The Global Steering Group

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    Gladys Nairuba, Co-Chair of the Side by Side Steering Group

    Active Citizenship Programme Officer, DanChurchAid, Uganda

    Clare Morgan, Co-Chair of the Side by Side Steering Group

    Corporate Gender Champion, Christian Aid, UK

    Faustina Nillan, Chair of Side by Side Tanzania

    Director for Women and Children, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tanzania

    Jenny Brown, Chair of the Advocacy Group

    Senior Church Advocacy Advisor, Christian Aid, UK

    Jane Machira

    Gender and Inclusion Advisor, Christian Aid, Kenya

    Elsebeth Gravgaard

    Senior Policy Gender and Citizenship Advisor, DanChurchAid, Denmark

    Jørgen Thomsen

    Senior Religion and Development Advisor, DanChurchAid, Denmark

    Dionne Gravesande

    Senior Ecumenical Relations Manager, Christian Aid, UK

    The Revd Bafana Khumalo

    Co-Founder & Senior Strategic Advisor, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa

    Kassoum Coulibaly

    Co-President & CEO, Global Institute for Women’s Empowerment Group, Mali


    Side by Side International Coordinator (primary contact):

    Rachel Tavernor, email:


    Former members of the Inception Group:

    Joanna Lilja, ACT Church of Sweden

    The Revd. Canon Terrie Robinson, Anglican Communion

    Dr. Tanja Haque, previously at CAFOD

    Josh Levene and Rev. Geoff Daintree, previously at Christian Aid

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