About me

More than 20 years of experience in international development, specializing in policy, campaigning, strategizing and communication 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 Oxfam IBIS. I have also been co-chair of Concord Europe Policy Forum and Beyond2015 Europe.

Independent consultant since 2012 based in Addis Ababa (2018-2021), Copenhagen (2015-2018) and Accra (2012-2015). Among my current and previous clients are e.g. Bread for the World, CARE, Christian Aid, Church of Sweden, Concord Europe, Danida, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Diakonia, FinnChurchAid, DanChurchAid, Global Partnership for Education (GPE), HEKS, ICCO, LEGO FOundation, ActionAid, Norwegian Church Aid, ONE Campaign and Oxfam.

Experienced lobbyist and member of 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, UNGASS-reviews and the UN Transforming Education Summit (TES).

Long-term experience in facilitating global strategies and policy programmes in international civil society organisations in Europe and Africa. E.g a Global Programme on Economic Opportunities and Decent Work for Youth for ActionAid Denmark (2017), formulated CARE’s Civil Society Programme in Ghana (2018), developed a Global Policy Programme for the Danish Disabled People's Organisations (2018), and facilitated a Strategic Plan for The Danish Institute for Human Rights (2018), and developed a Youth Policy Programme in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana for OxfamIBIS (2019). 

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
Cell: +45 42944417
@: meh@policyadvice.dk