TAP Network Steering Committee 2024-25
For your reference, you can find the Terms of Reference for the Steering Committee.
Additionally, you can find the Steering Committee Meeting and Call Minutes.
TAP Network Steering Committee Members for the Term 2024-2025
African Centre of Excellence for Access to Justice
The African Centre of Excellence for Access to Justice (ACE-AJ) is a continent-wide network of African civil society organizations working to promote access to justice, universal human rights, the rule of law and legal aid for marginalised and poor communities. As ACE-AJ strives to advance access to justice, human rights, and the rule of law across the African continent, our commitment extends to aligning our work with Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its “+” components. SDG 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions. ACE-AJ’s initiatives directly contribute to SDG 16+ by advocating for comprehensive approaches to justice delivery, enhancing the quality and innovativeness of justice service delivery, and promoting ethical values within the justice sector. Our core objectives emphasize equitable, affordable, and culturally relevant access to justice, ensuring that the most vulnerable, marginalized, and excluded individuals have their rights protected.
o Website: https://accesstojustice.africa/about/
o Location: Africa Regional, Malawi
o Primary Representative: Abdul Tejan-Cole (he/him)
o Secondary Representative: Clifford Msiska (he/him)
Asia Development Alliance
A groundbreaking regional network, the Asia Development Alliance (ADA), empowers civil society and is a catalyst for social change. It brings together 30 national CSO platforms representing over 10,000 organisations from South, South East, North East and Central Asia. ADA works to link development, democracy and human rights using SDG 16 Plus lenses, while also working on development finance, health, environment and Climate Governance and Voluntary National Review for Asia-Pacific. ADA has organized various official side events on SDG 16+ in the past 8 years and has been invited during regional forums and the global forums like High Level Political forum like SDG 16 Showcase, SDG 16 Forums, SDG summits and has worked with some member states (Timor Leste, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia to name a few). ADA has published various reports on shrinking civic space, policy coherence in sustainable development, in addition to leading SDG 16 working group during Civil 20, in India in 2023.
As an international CSO learning platform, ADA brings together and strengthens CSO networks at global, regional and national level through joint collaborative efforts on preparing advocacy reports on national VNR process, issues of policy coherence, climate change, producing a tool kit on CSOs engagement in the VNR process, national indicators for goal 16, global report on goal 16 based on national case studies in collaboration with the global platforms like the TAP Network.
o Website: https://ada2030.org/
o TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/asia-development-alliance/
o Location: Asia Regional, Cambodia
o Primary Representative: Jay Hong (he/him)
o Secondary Representative: Jyotsna Mohan-Singh (she/her)
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a network of 200+ organizations working in 181 countries to prevent and reduce violent conflict, violence and fragility and build sustainable peace. AfP strives for a fundamental change in policies, development assistance, and collective action so that peacebuilding and conflict and atrocities prevention are the tools of first resort resulting in cutting the number of fragile states and violent conflict globally in half by 2035. Goal SDG16+ is critical to building and advancing the peacebuilding field and part of AfP’s work is to ensure this goal and the integration of SDG 16 across all the goals is successfully implemented.
o Website: https://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/
o TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/alliance-for-peacebuilding/
o Location: Global, United States
o Primary Representative: Liz Hume (she/her)
o Secondary Representative: Megan Corrado (she/her)
CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. CIVICUS’ vision is of a worldwide community of informed, inspired and committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity. CIVICUS’ mission is to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world. The CIVICUS Monitor, a participatory research collaboration measures civic space conditions around the world, related to commitments in SDGs 16 & 17 on responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision making; access to information and fundamental freedoms; and civil society partnerships.
o Website: https://www.civicus.org/
o TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/civicus/
o Location: Global, South Africa
o Primary Representative: Mandeep Tiwana (he/him)
o Secondary Representative: Jesselina Rana (she/her)
Women for Peace and Gender Equality Initiative
At WOPEGEE, we advocate to advance the rights and priorities of women, girls, and marginalized communities in Nigeria.We work with grassroots, sub-national and national partners to influence change in line with the United Nations SDGs. WOPEGEE’S advocacy enables a more significant impact and increased accountability for commitments to fight gender-based violence, poverty and inequality. Gender equality is at the centre of all we do, so our advocacy focuses on tackling deeply entrenched inequalities which impact marginalized communities, particularly women and girls.
o Website: https://www.facebook.com/wopegee/
o TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/women-for-peace-and-gender-equality-initiative/
o Location: Africa Region, Nigeria
o Primary Representative: Mojisola Akinsanya (she/her)
o Secondary Representative: Mosunmola Akinsanya (she/her)
We are an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. We believe a world without violence against children is possible, and our global campaign “It Takes A World to end violence against children is igniting movements of people committed to making this happen. No one person, group or organisation can solve this problem alone, it will take the world to end violence against children. The campaign is part of our contribution to SDG16+ implementation and achievement.
o Website: https://www.wvi.org/
o TAP Partner Profile: https://tapnetwork2030.org/partner/world-vision/
o Location: Global
o Primary Representative: Arelys Bellorini (she/her)