About me

 I have 20 years of experience in international development, specializing in CSOs, policy, campaigning and communication, and has since July 2012 been an independent consultant at Policy Advice, first based in Accra, Ghana and since August 2015 from Copenhagen, Denmark.

 I have played a central role in Danish nd European civil society for decades, e.g. as Head of Secretariat of Concord Denmark, Head of Secretariat at Danish NGO-forum, Head of Policy and Campaign at MS ActionAid Denmark, Senior Political Adviser at DanChurchAid and Senior Policy Adviser at OxfamIBIS. I was the lead author of consultative CSO statements to central government policies, e.g. on Denmark’s Civil Society Strategy (2008) and Denmark’s overall Development Strategies (2009 and 2012).

 I am an experienced lobbyist and have participated in many official government delegations, advising Danish, Nordic and European ministers and government officials on development policy issues, including WTOs Ministerial Conferences, World Bank IMF Annual Meetings, FAO World Food Summits, UN High Level Meetings on Finance for Development, Global Fund Donors' Conferences and UNGASS-reviews.

 I have managed the CSO activities during Denmark’s EU Presidency in 2012, which included collaboration with several hundred organizations from Denmark, Europe and the global South. He also acted as co-chair for the Concord Europe Policy Forum and Beyond2015 Europe. 

 I have extensive experience as manager, team leader and advisor and is used to drive and manage broad processes, which includes a large number of diverse organizations from all over the world. I have formulated and evaluated several CSO programmes and advocacy strategies and is very experienced in assessing the CSO capacity at local, national and international level.

 I am well connected and have a strong network of civil society leaders, government officials, politicians and think tanks in the Nordic countries, Europe and internationally.

Professionel background:
        Owner and Director at Policy Advice from September 2012 - present
               Senior Policy Advisor at CARE Ghana from February 2013 - May 2015
            Senior Trade Specialist at Institute for Economic Affairs from February 2013 - February 2015

        Head of Secretariat at Concord Danmark from June 2010 - July 2012


        Head of Policy and Campaign at MS ActionAid Denmark from January 2010 - August 2010

        Vice Chairman at Danish 92-Group from October 2008– October 2010

          Senior Political Advisor at DanChurchAid from February 2007 - January 2010


        Head of Secretariat at Danish NGO-forum from February 2007 - January 2010


        Political Advisor at IBIS from January 2002– January 2007


        Coordinator at North/South Coalition from August 2000 - December 2001


        Information Officer at IBIS from September 1997 - March 2000


Press coverage (Danish only);


International working groups:
Concord Europe (Brussels), Danish representative and co-chair of Policy Forum during Danish EU Presidency (2010 – 2012)
Beyond 2015 (Brussels), Danish representative and co-chair during Danish EU Presidency (2011-2012)
ActionAid International (Brussels), European and International Working group on Policy & Campaign (2010)
Aprodev (Brussels), European Working Groups on ODA, Trade and Climate (2007 – 2010)
GCAP, European Working Group on MDG campaign initiatives (2005 – 2008)
Fund the Fund, International NGO Network on global financing of HIV/AIDS (2003 – 2007)
North/South Coalition PRSP Programme, co-founder and Board Member (2002 – 2006)
Alliance 2015, Chair of AIDS Policy Group (2003 – 2005)
The Danish AIDS Network, co-founder and board member (2002 – 2004)
Economic Policy Empowerment Programme (Brussels), board member (2001 – 2004)
European Debt and Development - EURODAD (Brussels), board member (2000 - 2003)



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