology.
|Filomeno Santa Ana III is coordinator for the Manila-based Action for Economic Reforms, a policy advocacy group that promotes a development strategy based on sustainable and equitable growth. He is a contributing columnist for Business World and an author or editor of published studies on economics and development, the latest of which is Philippines Institutions: Growth and Prosperity for All (2010).
|George Chira is Regional Coordinator of terre des hommes Germany for South Asia based in Pune, Maharashtra, India. His main interests include children’s rights, child labour, education, development and social movements.
|Josefa ‘Gigi’ Francisco † is the General Coordinator of Development Alternatives with Women for the New Era (DAWN), a network of feminist activist researchers from the economic South. She is currently the Chairperson of the International Studies Department of Miriam College in the Philippines and a member of the Selection Committee of the Yayori Peace Award. She has conducted research on gender, poverty, development and feminist movements. Gigi passed away on 22 July 2015.
|Henning Melber has been Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala (2006 to 2012). He also served as Research Director of the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala (2000 to 2006) and was head of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Windhoek (1992 to 2000). He is a Research Associate with the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
|Hubert Schillinger is Coordinator of the Dialogue on Globalization program at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) headquarters in Berlin. Previous to his current position, he was FES country director in Namibia, South Africa and Morocco, FES project leader in Senegal and held different positions at the FES head office.
|Jorge Ishizawa has been a Projects Coordinator at Proyecto Andino de Tecnologias Campesinas (PRATEC) in Peru since 1996. PRATEC is an NGO devoted to the cultural affirmation of Andean Amazonian communities based on their own knowledge and traditions. He is presently also a member of the Complex Thought Institute at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima.
|Dasho Karma Ura is the President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies. He also served as National Council Member of Bhutan from 2008 to 2009.
|Roberto Bissio is coordinator of the Social Watch network and Executive Director of the Third World Institute (Instituto del Tercer Mundo, ITeM) in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a member of the Civil Society Advisory Committee to the UNDP and of the international council of Third World Network (TWN). He served on the boards of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and of the Montreal International Forum.
|Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is the Executive Director of the Tebtebba Foundation, an indigenous peoples' organisation in the Philippines born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples recognised. She was the chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). She has been involved at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), working as a member of the advisory panel for UNDP and the UNDP Civil Society Organization Advisory Committee.
|Yao Graham is an activist and writer and Executive Director of Third World Network Africa, a pan-African research and advocacy organisation based in Accra, Ghana, and also a founding member of Social Watch.
|Jens Martens (Coordinator) has been director of Global Policy Forum Europe since its foundation in late 2004. Since 2009 he has also been a member of the board of Global Policy Forum in New York. From 2003 to 2009 he was a member (and from 2006 to 2009 Co-Chair) of the Coordinating Committee of Social Watch, a global network of several hundred NGOs working on poverty eradication and social justice.
|Wolfgang Obenland (Assistant Coordinator) is a founding member of and program coordinator at the Global Policy Forum Europe and a member of the European Steering Committee of the Tax Justice Network.