Background

Established in 2015, the W4GF Advisory Group provides technical and strategic advice to the W4GF Secretariat. The Advisory Group comprises of not more than eight (8) members and these individuals represent the Community-Based Organisation (CBO) or Civil Society Organisation (CSO) that they are working for, and/or bring in additional expertise as individuals to the Advisory Group.

Members of the Advisory Group provide to W4GF:

  1. Advice on the development of the W4GF strategy and its activities;
  2. Guidance on working processes and activities within the W4GF workplan;
  3. Guidance and support to the W4GF Global Coordinator;
  4. Share/Identify any potential donors with the W4GF Secretariat; and Support in the creation and implementation of advocacy plans and activities.

The Global Coordinator of W4GF is an ex-officio member of the Advisory Group.

 

Related Resources

W4GF Advisory Group ToRs

Maurine Murenga - W4GF Advisory Group Chair

Maurine Murenga - W4GF Advisory Group Chair

Based in Kenya

The W4GF secretariat is delighted to announce the appointment of Maurine Murenga as the W4GF Chair of the W4GF Advisory Group. This decision was taken on July 12 2019 when the Advisory Group unanimously accepted Maurine to support the work of the Advisory Group and the W4GF Secretariat. Maurine has been a valued member from the Advisory Group since its inception in 2015 and has always provided thoughtful contributions to W4GF’s strategy and policy development. The purpose of the W4GF Chair is to strengthen W4GF structures.  The Chair’s primary role is to convene and chair Advisory Group meetings and to manage the affairs of the Advisory Group, including ensuring they are organized properly, function effectively and meets their obligations and responsibilities in line with their ToR. The Chair also oversees the work of the W4GF Global Coordinator, who reports to her so that the Advisory Group can ensure effective running of the W4GF Secretariat.

As Chair, Maurine will continue to bring a breadth of knowledge and experience related to the Global Fund to the W4GF Advisory Group and Secretariat, which will be instrumental to her ability to continue to provide sound governance that supports the Advisory Group and the W4GF Secretariat. W4GF will be well served by having a Chair of Maurine’s capacity, connections knowledge and values. We congratulate Maurine on taking on this role and are excited to work with her! “I am excited to take on this position at a time when the voice of women and girls is critical in health advocacy.  Women4GlobalFund as an institution has a big role in ensuring that gender equality is more than a goal in itself and ensuring that it remains a precondition for addressing the barriers women and girls experience in making decisions around their health and accessing health services”.  

 

The ToR for the W4GF Chair are available here

Members of the Advisory Group

MAURINE MURENGA

W4GF ADVISORY GROUP CHAIR

Based in Kenya

ELISA CANQUI MOLLO

Based in Bolivia

GEMMA OBERTH

Based in South Africa

OLIVIA NGOU

Based in Cameroon

MMAPASEKA STEVE LETSIKE

Based in South Africa

SONAL MEHTA

Based in India

SVITLANA MOROZ

Based in Ukraine

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RD Marte, Executive Director of APCASO

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