My Clients

 
Current clients
 
Senior Policy Advisor on Aid and Development for Oxfam IBIS (February 2016 - current): Leading the Nordic Aid and Development campaign with focus on Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Client: Oxfam IBIS (funded by Gates Foundation). 

E8 coordinator for ACT Alliance (June 2015 - current): Change management for eight European development organsations based in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom and strategic support to selected country offices in Africa, Asia and Central America. Client: Bread for the World, Christian Aid, Church of Sweden, DanChurchAid, Diakonia, FinnishChurchAid, ICCO and Norwegian Church Aid. 

ONE Campaign (June 2016 - current): Permanent strategic policy support on aid and development issues in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland). Client: ONE Campaign.  

Global Partnership for Education (February 2017 - current): Strategic policy support on aid fot international education in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland). Client: Global Partnership for Education  

Previous clients (2012-2017)

Nordic roundtable on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (June 2017): Facilitation and policy analysis on health and hiv/aids funding in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, including an overview of current national budget negotiations. Client: Danish AIDS Fondation 

Stakeholder analysis and campaign development (October 2016 - May 2017): Stakeholder analysis, facilitation and campiagn development for the Roskilde Festival in collaboration with Good Company CenturyClient: Roskilde Festival.

Advanced advocacy training (November 2015); One day advanced advocacy training for approx. 20 members of KEPA (Service Centre for Development Cooperation) and one day strategic and organizational development facilitation for approx. 10 staff of KEPA. Client: KEPA (Finland). 

Nordic aid policy report (November 2015): Co-author of policy report on 'Nordic Exceptionalism' which compare the recent development in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, including an overview of current national budget negotiations. I presented the report at the ’Nordic Development Conference’ in Oslo and facilitated a discussion among key Norwegian politicians. Client: Norwegian Church Aid (Norway).

Strategic support to Worlds Best News (September / October 2015): Stakeholder analysis and strategic facilitation and a draft strategy (2016-2020) for the Worlds Best News campaign, including midway presentations to steering committee and Secretary Generals. Client: Worlds Best News.

UN conference organizer (September 2015): Lead conference organiser of a High-Level CSO event on the post-2015 agenda co-hosted by UN NGLS and the Governments of Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Sweden and Tanzania. The High-Level CSO event took place in the UN Headquarters during the 70th UN General Assembly and was attended by approx. 500 participants. Client: Beyond 2015, Climate Action Network (CAN), the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) and Participate.

Policy analysis of Denmark’s ODA cuts (May 2015): Author of policy analysis of the Danish Liberal Partys proposal to introduce the biggest ODA cuts on development assistance in Danish history and reducing Danish ODA to 0,7% of GNP, the lowest level in almost 40 years. Client: Timbuktu Foundation. 

Policy Report on taxes and gold mining (April 2015): Author of policy report on 'Golden days for Newmont' which analyses the low tax payments of the US based mining company Newmont and how Ghana’s mining reforms has been an obstacle to maximizing Ghana’s revenues. Client: IBIS (Denmark) and ACEP (Ghana). 

Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor on Extractives (2013 - 2015): Long-term policy and advocacy support to CARE Ghana's new Forest Extractives and Civil Society Support Programme (Yen Sore) on mining, oil, gas and forests in Ghana. Client: CARE Denmark

Senior Trade Specialist (2013 - 2015): Heading the Trade and Development Programme with particular focus on EU and Ghana trade agreements, including the new GSP and the impact of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), European FDI in agriculture and agri-processing sectors and sector analysis of EU exports. Client: Institute of Economic Affairs - IEA Ghana.

Policy analysis on EU dairy investments in West Africa (March  2015): Co-author of policy report on European Dairy Companies increasing involvement in the West African Dairy Sector Development, including corporate profiles of Arla, Danone, FrieslandCampina, Nestlé and Lactalis. Client: CARE Denmark

Mid-term review of the Beyond 2015 Campaign (February 2015): Stakeholder interviews and mid-term review of the Beyond 2015 Campaign which assessed to which extent the campaign had been participatory, inclusive and responsive, how the organizational design has supported civil society participation and influence at all levels, and provide recommendations for the last year of campaigning towards a new post-2015 framework. Client: Beyond 2015

Post-2015 conference organizer (November 2014): Lead conference organiser of a High-Level CSO conference on the post-2015 agenda co-hosted by Beyond2015, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN-City and Global Focus,. The High-Level CSO event took place in the UN-City Copenhagen and was attended by 170 participants from 48 countries. Client: Beyond 2015 and Global Focus.

Policy report on tax policies and practices in Danish companies (October 2014): Co-author of policy report on CSR and Danish companies tax policies, which provide the first overview of corporate tax policies and practices among some of the most influential companies and investors in Denmark. Client: The Tax Dialogue and IBIS. 

Policy Report and Opinion Poll (May 2014): Author of policy report and opinion poll among Danish students analysing their basic knowledge about global issues and their experience with the global dimension in public education. Client: Timbuktu Foundation.  

Programme Concept Note for ACT Zimbabawe (May 2014): Developing a Concept Note to guide the Zimbabwe ACT Forum towards the development of a joint ACT Zimbabwe programme within four priority areas; Governance, Peace and Reconciliation, Extractives and Sustainable Livelihoods, including Humanitarian Assistance. Client: DanChurchAid, Diakonia, Church of Sweden, Norwegian Church Aid, HEKS, ICCO and Christian Aid 

Joint Strategy for ACT Zimbabwe (March 2014): Facilitating a joint ACT Zimbabwe programme analysis among likeminded civil society agnecies in Zimbabwe. Client: DanChurchAid, Diakonia, Church of Sweden, Norwegian Church Aid, HEKS, ICCO and Christian Aid. 

Analysis of the future Development financing December 2013): Author of policy analysis on the future global development financing and the on-going negotiations in OECD DAC to change the OECD reporting directives. Client: Danish NGO-forum

Zimbabwe Policy analysis (December 2013); Facilitating a joint policy analysis among likeminded civil society agnecies in Zimbabwe. Client: DanChurchAid, Diakonia, Church of Sweden, Norwegian Church Aid, HEKS, ICCO and Christian Aid.

Conference organizer (November 2013): Lead conference organiser of a two-day High-Level CSO conference in Blantyre (Malawi) discussing strategies on how to regain civil society space. The High-Level CSO conference was attended by 130 participants from 30 countries. Client: Diakonia, Church of Sweden, Norwegian Church Aid, Bread for the World, HEKS, DanChurchAid and Christian Aid. 

Moderator at the Danish Civil Society Rally 2013 (October 2013): Moderator at Danish Civil Society Rally 2013, including the session delivering key messages to the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation. Client: NGO-Forum 

Policy Advice Report; Alternative assessment of Denmarks Development Assistance (October 2013): Author of policy report which was an alternative assessment of the SRSF Government Development Policy and Assistance in the period 2011-2013. Client: Timbuktu Foundation  

Analysis of Danish Liberal Party's new Development Policy September 2013): Author of policy analysis of the Danish Liberal Party's new develolment policy and the likely impact of proposed ODA cuts. Client: NGO-Forum 

Analysis of PCD implementation at EU delegations (September 2013): Contributed to policy report on the implementation of the May 2012 Council Conclusions on Policy Coherence for Development (PCD), including stakeholders analysis, interviews and surveys at EU Delegations and EEAS and DG DEVCO. Client: Concord Europe

Policy Report; Civil Society involvement at EU-delegation level (June 2013): Author of policyreport on the EU decision to promote a more enhanced and strategic engagement with civil society organizations at EU Delegation level. It includes illustrative case studies from Ghana and Uganda and identify key challenges and opportunities going forward. I presented early conclusions at a seminar on ‘EU Development Cooperation after the Lisbon Treaty’ at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and a workshop on “How civil society can strengthen its engagement with the EU Delegations” organized by Concord Denmark (April 2013). Client: Concord Denmark. 

Policy Position; WTO, trade and EU (April 2013): Developing a policy position on WTO, trade and EU for Concord Denmark and Danish 92-Group. Client: Danish 92-Group

Policy strategy development (March 2013): Stakeholder analysis and development of a draft strategy for policy for CISU (Civil Society in Development), Client: CISU.

Policy position and policy strategy on hunger (October 2012): Developing a policy position and draft advocacy strategy on hunger. Client: DanChurchAid

Policy Advice
Copenhagen Denmark
Cell: +45 4294 4417
@: meh@policyadvice.dk